Air Products will showcase its gas and equipment solutions for improve seafood production at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, Mass., from 17th-19th March.
The Tier One company will be highlighting the latest additions to its Freshline® MP tunnel freezer family, which are specifically designed to efficiently freeze small IQF products like shrimp and scallops.
Air Products offers nitrogen and CO2 freezing and chilling equipment, including spiral, tunnel and batch freezers, as well as industry-leading nitrogen immersion technology. The company’s offerings also include gas solutions for aquaculture enhancement, wastewater treatment and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP).
On display at its booth will be Air Products’ Freshline MP tunnel freezer, which offers efficiency, economy and hygiene, along with an optional remote monitoring system for troubleshooting and efficiency tracking from afar.
Using the extremely cold temperature of nitrogen or CO2, the MP tunnel freezer can chill or freeze seafood products in minutes instead of the hours traditionally required with alternative systems. This rapid freeze results in smaller product weight losses and helps to ensure moisture and quality are maintained longer.
Air Products operates a state-of-the-art food lab in Allentown, Pa., where the company can test a customer’s product on production-scale equipment to help determine the feasibility of using cryogenics in their process, quantify the cost versus benefits of using cryogenics, and optimise their food processing operation.
The company also provides engineering services, as well as on-site testing capability and processing audits to reduce cryogen consumption.