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Chilling story of a winter emergency

27 June 2016

When the temporary chill-store of a specialist deli and bakery producer was found to be under-performing the company needed to find a quick solution. 

With a planned renovation of its chiller store schedule for December, when ambient temperatures were expected to be low, this south-coast food company erected a 10m x 7.5m x 4m temporary store. Unfortunately the unseasonably warm December prevented the in-house chiller from achieving the necessary temperature drop to preserve the food stock.

The company put out an emergency call to Andrews Chillers at 14.00hrs on New Year’s Eve and a solution built around its Fast Chill range was delivered and installed the next working day which prevented degradation of the food company’s award-winning hams, savouries and hand-made cakes.

Along with all accompanying hoses, Andrews Chiller Hire installed one Fast Chill 45 unit adjacent to the temporary store and an accompanying heat exchanger unit positioned within the actual room. This created the right temperature-controlled environment to safety store food. The temporality chiller meant the company could maintain production until the original store had been renovated and returned to service.

An inherent design feature is the plug-and–play concept, which means a quick installation, delivering fast and efficient cooling capacity down to minus 10°C if required.

The Fast Chill 45 chiller available from Andrews Chillers Hire is a totally self-contained unit with fully controllable powerful fan that can deliver 5,600m3 of cooling air flow, able to maintain the required temperature of below 5°C.


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