Autoclaves for the Food & Beverage Industry

CSS' Food & Beverage Industry Clients:

Researching and testing for product innovation and portfolio development. Eliminating biological contaminants and other microorganisms from food products. Guaranteeing commercial sterility for packaging and equipment. Providing aseptic processing to increase the shelf life of products. Preventing pathogen contamination and food spoilage during long-term storage. Ensuring food quality and safety through disinfection.

These are a but few of the use cases for food sterilization equipment, including food autoclaves. Here at Consolidated Sterilizer Systems, we manufacture and install durable, reliable autoclaves for the food and beverage industry, providing companies — and their consumers — with much-needed peace of mind.


Meeting the Food & Beverage Industry’s Sterilization Needs
With public safety quite literally on the line, food and beverage companies are under substantial pressure to meet rigorous food safety requirements, as well as to ensure that their goods are produced, processed and packaged in a sterile environment. Additionally, sterilization requirements can vary significantly depending on the type of microorganisms found in that particular product, its acidity or pH levels and the size of the container in which it’s packaged.

In order to help food and beverage companies meet these requirements, all of our food-grade sterilizers are:

  • Compliant with standards set by all leading regulatory authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Suitable for a wide variety of applications, including inspissation or pasteurization
  • Designed to accommodate the needs of multiple different verticals within the food and beverage industry, including alcoholic beverages, meat processing and agriculture
  • Manufactured with high-grade materials, making them durable, reliable and able to stand the test of time
  • Energy-efficient, with built-in sustainability features designed to reduce energy and water consumption

Cycle Selection

Food & Beverage Autoclave Cycle Selection

All of Consolidated’s sterilizers are equipped to run multiple steam sterilization cycle types, programmable through our state-of-the-art X1 Control System. Companies in the food and beverage industry will find the following cycle-types especially useful based on their particular needs:

Gravity Cycle
The most basic sterilization type, a gravity cycle uses gravity to replace air in the chamber with steam via a drain port. Gravity cycles are best suited for glassware, unwrapped goods, waste, utensils and red bags.
Liquids Cycle
A liquid cycle is the same as a gravity cycle, though it uses a slower exhaust rate to minimize boil-over. Liquid cycles are best suited for media, LB broth and water.
Low Temperature Cycle
This cycle is used for heat-sensitive goods that require inspissation or pasteurization, where the cycle temperature remains near the boiling point of water (180° F–220° F).
Air-over-pressure cycles are great for small quantities of liquid in danger of boiling over. With this particular cycle type, air maintains pressure in the chamber during the exhaust phase until the temperature of the load drops below an adjustable value.
Temperature & Pressure Ramping
This cycle is ideal for loads that are sensitive due to rapid changes in temperature and/or pressure because it enables you to ramp steam pressure or temperature up or down at an adjustable rate.
F0 Cycle
The F0 cycle is typically used for heat-sensitive media and liquids.


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