Arctic Blast

Arctic Blast

Flexible sizes from 10m2

The temperature reduction zone of a ArcticBlast 5 is more than 20 m2 – with pallet footprints of 1.2 m2 (UK) and 0.96 m2 (EU) the realistic pallet capacity for fastest results, including free space for air circulation, is 10 pallets. Smaller ArcticBlast sizes/ lower effect models are available. For 3 pallets a standard ArcticStore 10’ will work quite well with rapid chilling and even blast freezing small volumes.

Rapid chilling fruit and vegetables

calculated on average values 20.000 KG of fruit or vegetables will reduce by 1°C each 20 minutes or be cooled to +5°C core temperature from 30°C in approx. 8 hours.

Blast freezing meats

Different meats also have different thermal loss values; the greater the fat % then the faster the heat loss. Again using averages 20.000 KG at (+5°C) of high % fat beef will be frozen to -18°C core temperature in approx. 22 hours whereas lean beef requires almost 30 hours. Typically meats take between 1 hour and 1½ hours per 1.000 KG from +5°C to core temperature of -18°C

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Product Description

When you need to freeze or chill your products as fast as possible to maintain their quality the ArcticBlast™ supplies a constant air flow and chilling effect. Rapidly chills for maximum effect at approximately 76.000 Kcal/hr. or in excess of 300.000 btu/hr. When required can freeze the produce to as low as -40°C.

ArcticBlast supplies a constant air flow and chilling effect that rapidly chills and where required carries on to freeze the produce to -40°C or where you need it.ArcticBlast 5, maximum effect approx. 76.00 Kcal/hr. or in excess of 300.000 btu/hr.

The combination of airflow and effect determine the speed at which produce transfers heat to the passing air. Realisable air flow is determined by the static pressure and power supply. 60 Hz power increases the air flow by more than 10% compared with 50 Hz. On the basis of averages the air flow with high fan speed is more than 20.000 m3 per hour. At low fan speed (from minus 5°C) the air flow will reduce to approx. 10.000 m3 per hour.

Flexible sizes from 10m2

The temperature reduction zone of a ArcticBlast 5 is more than 20 m2 – with pallet footprints of 1.2 m2 (UK) and 0.96 m2 (EU) the realistic pallet capacity for fastest results, including free space for air circulation, is 10 pallets. Smaller ArcticBlast sizes/ lower effect models are available. For 3 pallets a standard ArcticStore 10’ will work quite well with rapid chilling and even blast freezing small volumes.

Rapid chilling fruit and vegetables

calculated on average values 20.000 KG of fruit or vegetables will reduce by 1°C each 20 minutes or be cooled to +5°C core temperature from 30°C in approx. 8 hours.

Blast freezing meats

Different meats also have different thermal loss values; the greater the fat % then the faster the heat loss. Again using averages 20.000 KG at (+5°C) of high % fat beef will be frozen to -18°C core temperature in approx. 22 hours whereas lean beef requires almost 30 hours. Typically meats take between 1 hour and 1½ hours per 1.000 KG from +5°C to core temperature of -18°C

Additional Information

size

10ft, 20ft, 40ft

Packing density

As with all blast freezers and rapid chillers actual performance is also determined by packing density. For the fastest results there needs to be airflow over the greatest possible surface area of the produce.
ArcticBlast ‘n Store 

We also offer the combination of blast freezing (rapid chilling) and storage under 1 roof with single or multiple access doors direct from the storage area to the “blast” zone. This combination is available with the ArcticBlast 5 with from 25 m2 connected storage.

Tempering 

With ArcticBlast you can also perform tempering. With standard heaters an ArcticBlast 5.1 will deliver 26,25KW effect. 20.000 KG of ham would be tempered from -18°C to +2°C in approx. 49 hours. Heating effect can be increased through extended heaters and this would reduce the required time to approx. 34 hours.