Ice and frost in and on chilled and frozen food affects productivity, quality and safety.
Due to the difference in water content in the ambient air and the air in the cold room / cold store, problems with ice and frost accelerate when the moisture-laden outdoor air enters the cold areas. The water starts to condensate and in cold environments this leads to disturbing creations of ice & frost build-up in cold rooms.
Munters technology controls the humidity and eliminates icing in freezers, coldstores and on walls and floors. It creates faster freezing of goods with dramatically fewer defrosts, eliminates slippery conditions and fog in loading docks and coldstores and assures product quality.
The award winning Munters IceDry has been specially designed for installation in cold stores and to freezer systems and is a Food Tec and Health & Safety Award-winning system.
Ice and snow build up on cold store ceilings, walls and floors has the potential to cause unsafe working conditions especially on uneven floors where fork lift trucks carry loads at speed. The reduced visibility from fog increases loading and unloading times, and ice on evaporators can lead to increased frequency of defrosts and additional maintenance. The build up of ice and frost on packaging can make cardboard boxes collapse, affecting product quality, and prevent barcode scanners from working correctly .
Munters IceDry® alleviates all these issues by dehumidifying the incoming air from inside the cold store and removing high moisture levels which cause condensation, which at these sub-zero temperatures quickly turn to frost and ice.
Benefits of the Munters IceDry® unit:
- Specially developed for cold store installation
- Automatic defrosting function
- Increased efficiency of evaporators
- Safer cold stores, no slippery floors
- Reduced need for defrosting cold store
- No ice on products, secure the quality of frozen products
- Less mechanical failures, reduced maintenance costs
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How the Munters IceDry works:
With over 17 years of experience in the industry SMAC Enterprises has assisted many clients in various industries by providing air treatment solutions that solves ice and frost build-up in cold rooms and cold stores.
Contact us today for a complimentary assessment and let our Munters trained air treatment specialists recommend the correct Munters dehumidifier from the Munters Air Treatment range suited for your unique industry.
SMAC Enterprises are sole distributors for Munters dehumidifiers with South Africa and the Southern Africa regions.