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How to Choose the most suitable Autoclave/Retort?

- Oct 25, 2018 -

How to Choose the most suitable Autoclave/Retort?

As for the most suitable model of retort/autoclave for your side, it mostly depends on your actual situation. The necessary information as below must be offered, and they are helpful for our Technical Team to design:

1. Product Contents


  Livestock Meat(Red Meat): Beef, Mutton, Pork, Venison, Rabbit etc.)

  Poultry Meat(White Meat): Chicken, Duck, Goose, Turkey etc.)

  Fish: Dace, Tuna, Hair-tail fish, Sardine, Basa Fish, Eel, Anchovy, Yellow Croaker, Salmon, Mackerel, Saury,    

  Herring, Sturgeon etc.

  Seafood: Sea Cucumber, Calm, Oyster, Shrimp, Calamari, Scallop, Abalone, Krill, Lobster, Kelp, Caviar etc.

  Fruit: Yellow Peach, Apple, Orange, Coconut, Pineapple, Grape, Pear, Fruit Cocktail, Cherry, Strawberry,    

  Cranberry, Blueberry, Rambutan, Jackfruit, Durian, Olive, Mango, Attap Fruit, Mangosteen etc.

  Vegetable: Gherkin, Cucumber, Green Cucumber, Beet, Pickles, Kimchi, Cabbage, Red Cabbage, Pepper,   

  Chilli, Chick Pea, Lentil, Red Kidney Bean, Haricot, Baked Beans, Sweet Peas, Pickled Onion, Tomato,  

  Asparagus, Cabbage Mustard, Carrot etc.

  Grains: Oat, Barley, Tender Corn, Whole Kernel Corn, Congee, Gruel, Porridge etc.

Bread Spread: Hummus, Apple Butter, Peanut Butter, Blueberry Jam, Orange Jam, Strawberry Preserve, Ketchup/Tomato Sauce, Chilli Paste, Sweet Soybean Paste, Meat Paste etc.

Beverage: Milk, Beer, Syrup, Juice, Soft Drinks, Herbal Tea etc.

  Others: Mushroom, Pet Food, Baby Food, Soups, Ready-meals etc.


2. Package Types:

Vacuum Sealing Bag, Transparent Vacuum Pouch, Vacuum Sealing Box/Bowl

Metal Can: Tin Can, Aluminium Can, Stainless Steel Can etc.  

Plastic Bottle: PP, PE or HDPE Bottle etc.

Inflatable & Gas-flush Bag etc.

Glass Bottle, Glass Jar etc.

Aluminum Foil Package etc.


Various High Temperature Resistant Packages.

3. Size or Dimensions of all your packages

Based on the accurate dimensions of packages, our Technical Team will calculate the accurate quantity loaded in the retort/autoclave.


4. Approx. Net Weight of each package.

Its used to calculate the actual Batch Quantity(also called Load Capacity).

For example, if you want to sterilize 500kg/cycle(one autoclave/retort), and the Net Weight of each package is 

500g, so our engineers will design the suitable retort/autoclave which can load at least 1,000 packages, to satisfy 

your actual requirement of 500kg/cycle.


5. Heating Source Supply:

Saturated Steam offered by the Matched Boiler; 

Electricity Power without Boiler


6. Structure Choose:

A: Single Autoclave/retort, without Hot Water Storage Tank

(Your side should prepare a Water Tank by yourself, to match the Sterilization Water Consumption of your 

Autoclave/retort, and it will lower your Purchasing Budget, but you will have to heat the sterilization water again 

before the next sterilization processing cycle)

B: Double Layers Autoclave/retort, with an upper Hot Water Storage Tank

(More convenient & faster to operate the next sterilization Processing Cycle with the Hot Water from last cycle, no

need to heat the sterilization water again, and Saving the average Produce Cost a lot)


Based on all the above necessary information, our side will work out the most accurate solution and offer the most suitable Autoclave/retort to you 

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