7 Golden Rules to Consider Before Purchasing a Homogenizer
There are a few important things to consider before purchasing a homogenizer for your applications. The 7 criteria to take into account before making a purchase decision are described in this guide.
- You should ask yourself if you need a homogenizer. Yes, the homogenizer has many benefits. For example, it improves viscosity, as well as, ensuring longer shelf life, less sedimentation, stable structure, and enhanced flavor in the product. But do you need a mixer or homogenizer or do you need both of them? You have to identify your requirements properly.
- You should also decide on a single-stage or a double-stage homogenizer and whether or not it shall have a homogenization step. Without the homogenization step, it operates as a high-pressure pump.
- Double-stage homogenizer should be preferred to reduce vibration, stabilize the back pressure and to avoid agglomeration. If you do not require such features a two-stage machine will only increase the cost.
- You should pay attention to the RPM value of the homogenizer you will purchase. If you purchase a homogenizer operating at a high RPM, it means that you will pay more for a cheaper machine. Please read our article titled “Why Choose Hommak Homogenizer?” to be informed about why low RPM is important.
- You should determine your daily capacity need accurately. The mistake made in the capacity calculation will cause the extra cost for you.
- The homogenization pressure for each product is different. What is the ideal homogenization pressure required for your product? If you do not have any experience with this issue, we would be happy to provide information about it. Purchasing a homogenizer with higher pressure than you need increases the cost. However, those with lower capacity will not provide sufficient homogenization.
- Is the product to be homogenized abrasive? If the homogenizer will be used for abrasive products, custom-designed pistons, valves, and homogenization equipment should be used.
- Will the homogenizer be used in the flow direction or the reverse direction of the flow? If the homogenizer is to be used in the reverse direction of the flow, you need an aseptic homogenizer.
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