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Pressure-Flow® Can Produce Fully Cooked Dry Beans

Reduced Cook Time and Reduced Footprint

The Pressure-Flow® Cooker was designed to reduce process times, hydrate, par-cook or fully cook dry beans, rice, other grains and other food items in a continuous first-in/first-out method. Dry bean applications have shown the following BENEFITS:

  • ELIMINATES RETORTING
  • SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER YIELDS
  • BETTER QUALITY
  • BETTER TEXTURE
  • SIGNIFICANTLY LESS LABOR
  • INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY
  • LESS WATER USAGE
  • REDUCED WASTE WATER

Suggested Applications

How it Works

Product is continuously fed into a valve arrangement on a first in / first out that allows product to enter the pressure vessel while maintaining less than 15 PSI of pressure in the cooker. Cooking under pressure achieves elevated temperatures of which a faster cook is only one of many benefits. Product is processed submerged in water while being gently agitated by Lyco patented Hydro-Flow® technology. Agitation suspends the product in motion which has every particle being treated exactly the same. Product is continuously discharged from the pressurized process chamber through a valve arrangement similar to the in-feed valve system.

Benefits

  • A Fully Cooked Product
  • Higher IQF Quality
  • Better Texture
  • Higher Yields
  • A Faster Cook
  • Higher Productivity
  • Lower Water Usage
  • Less Waste Water

Features

  • Fully automated CIP
  • PLC — Recipe controlled process
  • 95% Automated Cleaning/Sanitizing
  • Rugged Reliable Design