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Food processing

6 Reasons to Switch from Ice Chilling to an Industrial-Grade Food Processing Chiller

ice crystals with blue tint

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:

  • Extra handling
  • 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)
  • Cross-contamination potential
  • 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 
  • FDA requirements/certifications required
  • Issue of producing too much or not enough

Whether you are using wet or dry ice chilling, switching to an industrial-grade food processing chiller can help you:

  1. Save money
  2. Improve chiller performance
  3. Gain more precise temperature control
  4. Lengthen compressor lifespan
  5. Promote food and operator safety
  6. Enjoy hassle-free usage

Continue reading to learn more about these six compelling reasons to swap wet and dry ice chilling for an industrial-grade air- or water-cooled food processing chiller for your food processing needs.

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Dairy

7 Signs Your Dairy Operation Needs an Industrial-Grade Chiller

3 cows grazing on a dairy farm

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:

  1. Your chiller can’t keep up with your dairy production
  2. It’s challenging to achieve precise temperatures
  3. Milk doesn’t stay cool
  4. You can only operate your chiller during certain months
  5. You experience significant refrigerant loss
  6. Energy operating costs are high
  7. Chiller maintenance is burdensome

Keep reading to learn more about these seven signs that your operation could benefit from an industrial-grade dairy chiller.