Holding Tubes

CSI engineers design holding tubes to meet the pasteurized milk ordinance (PMO), FDA, & USDA standards.

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About Holding Tubes

Holding tubes provide a fixed volume of tubing to "hold" a product for a set period of time at a given flow rate. This is required for processes, like pasteurization, sterilization, thermal deactivation, or tempering, that require a dwell time at a given temperature.

With our outstanding welds, materials, and workmanship CSI makes sure your system meets industry requirements. In order for that to happen, we make certain to address all critical points.

Features
  • Proper slope of no less than 1/4 inch per foot to allow drainage and meet USDA, 3-A, and other regulatory requirements
  • No short circuiting capability
  • Supports that maintain the tubes in a fixed position
  • Salt injection provisions for timing and confirmation
  • Heavy-duty frame design
Options
  • Flow diversion valve (FDV) to direct post-pasteurizer flow
  • Visual leak detection
  • Temperature measurement & controls
  • AL-6XN® & Hastelloy® C-22®
  • Salt injection provisions for timing and confirmation
  • Heavy-duty frame design
Applications
  • Milk
  • Sauces
  • Eggs
  • Infant formula
  • Juices
  • Pastes
  • Deactivation