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For over 80 years, Lee Industries, Inc. has been designing stainless steel hemispherical-bottom kettles to meet all processing requirements. Built to ASME specifications in various jacket styles and pressure ranges, Lee Industries kettles are available with a wide variety of accessories and may be modified or custom built to customer specifications.

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Processing KettleLee Industries Kettle Styles

Style D Kettle

  • Super-jacket permits both heating with steam and cooling with water
  • “D” jacket has a large annual space
  • Offers fast heating and cooling cycles
  • Most popular in a wide variety of processing applications

Style D – Super Jacket Stationary with Uniflow Coil Jacket

  • Continuous coil automatically welded to vessel straight side for exceptional bond
  • Hot or cold spots eliminated with Lee’s Uniflow coil jacket providing uniform thermal flow
  • Optional spiral jacket provides directional flow of heating or cooling medium

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Style CD – Super Jacket Trunnion Mounted with Manual Tilt

  • Trunnion mounted and pouring lip for tilt-pouring
  • Outlet or valve may be added to bottom for draining
  • Positive latching meets federal safety standards
  • Lee Industries kettles standard features

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Style CHD – Super Jacket Trunnion Mounted with Hydraulic Cylinder

  • Identical design to the manual tilt model
  • Hydraulic titled trunnion kettles available in capacities ranging from 25 to 1,000 gallons

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All Lee Kettle Styles Feature:

  • Traditional high-polished sanitary finish
  • Sanitary flanged rims
  • All stainless steel product contact parts

Lee Kettle Outlet Features:

  • Exclusive Lee designs permit shorter outlet fitting
  • Sanitary Acme threaded or tri-clamp ferrule provided on stationary kettles

Lee Kettle Support Features:

  • Stainless steel pipe legs with fixed floor flanges
  • Available on stationary and tilting kettles

Lee Kettle Trunnion Style Features:

  • Free-pouring spout
  • Tilt handle on CD style
  • Hydraulic tilting on CHD

Kettles Optional and Accessory Equipment

Kettle EquipmentInstrumentation

With today’s processing techniques becoming more critical, temperature sensing or control instrument can meet desired results for heat transfer vessels. Lee offers:

  • A wide variety of temperature sensing control and recording instruments
  • Probe-type sensors for open kettles
  • Stainless steel flush mounted sensors for scraper blade agitator installations


Various styles of sanitary covers are offered for all types of Lee vessels. These include:

  • Two- or three-piece covers, either lift-off or hinged
  • Furnished with special fittings or openings if necessary
  • Designed to include a vacuum/pressure style cover if required

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Agitation SystemLee Heavy Duty agitation systems are designed to mix all types of products thoroughly and efficiently. Standard styles, including single-motion, double-motion, triple-motion high-shear mixers, horizontal blenders and prop-type mixers are engineered for maximum performance and reliability, in all Lee vessels. Agitator options include:

  • Stationary, portable, tilting, vacuum/pressure installation
  • Inclined design for combination of blending and folding for thorough mixing
  • Mixing for even high viscosity products

Flush-Type Sanitary Outlet Valves

Sanitary Ball ValveThis exclusive Lee ball valve with sanitary features is a flush-type design which assures complete product processing and discharge.

  • CIP features and heating/cooling jackets are offered for special applications
  • Various actuator options and controls are available for automation
  • Both flush-type and in-line ball valves meet 3A specifications and are USDA approved

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