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Munters Energy Efficient Air Treatment for the Cold Chain

Control moisture, humidity, and condensation

 

Munters’ air treatment technology allows for the precise control of temperature and humidity in the food industry cold chain.

It modifies conditions to convey, cool, freeze, dry and cure foods, right through to packing and storage.  This guarantees consistent quality, energy cost savings and increased throughput.

Munters designs and manufactures products for controlling moisture, humidity and condensation, while optimising conveying, mixing, blending, drying, cooling, packing and general storage applications.

Dehumidified air combats mould growth and increases refrigeration efficiency. Through frost-free cooling, dehumidification and humidity control, Munters prevents products gaining moisture, sticking and creating costly quality, hygiene and wastage issues.

Air treatment systems for the food industry cold chain

Munters manufactures air treatment systems that eliminate moisture absorption, condensation, product sticking, caking, mould, frost build up and blocked machinery.

From cutting, conveying, freezing, cooling and cold storage through to product conditioning, transportation and storage, Munters provides significant cost savings and quality improvements by mastering the temperature and humidity of the air during transportation and storage.

Munters air treatment systems also control air quality surrounding the production process. Its patented innovative air treatment systems give faster productivity within food processing, reduce accidents and waste in storage and reduce energy consumption.

Munters ICE-DRY®, a simple solution for ice and condensation prevention

Munters Ice-Dry® desiccant dehumidifier prevents condensation and ice build-up, providing higher production rates and reduced downtime caused by icing.

Freezing equipment is designed for a specific level of production and frost on evaporators impedes and interrupts extended operation. It becomes difficult to maintain the temperature inside the freezer, making it necessary to either defrost or lower the rate of throughput to achieve correct freezing temperatures.

Ice build-up on conveyor belts and cooling coils comes from surrounding air leaking into the freezer, as well as moisture evaporating from the product. Dehumidification practically eliminates frost build-up, resulting in reduced defrosting cycles and spoilage, uninterrupted production and higher profits.

With Munters Ice-Dry® humidity control, mould growth is reduced and sanitation improved.

Keeping cold-store floors and doors dry and ice-free

It is impossible to prevent air from entering a cold store, but Munters Ice-Dry® dehumidification removes the moisture in the air that forms ice. Condensation also causes fog around doorways, blinding strip curtains and obstructing views in traffic ways.

Apart from safety issues, ice also prevents the free operation of cold store and airlock doors, preventing them from sealing properly, or even lifting them out of their runners. Smooth operation requires people to regularly chip away the ice by hand, a time-consuming job.

The ice also affects the efficiency of the refrigeration system, increasing defrost cycles and degrading temperature control. All air holds water; warm air holds more water than cold air. This is why water condenses out on cold surfaces and forms ice and frost. Munters tackle the cause of the problem by removing the moisture from the air, so it can’t condense out and form ice on cooling coils, floors, walls or airlocks.

Increased freezer production

Munters Ice-Dry® dehumidification reduces maintenance on doors and refrigeration machinery, reduces downtime, speeds-up loading and unloading and increases efficiency and throughput.

By removing the moisture that normally condenses on evaporating coils, the coils run more efficiently and much longer between defrosts. One cold-store using Ice-Dry® saved €16,000 in 8 months through increased energy efficiency.

As humid air infiltrates into air-locks and cold-stores through dock doors, Munters Ice-Dry® dehumidification captures it and removes the moisture before it condenses onto cold surfaces.

Dehumidification for increased refrigeration efficiency

As the humid air passes through the Munters Ice-Dry® humidity control system, the moisture is removed and the dry air is returned into the area, flowing across the cold store doors and floors at the rear of loading docks, providing the driest air to the coldest surfaces.

This dry air keeps surfaces free of ice build-up and rapidly removes condensation. This gives quality, productivity and energy savings by simply mastering the relative humidity of the air.

With more than 440 Munters Ice-Dry® humidity control systems installed and over 28 offices globally, we have excellent know-how and the capability to supply complete dehumidification climate solutions.

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Case Study: Wagner Frozen Foods Pizza Baker

Foodstuffs are perishable goods, whether they’re raw, baked or frozen. If the surrounding climate is not appropriate they become sticky, lumpy, mouldy or discoloured. Quality suffers, leading to lost production, stoppages or spoilt products.

