Chillers for Meat Processing
The chilling of freshly harvested meat has great impact on the meat’s overall quality. Therefore, precise temperature control of the chillers used is of utmost importance.
The importance of chilling meat starts immediatley afer the harvest, and continues throughout the entire process. The amount of muscle retraction left in the animal’s muscles after slaughter has a direct relationship to the meat’s level of tenderness. For example, within the first 24 hours after beef is slaughtered, rigor mortis develops in the animal’s muscle tissue. The rates of postmortem chilling can impact the development of rigor mortis, which is accompanied by rapid declines in PH levels. Low chilling temperatures will cause these conditions to develop slowly, while high chilling temperatures will cause them to develop more rapidly, resulting in tough meat.
It is important to "maintain and control" cool temperatures from harvest to finished product. Finding the best cooling solution to remove heat from intensifier pumps, high flow pumps, jacketed vessels, meat massagers, waterjet cutting, marinade processes, hyperbaric chambers or brine injection processes is the cornerstone to reducing downtime, increasing cycle time, and providing high-quality end products.
Since 1952 Koolant Koolers equipment has proven to be a reliable recirculating chiller for all food processing applications. Whether you are thawing, cutting, marinating, infusing, or grinding meat; we will build a standard chilling system for you; or if needed - design to your requirements for size, portability, operating conditions, thermal load, and system footprint. Designed for the industrial environment with a long service life in mind, our chillers are recommended for all types of meat processing applications. Cooling capacities are available from 1/2 ton to 100s of tons, with our larger scale modular designs that are built for growth and can include redundancy for increased efficiency and less downtime. The closed-loop, self-contained units offer flow-through designs that are wash-down to IP69K.