Case study

Case study

Flavours and Ingredient Distillation System

Location: Milton Keynes, England

Scope: Overall process design and build of new flavour and ingredient distillation system

Briggs of Burton worked with one of the world’s leading developers and marketers of high-performance, technology-based colour, flavour and fragrance systems. Sensient Flavours was founded in 1882 in Milwaukee, USA, and aim to deliver products that offer multi-sensorial experiences “just picked from nature”. Briggs of Burton worked at the companies UK site in Milton Keynes where they create high quality extracts and compounded and powdered flavours for use in food and beverage across the world.

Food Equipment

  • Overall process design of an ATEX rated production facility involving powders and solvents
  • Steam jacketed conditioning tanks with agitators for dissolving sugars
  • Bespoke stainless steel still with vapour condenser, distillate receivers and bulk storage tank and transfer system
  • Flavour preparation vessels
  • Access platforms incorporating a loading bay
  • Integration of scrubber system receiving vapour from the still and tanks
  • Briggs CIP system designed for full recovery
  • Integration into existing utilities including RO water, chiller system, steam and compressed air
  • Siemens S7 PLC control system

Briggs Engineering

  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Process design calculations
  • Equipment sizing
  • Process flow sheets
  • Plant utilisation charts
  • User Requirement Specification (URS)
  • Functional Design Specification (FDS)
  • Effluent loadings