Minced meat treatment with ionizing radiation
BeamComplex company has developed and manufactured compact sterilization complexes intended for placement inside of the enterprises or in any desired location. Processing minced meat with ionizing radiation eliminates pathogenic microorganisms and extend shelf life.
The evolution of technology of ionizing radiation
For over 40 years, the world's largest manufacturers of ground meat have been treating their products with ionizing radiation, which eliminates pathogens, guarantees quality, and extends shelf life.

At the moment, the industry of processing products with ionizing radiation is formed in the world. In large cities, there are sterilization centers where products for processing and sterilization are delivered from various enterprises at a great distance. Sometimes manufacturing companies are forced to deliver their products to these sterilization centers even more than thousands of kilometers away.

Beat Complex has developed and started manufacturing compact sterilization complexes with electron accelerators intended for placement inside enterprises.
BeamComplex models
Sterilization on pallets
Advantages:
  • Possibility of processing in boxes with a size of 1200mm X 1200mm X 1600mm;
  • Sterilization on pallets, which can be used for further transportation;
  • Possibility of processing in the X-Ray mode.
Technical specification
The complex is a monoblock, and it's ready for placement inside enterprises. It does not require additional construction work and can be built into the conveyor system of the enterprise. Sterilization takes place on pallets on which used in production. No transfer of products to transport packaging is required.

Equipment:
1) electron beam accelerator (power 100kW, energy 5 MeV)
2) case with a set of formwork for pouring concrete, which is a radiation protection material
3) integrated conveyor system
4) control system
5) radiation control system
6) cooling system (discussed with the customer. System depends on the ambient temperature in the region, the temperature regime of the processed products)
7) ozone ventilation system
Complex dimensions: 15m Х 7,5m Х 6m (concrete shielding).
Electricity consumption: up to 450kW/hr depending on the electron accelerator used.
Power source: no less than 600kW.
Voltage: 380V.
Frequency of the alternating current: 50Hz.
Complex weight: 22 tons without shielding with radiation protection.
Total complex yardage with concrete shielding - 350m³.
Max package dimensions: processing on pallets.
Free space requirements:
1. Ceiling height - from 7 m;
2. Area - from 500m² (dimensions not less than 20m X 25m).
Universal complex
Advantages:
  • Possibility of processing in boxes with a size of 1100mm X 500mm X 500mm;
  • Possibility of processing in X-ray and E-beam mode;
  • High processing speed and high performance;
  • Low processing cost (possibility of processing in the E-beam mode with a thickness of up to 50 mm).
Technical specification
The complex is a monoblock, and it is finished product for placement inside enterprises. It does not require additional construction work and can be built into the conveyor system of the enterprise. Sterilization takes place on pallets on which the product is in production.

Equipment:
1) electron beam accelerator (power 100kW, energy 5 MeV)
2) case with a set of formworks for pouring concrete, which is a radiation protection material
3) integrated conveyor system
4) control system
5) radiation control system
6) cooling system (discussed with the customer. System depends on the ambient temperature in the region, the temperature regime of the processed products)
7) ozone ventilation system
Complex dimensions: 15m x 7,5m x 6m (concrete shielding).
Electricity consumption: up to 450kW/hr depending on the electron accelerator used.
Power source: no less than 600kW.
Voltage: 380V.
Frequency of the alternating current: 50Hz.
Complex weight: 22 tons without shielding with radiation protection.
Total complex yardage with concrete shielding - 350m³.
Free space requirements:
1. Ceiling height - from 7 m;
2. Area - from 500m² (dimensions not less than 20m X 25m).

The ionizing radiation processing technology is only a tool. Our main purpose is to minimize losses and provide the maximum number of people on Earth with safe products.
Results of minced meat processing with ionizing radiation
The reduction of pathogenic micro-organisms helps to improve food safety and reduce production losses.

The only way to process products in package. The application of ionizing radiation after packaging can eliminate or considerably reduce both saprophytic and pathogenic microflora in final products. Irradiation will increase the safety and shelf-life of meat.

After treatment, the cellular and molecular structure of minced meat does not change. Useful micro and macro elements (vitamins, proteins, fats, amino acids) and minerals remain for the entire storage period.

In raising livestock on a farm, feeding occurs with the addition of antibiotics. Ionizing radiation treatment is the only technology that partially reduces the content of antibiotics and hormones in the product.

After processing minced meat with BeamComplex there is no residual radiation in the product left.

Numerous studies prove the safety of products after processing.

During treatment with ionizing radiation, the DNA of pathogenic microorganisms is torn
Ionizing radiation technology

Accelerated electron processing is the use of electron energy and x-ray radiation (ionizing radiation) to kill pathogens in minced meat.

Temperature of processed products from -32 ° C to + 4 ° C

Principle of ionizing radiation operation:
An electron accelerator generates electrons and accelerates them to the speed of light; electrons penetrate the product it occurs DNA destruction of pathogenic microorganisms.

Accelerating electrons processing technology allowed to exclude outdated processing technology with chemicals or cobalt (Co-60).
If the minced meat is incorrectly processed, there is a risk of infection, such as EscherichiaColi, Salmonella, Listeria and Escherichia Bacilli, which provoke intestinal diseases. According to the World Health Organization, In 2019 food agents caused diarrheal diseases and the subsequent death of 230,000 people, especially from the Atypical Salmonella Enterica (NTS).
Processing of any roasting degree!
Irradiation is an effective processing tool to eliminate or reduce pathogenic and spoilage organisms from both in raw and in cooked meat.
Advantages of complex usage at the enterprises
Convenient handling
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  • Complex can be operated at any time at your production area
Quality assurance
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  • Self-monitoring of sterilization process
Consumer confidence
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  • Consumers will be confident about your product and give it preferences
Income growth
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  • Sales up to 100% due to increased shelf-life of the product
  • Opportunity to process products for third parties
  • Expand to new markets
  • Expanding production lines
Decrease spending
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  • Reduce the cost related to delivery to other sterilization complexes
  • BeamComplex cooling system can be used as a heating system of working areas
  • Complex can be used at night time with reduced electricity rate
  • Prevention of financial losses due to lack of claims on product quality
Easy Implementation
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  • The module can be connected to the existing conveyor system
  • Installation does not require additional construction and does not affect the work processes
Contact us:
info@beamcomplex.com
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www.beamcomplex.com
Beam Complex Inc.
16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958, USA