Large-scale processing of drinks and juices almost always happens through continuous processing technology.
Through heat exchangers amounts of thousands to ten thousands liters of juice, drinks or milk are pasteurized and then filled into bottles or cartons. The capacity of the industrial fillers is mostly expressed in number of packs per hour, while the capacity of the heat exchangers is expressed in liters per hour.
Between a filler and a pasteurizer (also when using a PurePulse system), often one or more sterile tanks are placed. At the design of a complete production line some serious engineering is required. To conduct this engineering process in a successful way, the so called typical batch size is crucially important.