Product Announcement from Linde North America Inc.
Linde North America's CRYOLINE® XF cross flow hygienic spiral freezer provides step change increases in production and reductions in cryogen costs
Concept: The CRYOLINE®XF is a high-performance spiral freezer built for relatively large production capacities. The patented CRYOLINE®XF technology delivers twice the heat transfer rate of standard cryogenic spiral freezers, making it twice as powerful. In addition, the CRYOLINE®XF has a smaller footprint, a higher production capacity and a higher efﬁciency than existing cryogenic spiral freezers.
The CRYOLINE®XF is the perfect choice for a wide range of high-quality food products: meat proteins, ready meals, seafood, bakery products etc. It is suitable for the most difﬁ cult high-temperature and high-moisture products, such as cooked poultry, seafood and prepared meals. Freezing with cryogens allows for a very low operating temperature and thus a very fast freezing action. This preserves the quality and shape of the product, and provides increased product yield.
Refrigerant: The CRYOLINE®XF technology employs either nitrogen or carbon dioxide as cryogenic medium, which ensures maximum efﬁciency.
Operation: The CRYOLINE®XF uses an advanced cross-ﬂow technology which substantially reduces freezing time and improves cryogen efﬁciency while reducing overall freezer size. It provides twice the heat transfer rate of conventional spiral freezers, by covering nearly 100 % of the belt freezing surface area with a high-velocity gas ﬂ ow. The very high heat transfer rate correlates with a high operating efﬁciency as the freezer can be operated at warmer temperatures. Steady-state losses are minimized due to the reduced overall size (50 % less stainless steel to be cooled down).
Hygiene: All CRYOLINE® freezers are designed for hygiene and ease of sanitation. The simplicity of the design enables the customer to maximize productivity by reducing cleaning and maintenance downtime. Meeting or even exceeding the latest, very strict food hygiene regulations, the CRYOLINE®XF is designed to ensure food safety and sanitation simplicity. Made from laser-cut stainless steel, with sloped, solid surfaces, rounded corners and polished welds that simplify wash-down, it enables total accessibility to all internal parts and areas, thus saving time and money. Moreover, the freezer has a built-in self-cleaning belt washer system. CIP ("clean-in-place") optional.