In usual farming life, a bulk milk cooking tank is a big collector tank for refrigerating and keeping milk at a cold degree until milk is received by a milk vehicle. Bulk milk cooking tank is an important part of dairy farm equipment. It is mostly made by stainless steel and is used each day to collect fresh milk in good condition at the farm. It must be cleaned by user after every collection of milk. The bulk milk cooking tank can be the product of the farmer or can be rented. A bulk milk cooking tank, also it is known as a milk cooler, become of an inner and an outer part of tank, each made by high quality stainless steel.
Parts of The Bulk Milk Cooking Tank
The gap between the inner part and the outer tank is isolated with foam which is polyurethane. In the event of a power failure with an outside temperature of 30 ° C, the contents of the storage will just warm up to one degree within a day. To facilitate adequate and rapid cooking of all the contents of a tank, each tank is equipped with at least one mixer. Mixing milk ensures that all milk in the tank is at the same temperature and the milk remains homogeneous.
On top of each closed bulk milk cooking tank is a manhole with a diameter of about 40 centimetres. This ensures that the inner tank is thoroughly cleaned and inspected if necessary. The manhole is sealed with a lid and is sealed waterproof with a rubber ring. There are also small gaps at the top of tank which are 2 or 3. One of them is covered with an air-hole, the other one may be used to pump milk to the tank. A bulk milk cooking tank usually stands on 4, 6 or 8 adjustable feet. The built-in slope of the inner tank allows even the last milk drop to eventually flow into the outlet.
At the bottom, each bulk milk cooking tank usually has a threaded outlet, including a valve. Most of tanks have control boxes. It is for the process of cooking using a thermostat. The user can turn the system on and off, allow extra and instant mixing, start the cleaning routine, and reset the entire system in the event of a malfunction. New and larger bulk milk cooking tanks are now equipped with monitoring and alarm systems. When one of these functions give error, the alarm will be on. The monitoring system will also keep the temperature and all malfunctions for exact period.