Slurry ice is used in direct contact cooling of products in food processing applications in water resistant containers. It provides the following advantages:
*Product is cooled faster - the smooth round shape of the small crystals ensures maximum surface area contact with the product and as a result, faster heat transfer;
*Better product protection - the smooth, round crystals do not damage product, unlike other forms of sharp, jagged ice (flake, block, shell, etc.);
*Even cooling - unlike other irregular shaped ice which mostly conducts heat through the air, the round shape of the slurry crystals enables them to flow freely around the entire product, filling all air pockets to uniformly maintain direct contact and the desired low temperature.
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Block ice/crushed ice
Block Ice has it’s advantage where transport of ice is difficult. For example in the tropical and warm environment. Blocks will not melt as fast as crushed or flaked ice and will last till it shall be used under cover or stored in f.ex sawdust. When used the blocks will be crushed to various sizes depending of the use. In the most radical way the blocks are crushed with a mechanical device making almost “snowy” particles.
It is important to understand the cooling nature of ice in general. The faster the ice melts, the faster it cools!! So since a large block has a low melting ratio, it also cools very slowly, but breaking it down to small particles enables larger surface and more efficient cooling.
Blocks are widely used in both commercial market or in the fishing industry in warm countries.
Flake ice has the advantage over block ice of being relatively easy to use since it does not need crushing before use. Because it is slightly sub cooled during manufacture and can be packed well around fish, it may be more efficient in cooling fish than crushed block ice. However, because it has a higher surface area and holds a lot of air, it takes up more room in storage and melts more quickly than uncrushed block ice, meaning faster cooling of product.
Its flat shape provides aquatic food with full contact. The average size of crushing ice is 4~30 mm in thickness, and 4×4~50×50 mm, and therefore is ideal for applications in the fishing industry and fish markets.
Cooling fish on board fishing vessels. Maintaining the freshness of fish during storage and land transportation. Tube ice is formed on the inner surface of vertical tubes and is produced in the form of small hollow cylinders of about 50 x 50 mm with a wall thickness of 10 to 12 mm but its adjustable.
GENERAL ICE STORAGE and HANDLING
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