Arcticblast for rapid chilling and freezing
We offer 3 standard models:
- 10FT/3M cooling effect approx. 15.000 Kcal/hour 60.000 btu/hour with a single machine
- 20FT/6M cooling effect approx. 30.000 Kcal/hour 120.000 btu/hour with 2 machines
- 40FT/12M cooling effect approx. 76.000 Kcal/hour 300.000 btu/hour with 5 machines
ArcticBlast supplies a constant airflow and chilling effect that rapidly chills and where required carries on to freeze the produce to -40°C or where you need it.
The combination of airflow and effect determines the speed at which produce transfers heat to the passing air. Realisable airflow is determined by the static pressure and power supply. 60 Hz power increases the airflow by more than 10% compared with 50 Hz. On the basis of averages, the airflow with high fan speed is more than 20.000 m3 per hour. At low fan speed (from minus 5°C) the airflow will reduce to approx. 10.000 m3 per hour.
Double effect blast freezer to -40°C
Fitted with the double compressor UltraFreezer refrigeration the effect is doubled up. Blast freezing will take approx ½ the time or twice the weight can frozen in the same time.
As with all blast freezers and rapid chillers, actual performance is also determined by packing density. For the fastest results, there needs to be airflow over the greatest possible surface area of the produce, See pallet/cage floor plan.
With ArcticBlast you can also perform tempering. With standard heaters, an ArcticBlast 5 will deliver a 26,25KW effect. 20.000 KG of ham would be tempered from -18°C to +2°C in approx. 49 hours. The heating effect can be increased through extended heaters and this would reduce the required time to approx. 34 hours
ARCTICBLAST ‘N STORE
We also offer the combination of blast freezing (rapid chilling) and storage under 1 roof with single or multiple access doors direct from the storage area to the “blast” zone. This combination is available with the ArcticBlast 5 with 25 m2 connected storage.
DOORS AT BOTH ENDS
ArcticBlast2/5 features single doors at both ends of the rapid chiller/freezer. Both doors include internal door release/opening.
Airflow is circular from the left bottom with air return top left-hand side.
Hygienic food-grade stainless steel and aluminium interior panels and floor.
Internal lighting and ISO approved day-glow emergency and information signage.
ArcticBlast 5, maximum effect approx. 76.000 Kcal/hr. or in excess of 300.000 btu/hr.
The combination of airflow and effect determines the speed at which produce transfers heat to the passing air. Realisable airflow is determined by the static pressure and power supply. 60 Hz power increases the airflow by more than 10% compared with 50 Hz. On the basis of averages, the airflow with high fan speed is more than 20.000 m³ per hour - with TITAN software high fan speed can be maintained at all times. With low fan speed (from minus 5°C) the airflow will reduce to approx. 10.000 m³ per hour.
What does all this technical jargon in reality mean?
In short, whatever you place in an ArcticBlast 5 will chill, and if required then freeze, in accordance with another scientific equation based upon the effect above and produce temperature and the produce’s Kcal values. All produce have their individual values that influence the speed of temperature loss or chilling/freezing process.
Flexible sizes from 10' 5m2/10m³ to 40' 20m2/40m³
The temperature reduction zone of an ArcticBlast 5 is more than 20 m² – with pallet footprints of 1.2 m² (UK) and 0.96 m² (EU) the realistic pallet/cage capacity for fastest results, including free space for air circulation, is max. 14 EU pallets. Similarly we recommend 7 EU pallets in an ArcticBlast 2.
Smaller ArcticBlast sizes/ lower effect models are available. For up to pallets a standard ArcticStore 10’ will work quite well with rapid chilling and even blast freezing small volumes.
Rapid chilling – fruit and vegetables:
Calculated on average values 20.000 KG of fruit or vegetables will reduce by 1°C every 20 minutes or be cooled to +5°C core temperature from 30°C in approx. 8 hours.
Blast freezing meats:
Different meats also have different thermal loss values; the greater the fat % then the faster the heat loss.
Again using averages 20.000 KG at (+5°C) of high % fat beef will be frozen to -18°C core temperature in approx. 22 hours whereas lean beef requires almost 30 hours. Typically meats take between 1 hour and 1½ hours per 1.000 KG from +5°C to a core temperature of -18°C.
Some more facts and figures:
• Air supply from refrigeration is at floor level – produce needs to be palletised or in cages.
• More than 80% of the blast freezer length has direct airflow
• Average maximum distance for air circulation in ArcticBlast2/5 models is approx. 6 meters
• Fans at high speed circulate the air in the blast freezer almost 150 times per hour or approx. every 24 seconds
• ArcticBlast 5 requires 5 x 32A 380/440V 50/60 Hz power supply.
As with all blast freezers and rapid chillers, actual performance is also determined by packing density. For the fastest results, there needs to be airflow over the greatest possible surface area of the produce.
ArcticBlast ‘n Store
We also offer the combination of blast freezing (rapid chilling) and storage under 1 roof with single or multiple access doors direct from the storage area to the “blast” zone. This combination is available with the ArcticBlast 5 with 25 m² connected storage.
With ArcticBlast you can also perform tempering. With standard heaters, an ArcticBlast 5.1 will deliver a 26,25KW effect. 20.000 KG of ham would be tempered from -18°C to +2°C in approx. 49 hours. The heating effect can be increased through extended heaters and this would reduce the required time to approx. 34 hours.
Connect to a building
ArcticBlast (and Blast ‘n Store) can be connected to an existing building with a connecting tunnel. We can even install inside an existing building always provided the dimensions permit.
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