The Wet Pilot Plant is designed for processing fluid and wet foods,with an emphasis on dairy products, fruits and vegetables.

Located in Room 135, Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building

Major Equipment & Processes Supported

Complete Listing of Equipment

  • Cheese Manufacture
  • Dairy Products Manufacture
  • Fruit & Vegetable Processing
  • HTST Pasteurizer
  • Ice Cream Manufacture
  • Jet Cooker
  • Juice Processing
  • Retort
  • Steam Kettles
  • UHT/HTST Processor
  • Yogurt and Cultured Products Manufacture


  • 4000 sq. ft. net processing space
  • Additional dry storage
  • Dedicated walk-in cooler and freezer
  • Adjacent to 1st floor loading dock, with overhead door and lift to enable semi-trailers to deliver equipment and supplies directly into the Pilot Plant


  • Cold water (city)
  • Chilled water (sweet)
  • Hot water
  • Steam (medium Pressure)
  • Air
  • Vacuum
  • RO/DI Water
  • Natural gas
  • Electric (120 and 240 volt single phase, 208, 230, 240 volt 3-phase)
  • Ethernet access

Department of Food Science


202 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA 16802