Tip: Save Time and Money with Steam

True dry steam reaches deep into wood pores where hot water or chemicals cannot, making steam a much more effective way to remove yeast genera such as Brettanomyces from wooden barrels.

Steam at a constant high temperature is proven to eliminate yeast and bacteria from various surfaces using little amount of water and no chemicals.

Using steam is also a great way to clean any nooks and crannies around winery and tasting room facilities.

Eco-friendly Maintenance

Steam generation takes less time than heating a volume of water because it uses a fraction of the amount. As a result, steam can clean areas much faster than water. Steam at a constant high temperature is proven to eliminate yeast and bacteria from various surfaces using little amount of water and no chemicals. Using steam is also a great way to clean any nooks and crannies around winery and tasting room facilities.
Benefits
  • Reduced water and chemical consumption
  • No waste water runoff or overspray
  • Chemical-free sanitation
  • Increased sanitation (penetrates through wood)
  • Save time and effort
  • Deodorize and sterilize surfaces
  • Clean hard to reach nooks and crannies
Cleaning Applications
  • Clean and sanitize barrels, tanks and bottles
  • Remove bacteria, yeast, molds and fungi
  • Clean and sanitize conveyor belts, processing machineries and equipment
  • Use with CIP, SIP, COP and SOP systems
  • Clean around facilities (floors, grout, windows, tasting areas) without overspray

The Optima Steamer is ideal for the wine industry, making cleaning operations throughout the facility simple and more effective.

The Optima Steamer
The Optima Steamer is available in electric versions (safe indoor use) and in diesel-powered versions ideal for mobile outdoor usage (Note that units can be used for indoors by running extended hoses inside for facilities where 3-phase power is not available).
Features:
• Continuous dry steam generation
• Mobile
• Adjustable moisture control – to generate wet steam for faster general cleaning purposes
• User- friendly interface; easy to maintain
Barrel Steam Wand
Our barrel steam wand is carefully designed to maximize the performance of the Optima Steamer to save steaming time while achieving the right temperature to remove unwanted microorganisms.
Features:
• Stable and self-standing while steaming
• Reach internal temperature of 235 °F degrees in minutes
• Digital temperature display to let users know when sanitation is complete

The Optima Steamer generates dry saturated steam and superheated steam by using as little as 4.3 gallons of water per hour (continuous steaming).

Compared to a typical pressure washer or wet steamer, using the Optima Steamer will cut the water consumption to a fraction of the amount.

More importantly, using dry steam will result in little to no wastewater. Treating wastewater with a high BOD level can be a costly venture. Using dry steam to clean and sanitize around the facility will save wineries not only money and time, but also increase sanitation efficacy.