Salt bath cleaning filters for cheese

The SBCF is a special Cricketfilter® for the conditioning of salting baths in cheese production. The Cricketfilter® is a pressure filter with a large specific filtration area due to the shape of the filter elements. The Cricketfilter® is unique because of its patented filter elements, which allow discharge of the filter cake by back pulsing. It was introduced successfully in the dairy industry ten years ago. This filter can be used with hard and semi hard cheeses, as well as selected soft cheeses such as Mozarella.

The SBCF is a special Cricketfilter® for the conditioning of salting baths in cheese production. The Cricketfilter® is a pressure filter with a large specific filtration area due to the shape of the filter elements. The Cricketfilter® is unique because of its patented filter elements, which allow discharge of the filter cake by back pulsing. It was introduced successfully in the dairy industry ten years ago. This filter can be used with hard and semi hard cheeses, as well as selected soft cheeses such as Mozarella.

Salt bath cleaning filters for cheese

The SBCF is a special Cricketfilter® for the conditioning of salting baths in cheese production. The Cricketfilter® is a pressure filter with a large specific filtration area due to the shape of the filter elements. The Cricketfilter® is unique because of its patented filter elements, which allow discharge of the filter cake by back pulsing. It was introduced successfully in the dairy industry ten years ago. This filter can be used with hard and semi hard cheeses, as well as selected soft cheeses such as Mozarella.

 

Cheese is salted in a salt bath with a salt concentration of typically 18 - 20 % for hard cheese and 16 - 18 % for soft cheese. This is to improve taste, structure and shelf life.

 

The average residence time in the salt bath is:

  • 3-5 days for e.g. Emmentaler
  • 1-3 days for other hard cheeses
  • Only several hours for Mozzarella

 

The salt bath needs to be cleaned from time to time because it gets contaminated by bacteria, yeast, molds, proteins and small particles of cheese. The salt bath must be very clean and hygienic to produce cheese of high quality. Cleaning the salt bath can be done by either heating or filtration. We recommend to filter the salt bath because:

 

  • Chemically conditioning the salt bath is not allowed.
  • UV disinfection is not successful on a large scale
  • Centrifuging will give problems due to corrosion. Spare parts for the centrifuge are very expensive.

 

If you clean the salt bath by heating it, you will have problems with the cheese quality because:

 

  • The conditions within the bath will vary.
  • Pasteurizing with heating systems will give problems due to corrosion.
  • Also heating systems are very costly to operate.

 

Without filtration:

  • The salt diffusion is slower and less predictable.
  • The cleaning expenditure is very high.
  • Yeasts and bacteria will grow and cause quality problems and subsequent complaints.
  • The taste will vary.

 

Renewing the salt bath is very expensive and will cause loss of production.
We have made salt bath filters within a wide range, for salt baths from 60 to 4.000 m³. It is possible to filter salt bath volumes up to 8.000 m³ with just one Cricket Filter.

 

Specially designed Cricketfilter®

 

The SBCF is a special Cricketfilter® for the conditioning of salting baths in cheese production. The Cricketfilter® is a pressure filter with a large specific filtration area due to the shape of the filter elements. The Cricketfilter® is unique because of its patented filter elements, which allow discharge of the filter cake by back pulsing. It was introduced successfully in the dairy industry ten years ago. This filter can be used with hard and semi hard cheeses, as well as selected soft cheeses such as Mozarella.

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Cricketfilter® Technology

Chemical- and food processing industries place highest requirements on process quality, cleanliness, systems reliability, and products quality. In this respect, our process filtration solutions are used, for example, in the production of Sugar, cocoa or edible oils, for the removal of active carbon, catalyst recovery or for the treatment of different chemical intermediates. They filter the finest particles and contaminations from the products and contribute effectively to maximum hygiene, quality, and product recovery.

 

The Cricketfilter technology has been developed to separate solid particles from a liquid in such a way that the solid particles can be discharged if dry matter or a slury. Liquid losses are kept to an absolut minimum. The Cricket filtration process is a batch process based on cake filtration and is fully automated.

 

Filtration Group Cricketfilters are based on the current leading technology for cake filtration. The new developed septum plate range unifies the advantages of PTS polish and Cricketfilters by using the standard type I Cricket element with 1500 mm length, proven drain and top cloths can be used. The range is an excellent solution for processes where space is limited, high flows are combined with limited amounts of solids or for limited flows. Also this range is the answer for most processes where a polish filter is needed. No internal manifolds, therefore no spray nozzle or height indication needed. this results in a lower investment and less maintenance.

 

  • Side outlet, ensuring a completely drainable septum.
  • Improve safety by reducing the use of bag filters.
  • The risk when opening bag filter housings is eliminated. 
  • Space saving through an excellent surface/volume ratio because of unique Cricket element design.
  • Improved cloth mounting thanks to use of the proven Cricket type I element construction.
  • Easy to connect several filters, saving space and investment.
  • Easy to automate, therefore low maintenance required.
  • Very high cleanability due to less internal parts.
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Ever wondered how edible oil is filtered? Or sugar? Beer? Cocoa? Sulphur? Ink? You name it! There is a good chance your product was filtered by one of our products.

 

Filtration Group Process Systems is active in almost every market that concerns process filtration separating solids from liquids since 1930.

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Filtration Group has decades of experience in being able to supply innovative filtration technologies to provide optimized solutions for the chemical, food and beverages, oil processing industries current and future challenges.

 

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