The risk for bacterial contamination within food production areas presents challenges and risk to producers especially in high care areas. Desiccant dehumidifiers have the ability to operate across a broad temperature range making them uniquely placed to provide accurate humidity control within production areas. This results in minimising the risk of bacterial growth and condensation. In addition our systems help reduce drying times of areas following washdowns.
High humidity can often lead to variances in product quality and production capacity. During the summer months when moisture loads are at there peak many manufacturers experience a drop in production levels and product quality. By controlling the humidity within production areas specifically those that handle hygroscopic materials you can ensure that capacity and quality are maximised regardless of the time of year.
Packaging and labelling of products are greatly affected in high humidity areas. Cardboard packaging degrades above 55% relative humidity. Above 80% relative humidity provides the perfect environment for the growth of mould and mildew to form on products and packaging. Adhesives used in the labelling process also degrade with the quality of adhesion to surfaces being negatively affected.
Condensation on cold surfaces and the formation of bacteria can be prevented this is achieved by maintaining the moisture in the surrounding air at a dewpoint below that of cold surfaces such as tanks and exposed pipework.
In many cases the capacity of fluidized bed dryers can be increased with the use of a desiccant dehumidifier. The use of a desiccant dehumidification system will enable producers to control the condition of the supply air being fed into a fluidized bed dryer. By maintaining this air at a constant optimal moisture level it ensures maximum production output can be achieved regardless of outdoor weather and seasons.
Frost on the ice cream and its packaging can be prevented by controlling the humidity from the freezer to the packaging area. If possible the use of enclosed, dehumidified conveyor lines is recommended as this minimises the size of the humidity control equipment and associated running costs.
Maintaining flavours of food products during drying and curing processes are often temperature sensitive. Desiccant dehumidifiers can enable you to consistently dry products at lower temperatures ensuring optimal drying times are achieved without loss of product quality.
Frost inside spiral-freezers or other types of freezers can be minimized with desiccant dehumidification systems this can be achieved by controlling the moisture content of the air at both the inlet and outlet of the freezer. As a result periods between defrost cycles can be maximised with the final frozen product looking much fresher with less damage resulting once the product is thawed for use.
In meat processing, large amounts of water is used for cleaning which can create undesirable moisture in premises that may result into condensation. Dehumidifying the room with a desiccant dehumidifier will improve hygiene and safety and prevent the formation of mould and bacteria.
COOLING OF FRESH MEAT
FREEZING OF MEAT IN SEMI-CARCASSES
FREEZING OF MEAT AND OFFAL IN BLOCKS
STORAGE OF UNPACKAGED MEAT:
SHORT TERM STORAGE
LONG TERM STORAGE
STORAGE OF MEAT AND OFFAL IN BLOCKS
STORAGE OF CHILLED MEAT
MINUS 2 TO PLUS 1
MINUS 2 TO 0