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Thompson, Albert R.

FMC Sterilizer
Society: ASABEMain Category: Agricultural & BiologicalSub Category: Food ProcessingEra: 1920-1929DateCreated: 1920FPSD manufacturing plantMaderaState: CACountry: USAWebsite: https://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/asabe-historic-landmarks/fmc-sterilizer-27.aspxCreator: Thompson, Albert R.

The Food Canning Industry Was Revolutionized In 1920, When The Continuous Rotary Pressure Sterilizer Was Introduced By Albert R. Thompson. Thompson Was Chief Engineer For The Anderson-Barngrover Co. Of San Jose, California, Now The FMC Corporation. The Sterilizer Cooked Canned Products Uniformly Under Pressure For Short Period At High Temperatures, Then Quickly Cooled Them Under Pressure To Prevent Swelling Or Bursting. It Operated Continuously At Speeds Of Up To 400 Cans Per Minute.

YearAdded:
1992
Image Caption: The FMC Rotary Pressure Sterilizer
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