Blast Freezers & Chillers
Giga Blast Freezer available in 3 pallets wide for easier stock rotation and picking
Mega Blast Freezer is the most energy efficient in the rental market
Can be sited internally or externally and can be linked to your existing facility
Can come as standard size or can be made completely bespoke
About our range of Blast Freezers/Chillers
WHAT IS A BLAST FREEZER AND WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BLAST FREEZING?
BENEFITS OF BLAST FREEZING
One of the key challenges in the food industry is the effective control or – even better – elimination of bacterial activity. And one of the most effective weapons in the fight against bacteria is chilling and freezing. When the temperature is lowered below the freezing point, the growth of microorganisms decreases rapidly. This is due not only to the lowering of the product temperature but also to the reduction in free liquid water activity – thus depriving microorganisms of the water they need to metabolise.
Blast freezing also maintains the natural quality of food. When food is frozen, the water inside it crystallises. If freezing takes place at a relatively warm temperature, the ice crystals which form will be large. In a blast freezer, the extremely cold temperature promotes very rapid freezing, which creates small ice crystals. The smaller the crystals, the less damage to the food as large crystals can rupture cells. Once the food has been frozen, it can be moved to a more conventional freezer, for storage, as long as the freezer stays cold enough, to keep the food frozen.
BENEFITS OF BLAST FREEZERS
A blast freezer is a temperature controlled unit which is extremely cold. It may also be known as a shock freezer. Such freezers are intended to rapidly bring the temperature of foods down, freezing them extremely quickly. These specialised freezers are used in the frozen food industry for everything from ice cream to television dinners and they are also utilised in commercial kitchens and other organisations dealing with food production or distribution.
Many blast freezers operate with blowers which force chilled air over the products in the freezer to cool them down rapidly. These freezers can be equipped with movable trays for positioning products and they may also include an assortment of compartments for freezing. The freezer can usually handle foods which are chilled, at room temperature, or hot, as long as it is not overloaded.
Why should you opt for a blast freezer/chiller?
Blast freezing is essential to any industry with perishable products; the on-site blast freezing can change a customer's process dramatically, removing the need for third parties as well as having the ability to freeze on-site, removing any chance that products have of leaving the chill chain.
A blast freezer or blast chiller from Dawsongroup Ireland Ltd. has a high capacity, making it the perfect solution for quick, controlled freezing and/or cooling of any product. The unit also meets a range of standards, including HACCP, BRC, and GMP. This cold storage unit comes in various models, from small to large, for short-term or long-term use. Dawson blast freezers excel in quality and energy efficiency compared to competitors. Our new blast freezers have a hold facility, decreasing the power use of the blast freezer after a cycle is completed and the product has time before being removed, this has the potential to save some companies tens of thousands of euros on energy costs. Our new generation blast freezers use high-speed fans and directed airflow that ensures the rapid heat exchange between your product and the passing air.
When should you opt for a blast freezer/chiller?
Renting a blast freezer/chiller can be the perfect solution if you are currently outsourcing your blast chilling/freezing processes, but would like more control. In addition, it may be an excellent option if the blast freezer/chiller is closer to your production site reduces your costs. All our products are built to a high specification and come with a variety of quality features as standard.
For custom-built blast freezers/chiller we always provide onsite surveys, offer our technical expertise and throughout the contract period, you will receive 24/7 maintenance and breakdown cover.
Call Dawsongroup Ireland Ltd. on 045 448 810 and speak to a member of the team about your blast freezer requirements.
The sectors we operate in
Dawsongroup Ireland Ltd. has a long-standing presence in a wide variety of industries. With our experience within these sectors, we provide the utmost customer care. Our units and bespoke builds will fit your exact needs to increase both your productivity and efficiencies. We pride ourselves on how we have supported the industries and will continue developing with the sectors into the future.
To read more about cold storage solutions specific to your industry browse through the sector information below.