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Scotbeef’s blast freezer choice

22 October 2017

In a move to boost freezer capacity at its modern plant in Glasgow, UK fresh meat processing company, Scotbeef has purchased a BFT40 portable blast freezer from Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores, after renting the unit for several years. 

Located in the yard at the Glasgow plant, the 19-pallet capacity blast freezer unit is being used to rapidly chill sous vide beef and pork products from +60°C down to -35°C.
Blue Cube’s blast freezers are available with remote temperature monitoring option which allows Scotbeef to monitor the performance of the unit and track temperature movements.
It offers a usable space of 26.40m² with a refrigeration duty of 62kw and incorporates a screw compressor for greater efficiencies at low temperatures and reduced running costs.

Commenting on the acquisition, Paul Marshall from Scotbeef said: “We required extra freezer capacity but didn’t have the space to expand our existing cold storage. Renting the blast freezer from Blue Cube initially meant less disruption to the plant and made perfect business sense in terms of cash flow. It also allowed us to be more flexible while ensuring production efficiencies.

“We decided to purchase the unit to reduce costs going forward plus we were confident it would continue to deliver on performance and meet our on-going capacity requirements. Overall we’re happy with the service provided by Blue Cube and would happily recommend them to other food processors.” 

Blue Cube’s blast freezers include features such as LED lighting fitted in the ceiling coving providing 300 lux of light, impact step protectors, lockable doors and locking door bars as standard. Emergency lighting, externally mounted audible and visible man trap and temperature alarms provide all the necessary safety functions. 

Optional extras such as side doors, ramps, dock level platforms and racking are also available.

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