The GEA Diessel carbonating systems type DICAR™ have been designed for continuous high-accuracy carbonation of soft drinks. They mainly consist of the CO2 saturator incl. appropriate fittings, carbonating tank and the analysing unit (option).
Special features and advantages of the GEA Diessel carbonating systems type DICAR™:
Single-stage carbonation up to 10 g CO2/l of product Measurement of the CO2 content in the product (only DICAR-C™)
- Direct control of the CO2 content (-> DICAR-E™ with pressure)
- CO2-dissolution by means of a special jet nozzle
- Easy operation
- Compact factory-tested unit
- Possible combination with the in-line blending system type DICON-C™ for a compact mixer type DIMIX-C™
Function of the carbonation:
By the aid of a booster pump the ready-mixed beverage is conveyed to the saturator which is working according to the Venturi principle. An optimizing control keeps the flow velocity through the saturator within a constant working range. The partial vacuum generated in the area of the smallest cross-section of the saturator causes a reduction of the pressure level and, thus, involves the desired suction effect for CO2. Apart from that, the short-time increase of the flow velocity guarantees a fine distribution of the CO2 gas and its homogeneous mixing with the product. CO2 is supplied from the pressure tank to the saturator. The constant overpressure of the pressure tank permits an equal carbonation of the beverage. This procedure also ensures a lossfree CO2 supply.
Consequently, the carbonation of the beverage is essentially dependent on the tank pressure that is adjusted according to the desired CO2 setpoint of the specific beverage and that is only slightly higher than the saturating pressure of the product. Moreover, the temperature compensation adapts the pressure in the tank to the saturating curve.
The system is dimensioned subject to the required flow rate of the whole system.
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