Application | Ref-X | Ice Machines and Used Equipment 2018-05-21T15:13:09+00:00

Our primary focus has been to serve the ice making needs of companies across the globe in key industries, including seafood processing, fishing, aquaculture, meat and poultry processing, commercial bakery, concrete cooling, chemical manufacturing, packaged ice and snowmaking.

FISHING INDUSTRY

Slurry ice is used in direct contact cooling of products in food processing applications in water resistant containers. It provides the following advantages:

Block ice/crushed ice

Block Ice has it’s advantage where transport of ice is difficult. For example in the tropical and warm environment. Blocks will not melt as fast as crushed or flaked ice and will last till it shall be used under cover or stored in f.ex sawdust. When used the blocks will be crushed to various sizes depending of the use. In the most radical way the blocks are crushed with a mechanical device making almost “snowy” particles.

It is important to understand the cooling nature of ice in general. The faster the ice melts, the faster it cools!! So since a large block has a low melting ratio, it also cools very slowly, but breaking it down to small particles enables larger surface and more efficient cooling.

Blocks are widely used in both commercial market or in the fishing industry in warm countries.

Flake ice

Flake ice has the advantage over block ice of being relatively easy to use since it does not need crushing before use. Because it is slightly sub cooled during manufacture and can be packed well around fish, it may be more efficient in cooling fish than crushed block ice. However, because it has a higher surface area and holds a lot of air, it takes up more room in storage and melts more quickly than uncrushed block ice, meaning faster cooling of product.

Plate

Its flat shape provides aquatic food with full contact. The average size of crushing ice is 4~30 mm in thickness, and 4×4~50×50 mm, and therefore is ideal for applications in the fishing industry and fish markets.

Tube

Cooling fish on board fishing vessels. Maintaining the freshness of fish during storage and land transportation. Tube ice is formed on the inner surface of vertical tubes and is produced in the form of small hollow cylinders of about 50 x 50 mm with a wall thickness of 10 to 12 mm but its adjustable.

CONCRETE INDUSTRY

  • Dams

  • Roads

  • Bridges

  • Tunnels

  • Sewage

It is important that temperature of the raw concrete is controlled so that these stuctures can withstand tensions that are created in finished concrete structure. Excessive internal heat-up of the raw concrete especially in hot climates has to be avoided in order to prevent cracks and maintain proper strength, ensure consistent quality, and eliminate cracks.

On mixing cement used in concrete with water heat is liberated which is known as the heat of hydration formed by the exothermic chemical reaction between cement and water. This heat of hydration raises the temperature during the curing process by up to 25° causing an increase of volume. After the curing the concrete cools down again reducing its volume and thus naturally causing cracks eventually. Therefore the initial pouring temperature should be lowered so much that the maximum temperature during the curing process does not exceed a certain temperature determined by the consultants.

LEISURE

Outdoor skiing at plus ambient temperature

Indoor skiing such as sloopes or ski tunnels, cross country. Using binear ice in track cooling

CHEMICAL / NUCLEAR INDUSTRY

  • In case of the production of chemicals heat reactions and pressure differences may occur that can only be controlled by the utilization of sophisticated refrigeration systems. The same goes for the preservation of product properties or the prevention of unintended side reactions
  • Dye cloth coloring

  • Stand-by nuclear power plant cooling

  • Petro-chemical cooling natural gas and other process gases, pre-cooling of gas fired turbine generators, cooling or condensing of chemicals

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