Meat Processing

  • RC- meat proccessing
  • Handling meat processing from live animal to frozen or cooled product requires fast, safe and secure refrigeration.

    At Danfoss we have the experience and knowledge to act as a competent and trustworthy partner for the global meat industry. At the same time we have all the refrigeration solutions to provide our customers with accurate temperature control and a consistent production flow.

    When hygiene really matters and corrosion is a serious risk due to the harshness of the environment, stainless steel is your ideal choice for refrigeration systems. Danfoss brings the required competence from developing and producing stainless steel valves for industrial refrigeration for a number of years combined with specialized application knowledge for the meat industry.

    All products come with a wide range of approvals.

    What's in it for You?

    • Precise temperature control
    • Stainless steel products for high hygiene and low corrosion risk
    • Reliable solutions, low operation and maintenance costs

     

  • Healthier Meat and Longer Shelf Life

    This diagram shows some of the critical production phases in which Danfoss solutions help the meat industry obtain consistently high quality through meticulous temperature control.

     

  • Meat processing process - Industrial Refrigeration Danfoss
  • A - Carcass Processing

    Temperature: 77 °F or +25 °C (partial working areas)


    • The temperature must meet the strict requirement for special techniques and operation

    Cooling way: A refrigeration system is usually operated with glycol or ice water as the secondary refrigerant,lowering the temperature by the use of an ammonia or CO2 heat exchanger

    B - Chilling and Carcass PH Rate Declining

    Rapid Chilling

    Temperature: Below 5 °F  or  -15 °C (1 to 2 hours)


    • Build up a coat of frost or ice to keep a fresh color during the whole storage period
    • Reduce the purge loss and freezing time to keep the flesh weight
    • Conventional chilling when the internal temperature is reduced to 68 °F or  +20 °C


    Conventional Chilling

    Temperature: Around 32 °F- 39 °F  or 0 °C to +4 °C (16 hours)


    • A well-chilled carcass entering the holding cooler shows minimum holding shrinkage, and the rapid temperature reduction is important in reducing the growth rate of microorganisms that may exist on carcass surfaces
    • Packing process when the internal temperature reduced to 45 °F or  +7 °C 


    Cooling way: A refrigeration system is usually operated with ammonia (or CO2) as the primary refrigerant; moreover, the ammonia cooler needs to be defrosted regularly

    C - Handling and Packing

    Cutting and Packaging Workshop

    Temperature:  46 °F to 54 °F or +8 °C to +12 °C

    • Ensure the product is processed and stored in a low temperature environment, in order to minimize bacterial contamination and growth and prolong the storage of the fresh product. It is also important to have a proper temperature for the manual working place

    Temporary Storage Workshop

    Temperature: 32 °F to 39 °F or 0 °C to +4 °C

    • Keep a proper condition of the holding freezer for the acid-drained meat

    Cooling way:

    Cutting and Packaging: Industrial ethylene glycol air conditioners may be used for refrigeration. The ethylene glycol secondary refrigerant is cooled by the ammonia plate heat exchanger

    Temporary Storage: A refrigeration system is usually operated with ammonia (or CO2) as the primary refrigerant; moreover, the ammonia cooler needs to be hot-gas defrosted regularly

    D - Quick-Freezing Storage

    Temperature: -4 °F to 0 °F or -20 °C to -18 °C (freezing)

    • After the cutting floor the packed product is transferred to the blast freezer via the chilled plate, and finally sent to the holding or storage freezer after its internal temperature reaches 5 °F or -15 °C


    Cooling way: A refrigeration system is usually operated with ammonia or CO2 as the primary refrigerant with tunnel freezer; moreover, the freezer needs to be defrosted regularly

    E - Fresh Storing

    Temperature: 32 °F to 39 °F or 0 °C to +4 °C (refrigeration house cold-storage)

    • The frozen product is conveyed by refrigerated transport vehicles to the
    marketplace

    Cooling way: A refrigeration system is usually operated with ammonia (or CO2) as the primary refrigerant; moreover, the ammonia cooler needs to be hot-gas defrosted occasionally

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