O-32. A comparison of flash and tunnel pasteurization technologies used for brewery packaging applications

Presenter: J. David Duff, FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, Romeoville, IL.

Pasteurizing beer products can be achieved using either flash or tunnel pasteurizers. This paper covers the general design, description, features, and capabilities of each technology and is followed by an evaluation and comparison of both technologies on a number of levels. The outcome of this review offers the brewer a better understanding of each technology, as well as provide a mechanism for selecting which technology is best suited for their particular operation.

David Duff has been a member of MBAA since 1982 and has held positions in his local District, as well as contributing on the Technical Committee as an organizer and session moderator. David began his career with Labatt Brewing Company, and after completing the Labatt Management Training Program, he held various packaging management positions in five different facilities throughout Canada. In 1997 David left Labatt to join forces with the Stroh Brewing Company and worked at their headquarters in Detroit, MI, as director of packaging operations until the brewery ceased operations. For a short time after leaving Stroh, David worked with Pepsi Bottling Group as plant manager in their Detroit facility before returning to the beer industry in 2005, where he has held the position of North American sales executive with FleetwoodGoldcoWyard, which is part of the Barry-Wehmiller Group of Companies.

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