A Caloris customer requested our assistance with evaporator improvements as they sought to enhance the performance and capabilities of their existing evaporator system. We sent an engineer to site to perform an assessment.

We tasked the engineer with identifying potential modifications that could be made to the evaporator’s operating conditions and equipment upgrades to improve system performance and efficiency. During his visit, he monitored a production run to assess the system’s overall performance capabilities while on product and during CIP.

Our engineer made several discoveries, including a bad gasket, eight leaking clamps and a bad turbofan shaft seal that all resulted in vacuum leaks.

“There is NO such thing as a SMALL vacuum leak.” — Bruce Skinner

He observed significant scale on the surface condenser tubes and recommended adding connections to the tower water line inlet and outlet to allow for periodic CIP flushes. He also noted that the flash cooler needed to be checked for obstructions as it was not properly cooling the product.

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Bruce Skinner

Bruce Skinner

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Joe Becker


All of these observations, plus further recommendations, were provided in a report to the customer along with our offer to assist with any maintenance items the customer decided to undertake.

Seeking Evaporator Improvements?

Caloris can assess and service evaporators from many different manufacturers. Contact Caloris at 410-822-6900 or problem.solved@caloris.com to arrange for a process assessment at your facility.


About Caloris

Caloris transforms process systems design for the better with unexpected, future-focused solutions that solve real operational problems. We engineer efficient, dependable and productive solutions that also improve environmental sustainability where practical. Designed with the end user in mind to drive plant productivity. Caloris offers evaporation, membrane filtration and spray drying process systems for food and dairy industries, as well as for water reuse and wastewater treatment applications. Both Caloris’ custom and pre-engineered packaged systems are designed to meet our customers’ specific concentration/purification needs utilizing the most cost effective and energy efficient technologies available. Whether concentrating dairy, food or juice products at a high-volume production facility, or processing industrial wastewaters to reduce transportation and treatment costs and recover re-usable water, Caloris provides a range of options and technologies.