Ice water cooling technology has been available since the 1960s. And thanks to rapidly changing trends in the dairy sector, ice water cooling is becoming the preferred method as it can rapidly cool both large and small volumes, in situations where more flexibility is required.
Rapidly ice cold, but never frozen
One such trend is the advent of mega farms, where round-the-clock milking requires that large, continuous volumes of milk need to be rapidly cooled.
On farms using milking robots or at milk collection centres, milk is conveyed at lower or varying rates of flow.
Milk Cooling Tanks with Integrated Ice Builder
Open milk cooling tanks with integrated ice builder, from 600 to 2,300 litres The Fullwood Packo open bulk milk cooler, type OM/IB with an integrated ice builder, uses ice water to cool the milk. The technology accelerates cooling by 50 % compared to a standard direct expansion system, without any risk of freezing the milk.
As the ice bank stores a reserve of ice, there is no need for the cooling units to be switched on during milking. The ice water cools the milk without the risk of freezing, even with only small amounts of milk inside the cooling tank.
Closed milk cooling tanks with either separate or integrated ice builder
Horizontal models from 1,600 to 36,000 litres, vertical models from 12,000 to 50,000 litres.
The Fullwood Packo Ice Builder is the result of many years of experience in cooling liquids for the dairy and food industries, and it is the heart of the cooling system.
It builds up an ice reserve to make large amounts of ice water at 0.5 – 1 degree and, as a lot of energy can be stored on a small surface area, the system only requires a compact space-saving unit.
Our standard Ice Builder is supplied with a powerful ice water pump that transports the ice water through the heat exchanger in the DIB tank. Rapid cooling of your valuable milk is ensured, without the risk of freezing, even in the case of robotic milking where smaller quantities of milk enter the tank each hour.
Possible optional extras include an additional ice water pump for instant cooling and timed ‘off-peak’ cooling.
Product range PIB: 8 kWh to 370 kWh included
Falling Film Chiller
In order to meet the increasing demand for the continuous instant cooling of milk, Fullwood Packo presents the Falling Film Chiller.
On larger dairy farms where considerable amounts of milk need to be cooled rapidly, but without compromising quality, the Falling Film Chiller can be the reliable solution, with the continuous production of ice water at 0.5 °C cooling milk instantly.
As standard, the Falling Film Chiller is equipped with Fullwood Packo Eco-Tronic technology.
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