Atlanta Weather Forecast: Freezing, Snow at Linde Stand
Experts from the Linde LLC food team will be available in Booth B5853 during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, January 26-28, to discuss advanced cryogenic freezers and carbon dioxide (CO2) snow chilling solutions that can replace dry ice pellets.
Working from offices in Murray Hill and New Providence New Jersey, the Munich, Germany-headquartered industrial gases and engineering company is intent on getting North American meat and poultry processors that currently purchase dry ice pellets to boost productivity by switching to on-demand CO2 snow generation and advanced bottom injection systems. Its personnel point out that such solutions can satisfy food chilling needs across the plant – from rapidly equilibrating temperatures of meat and poultry in combo bins to chilling food in boxes.
“We take a system-wide engineering approach to every installation, so we make it easy to adopt and integrate technology into existing plant operations,” said Mark DiMaggio, head of food and beverage at Linde LLC. “Using our solutions across the plant for both chilling and process freezing offers significant value creation, reduces total cost of technology ownership and achieves economies of scale.”
Among proprietary high productivity cryogenic freezing technology from Linde that will be featured at the IPPE is the CRYOLINE CW (CRYOWAVE) IQF freezer, which uses patented rolling-wave action on the conveyor belt to keep items separate as they are individually quick frozen. Furthermore, the Linde impingement freezer can freeze about 30 percent more product than a standard tunnel freezer of similar length thanks to a proprietary process that uses high-velocity liquid nitrogen.
Automated CO2 snow chilling systems from Linde are said to expose foodstuffs more accurately and consistently to controlled temperatures than do traditional dry ice pellet chilling and manual loading methods. They also increase production, reduce labor costs and contribute to food safety. For processors switching from dry ice pellets or water ice for the first time, Linde CO2 snow generators with integral exhaust hoods can be quickly installed for processing stations throughout the plant.
In addition to systems that chill with CO2 snow, Linde offers advanced ACCU-CHILL bottom-injection (BI) systems that can now chill from the bottom of mixers using liquid nitrogen (LIN). The Linde LIN BI system has proven highly effective in recent years in chilling even wet poultry mixes.
The Linde Group, which rang up sales of $17.9 billion (EUR 17.047 billion) in 2014, is ranked as the largest industrial gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 65,500 employees working in more than 100 countries.