Industrial dairy chillers are essential for efficient milk processing as well as lowering your processing costs. Their primary roles are to remove heat during the pasteurization process and maintain milk at a cold precise temperature required to preserve quality, ensure food safety, and increase shelf life. If you’re considering an industrial-grade dairy chiller for your farm operation, you may be interested in understanding how a chiller operates before investing your hard-earned cash.
In this post, we’ll break down everything you need to know about how a glycol-water industrial dairy chiller works to enhance production – and profits to your bottom line.
Wet and dry ice chilling are standard methods for cooling equipment that keeps consumable goods safely chilled. However, they come with cost, performance, safety, and usability drawbacks that compel companies to seek better alternatives.
Wet ice chiller drawbacks include:
Added labor for wastewater disposal
Could cause additional maintenance issues
Water purity testing costs
Chemical handling costs (proper pH levels)
Filtration costs (well/city water)
Potential of bacteria growth
FDA requirements/certifications required
Issue of producing too much or not enough
Dry ice chiller drawbacks include:
Extra handling and labor
High investment costs
Additional maintenance issues
Direct contact freezing burns reduce food quality
Below -100 degrees requires more PPE
Danger of asphyxiation if area not well ventilated
Is your dairy operation using an off-the-shelf comfort chiller to cool milk? If so, you could be missing out on the many cost and performance benefits of an industrial-grade system designed specifically to meet your rigorous demands.
In this post, we’ll highlight the following seven classic signs that your standard chiller could use an industrial cooling upgrade:
Your chiller can’t keep up with your dairy production
It’s challenging to achieve precise temperatures
Milk doesn’t stay cool
You can only operate your chiller during certain months
An industrial chiller uses process cooling to divert heat away from industrial equipment, helping to keep processes cool and machines operating efficiently. Depending on your budget, environmental conditions, preferences, and other factors, they use either ambient air or water to remove heat from your industrial processes. Chillers are essential components for many industries, including brewing, dairy, food processing, medical, cannabis, and other industrial applications.
In this post, we’re taking a deep dive into the world of chillers to reveal more about what they are and how they work.
Industrial chillers use process cooling to funnel heat away from industrial equipment to keep it going strong. Whether air- or water-cooled, their hard-working and high-performance capabilities provide the ideal cooling solution for many industrial chiller applications:
Dairy milk processing
Keep reading to learn more about how industrial chillers keep process equipment cool in these applications.
Refrigerant leaks can wreak havoc on industrial chillers, reducing the load capacity and performance so much that your equipment may lose the essential cooling required to run smoothly. Refrigerant leaks are prevalent among older chillers, which are prone to losing 2-15% of refrigerant annually. In comparison, high-efficiency systems expertly manufactured and equipped with specialized pressure vessels and seals can drop the loss rate to as low as 0.1% per year.
This post will explain how we ensure industrial chillers are primed for optimal performance throughout their useful life. We’ll also provide a few pointers for detecting signs of refrigerant leaks and how you can keep your chiller going strong.
Air-cooled and water-cooled industrial-grade chillers are critical for industrial processes, such as plastics, pharmaceuticals, commercial printing, and transportation manufacturing. Our clients also rely on them for brewing processes, dairy farm operations, and medical equipment processing. Both air-cooled and water-cooled chillers work by removing the heat from your processes so that your equipment stays cool, so they can keep running strong. In this post, we’re providing an insider look at the main components of a process chiller and the importance of each one.