Process optimisation

Process optimisation

What is process optimisation and how can Campden BRI support?

Potentially reducing a thermal process target, for example a target F0 or a pasteurisation value, is a big decision for a manufacturer to make. There are understandable worries about increasing the risk of spoilage and pathogenic organisms potentially surviving the thermal process. However, in many cases optimisation is perfectly feasible, and the benefits are significant (e.g. product quality, throughput, reduced energy usage).

Campden BRI can support with process optimisation using a data focused approach, either as part of a larger validation project or remotely using data provided by the manufacturer. We would consider a range of possibilities for optimisation which may or may not be appropriate depending on your product or process:

  • Review of current heat process target (F0 or a pasteurisation value). Can it be reduced whilst still having enough margin of error for potential variations in product and process, and inaccuracies in validation work?
  • Review of worse-case analysis used for heat penetration testing. Have the worse-case settings been ascertained using a logical, data-driven approach?
  • Assessment of whether the cooling phase of a process should be allowed to contribute towards overall lethality during heat penetration testing.

If optimisation is something you are thinking about exploring, get in touch with our friendly Thermal Processing team at Campden BRI - we’d love to help.

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Key services

Heat process validation

Heat process validation

Many factors affect the amount of heat delivered, the product it contains, and the degree of mixing during the process.

Pilot plant facilities

Pilot plant facilities

Food and drink pilot plant facilities, covering over 3000m2.

Thermal processing

Thermal processing

Thermal processing is at the centre of food preservation.

Food product development

Food product development

Developing new food and drink products is a complex process, we can help across the full range of food types.

Cooking or reheating instructions

Cooking or reheating instructions

Knowledge and expertise for microwave and conventionally heated products.

New technologies services and information

New technologies services and information

Exploring new and emerging process technologies for industry use.

Pilot plant (on-line)

Pilot plant (on-line)

Develop new products, analyze existing processes and try out ideas.

Pet food product development

Pet food product development

All our services are available to support the pet food industry.

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Thermal processing training courses

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website www.ukas.com

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207

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