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How do I decide what size vat / batch pasteurizer I need?

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A batch pasteurizer is for small operations where you will pasteurizer only a few hundred gallons at one time. Each batch of product will take about 45 minutes to one hour to pasteurize the batch.
 
You will need to size your batch pasteurizer according to how much product per day you want to pasteurize.
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The best way to figure out what size you need is to speak with a professional in the pasteurizing equipment industry like ANCO Equipment, we would be able to steer a customer in the right direction. If you pasteurize only a couple times per week say 300 gallons, then a 300 gallon batch pasteurizer will work perfect. If you are pasteurizing a 1,000 gallons per hour everyday then you will need an HTST system for faster production.
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There are two factors to consider in sizing a vat - maximum capacity and minimum capacity.  For example, many 100 gallon vats have a 30-40 gallon minimum, which means that you have to process at least 30 gallons at a time.  For many small scale  producers, some of the most lucrative product niches are very small quantities of specialty products. One example would be those developed exclusively for a particular restaurant.  A 30 gallon minimum may eliminate your ability to serve that market.  You may also want to do small test batches for experimental purposes and 30 gallons would be a lot to throw out if the experiment does not work well.
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It's totally based on your volume requirements. We manufacture a small pasteurizer called The Vat.It comes in 15 and 30 gallon models that are designed for small businesses.The total processing time for each batch will vary based on several factors, but we tell our customers to plan on from start to clean-up,about 2 1/2 hours. The actual pasteurization can range from several minutes to 30 minutes based on the temperature you use. The 2 1/2 hours covers heating time, the cooling process, and cleaning the system after use. 
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2000 liter per hour  is  good  design  for future 
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We have 30 Liters, 60 Liters, 120 Liters for choice base on your business size. thanks!
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This is the second year of my dairy farm. I have 4 dairy goats. The pasteurizer I
would needs to hold approx. 3 gallons of milk.
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I know what size,(gals) I need and that is a 100 gal
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