Steristep pasteurization

Continuous steam pasteurizing machine

The Steristep uses 2 sources of energy for more flexibility and efficiency. Sterilization of several products can be achieved with this process such as herbs, spices, nuts, flours, powders etc. It is a complete production line with its own cooling section (see cooling)

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Steristep lines


  • Ensure mixing
  • Treat all types of products
  • Allows controlled residence time (vibrating frequency)

Direct heat

Particles heated by contact with a heated stainless steel surface (simple electrical resistances)

  • Avoid condensation
  • Low energy consumption (70-90kWh/ton – 30% inferior to similar processes)
  • High heating surface/m2 (fast rise of product temperature)
  • Short residence time
  • Preserves the organoleptic properties of products

Steam (100 – 120°C)

The steam is injected with nozzles at the bottom of each step which ensures the following

  • Homogeneous exposure to heat of the particles
  • Increased thermal conductivity

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Continuous steam pasteurizing machine explained

Example of a commercial installation


Ingredients processed

FCD SYSTEM has pasteurized over 300 different dried ingredients. We can also process functional ingredients as well as spices and plants. You can contact us if you have a question about your ingredients.

  • egg powder
  • Seawead
  • sage
  • dandelion
  • peppermint (teacut, leaves, …)
  • sesame
  • hazelnuts (whole, kernels, meal)
  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Licorice
  • Ginger (slices & powders)
  • Black pepper
  • whole chili peppers
  • chili flakes
  • ground paprika
  • Keratin powder
  • Isoflavones
  • Vanilla
  • Sage
  • Barley