Allpax Retort Room Audits Help Lower Energy Costs, Improve Business &Environmental Sustainability

Feb 03, 2011

Covington, LA - Allpax Products, a division of ProMach and a market leader in retort technology and retort room automation, announced today that the company is expanding its energy and sustainability retort room audits from a pilot endeavor to a full fledged national program.

For the past 18 months, Allpax worked with a small number of canneries, each of which utilizes vertical retorts. These audits identified improvements for lowering energy costs, minimizing waste water, and enhancing quality, productivity, and assured conformance to FDA guidelines.

"The audits demonstrated that there are techniques and technology available today that unquestionably improve the economic and environmental sustainability of canneries that employ vertical retorts," said Greg Jacob, general manager, Allpax. "We are expanding the program nationally because of the overwhelmingly positive response from plant managers, maintenance personnel, and operators."

The Allpax audit examines the overall consumption of steam, the process for venting of steam, the amount of water consumed in cooling, and the overall effectiveness of manual and automated controls. Auditors also evaluate wear on hard to replace parts such as hinges, handles, and baskets, and the potential safety hazards from corrosion.

In other developments

Allpax now offers a product for condensing steam once it leaves a retort. The condensate provides the facility with a new source of hot water. The new heat recovery product is in line with FDA regulations and ensures "come-up-and-value-open" schedules are not affected. Allpax also expanded its manufacture of hard to find components for older vertical retorts. The company now buys used vertical retorts for refurbishment and resale.

For information on Allpax's comprehensive line of products and services for older canneries relying on vertical retorts, call 888-893-9277 and visit

About Allpax

Supporting the highest levels of product safety and regulatory compliance, Allpax manufactures processing and sterilization solutions for the food, beverage, pet food, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical industries, including autoclaves, retort room components, fully automated retort rooms, and product handling equipment that supports retort room automation. Allpax is a product brand of ProMach, a global leader in packaging line solutions. As part of the ProMach Product Handling business line, Allpax helps our packaging customers protect and grow the reputation and trust of their consumers. ProMach is performance, and the proof is in every package. Learn more about Allpax at and more about ProMach at

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