Technology advances for individual quick freezing, aquaculture
Visit Linde at Seafood Processing, Booth #2074
At the 2016 Seafood Processing Expo, March 6-8 in Boston, Linde LLC will showcase advanced technology for aquaculture, and a proprietary cryogenic solution for individually quick freezing (IQF) shrimp, scallops, mussels, clams, and other small seafood items that require high quality, with high efficiency.
On display at booth #2074, the CRYOLINE CW (CRYOWAVE) IQF freezer uses a patented rolling-wave action on the conveyor belt to keep shrimp or other seafood items separate as they are individually quick frozen.
“This patented IQF technology is a major improvement over flighted freezers, and can mean a quantum upgrade in product quality and a reduction in operating costs,” said Erik Fihlman, Program Manager Seafood Industry, Linde LLC.
The CRYOWAVE freezer, which can be equipped with either carbon dioxide (CO2) or liquid nitrogen (N2), is part of a range of freezing and chilling solutions from Linde that can help seafood processors meet production requirements, improve product quality, reach new markets, and satisfy burgeoning demand for prepared food products.
Linde will also feature:
- Automated CO2 snow chilling solutions that generate CO2 snow on demand and can deliver more consistent temperatures across food than any manual ice chilling method. That consistency can translate into more repeatable operations, higher product quality, and lower operating costs.
- SOLVOX oxygenation systems for aquaculture that can help maintain fish health and maximize fish farming productivity with maximum yield per growth cycle. Linde customizes the technology for customers around the world and advances the technology through its Innovation Center for Aquaculture in Norway.
The Linde food team performs in-plant assessments to identify current cost-to-freeze or -chill and works with seafood processors to develop optimal process solutions. For more information, visit: www.lindefood.com, or call: 800-755-9277.
Linde LLC supports the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the advancement of food safety. Linde has a Food Safety Management System in place for all bulk carbon dioxide (CO2) plants and air separation facilities supplying the food & beverage industry in North America. In June 2012, Linde became the first supplier to certify all of its CO2 plants to a benchmarked GFSI scheme, FSSC 22000 (Food Safety System Certification).
For more information, visit www.lindeus.com