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Munters develops and manufactures dehumidifiers for the food industry that control the effects that humidity can cause in production processes.

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Munters Global Food Management Centre

Air Treatment

10 Ramsay Court, Hinchingbrooke Business Park

Huntingdon

PE29 6FY, Cambridgeshire

United Kingdom

+44 1480 410223 www.munters.com/food

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Tastier Lettuce with Munters

Munters develops and manufactures dehumidifiers for the food industry that control the effects that humidity can cause in production processes.

15th October 2018

Storage and Transportation of Powders

Caking of powders and granules is a frequent problem in the food and chemical industries leading to halts in production and product losses.

8th October 2018

Maximise Your Powder Production

The sale prices of powders are getting increasingly higher. Production tools cost more, so it is now more than ever necessary to maximise the production of your atomising tower and fluidised bed.

1st October 2018

Better, Faster, Longer-Lasting Quality and Productivity in Confectionery

Confectionery products such as hard candies, biscuits, chocolates, jellied items, sugar-coated drops or tablets, sugar and popcorn are sensitive products that often lose quality and shelf life when they come into contact with air humidity that is too high.

24th September 2018

Increased Productivity in Spray Drying Applications

In the operation of spray drying towers, there are seasonal variations in their operation. In summer months, when the moisture content in the air is high, the operating conditions are less advantageous than in winter months, when the water content is low.

17th September 2018

High Quality Air for High Quality Food

As one of the world's largest suppliers of desiccant dehumidifiers and air handling solutions, Munters has an extensive experience as to techniques to fully control climate conditions. 

11th September 2018

Dry Air Helps Sausages Mature Faster

The process of manufacturing meat products consists of various specific steps combined in such a way that unique products are obtained with characteristic ingredients and flavours.

3rd September 2018

Dehumidification in the Dairy Industry

For most companies, the dry winter climate is preferable to the humid summer climate when comparing operating conditions. In wintertime, the drying process is faster and the risk of mould is reduced. Condensation and even ice build-up on cold surfaces is less. 

31st August 2018

Cooling Tunnel Solution

The vast majority of confectionery products are cooled in a tunnel during production. During this cooling process, condensation may occur causing sticking, crystallisation and discolouration of products. 

22nd August 2018

Quality and Productivity in Confectionery Production

Confectionery products include sensitive products, hard candies, biscuits, chocolates, jellied items, sugar-coated drops or tablets, sugar and popcorn. These items often lost quality and shelf-life when they come into contact with air humidity that is too high. 

13th August 2018

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Regional Offices

Munters Australia

Unit 2, 148 James Ruse Drive

Parramatta NSW 2150

Australia

+61 2 8843 1588
Munters Austria

Eduard-Kittenberger-Gasse 56

1235 Wien

Austria

+43 1 6164298-9251
Munters Belgium

Rue de Progres 5

4821 Dison

Belgium

+32 87306911 +32 87314476
Munters Brasil Industria e Commercio Ltda

Matriz Curitiba Rua Anselmo de Limo Filho, 343-C

CEP: 81 290-250 CIC Curitiba

Brazil

+55 41 3317 5050 +55 41 3317 5080
Munters Air Treatment Equipment (Beijing) Co. Ltd

No 12 Yu Hua Road

Industrial Zone Area B

Tianzhu Airport

Beijing 101300

China

+86 10 80 486121 +86 10 804 83493
Munters CZ, organizační složka

Air Treatment

Slevacská 2368/ 68

CZ-615 00 BRNO

Czech Republic

+420 544 211 434
Munters Denmark

Ryttermarken 4

DK3520 Farum

Denmark

+45 44 95 33 55 +45 44 95 39 55
Munters Finland

Kuivaajamyynti

Hakamäenkuja 3

Fin - 01510

Vantaa

Finland

+358 207 768 230
Munters France

106, Boulevard Heloise

F-95815 Argenteuil

France

+33 1 34 115757 +33 1 34 115758
Munters Germany

Hans-Duncker-Str. 8

D-21035

Hamburg

Germany

+49 40 8796900
Munters Italy

Strada Piani

18027 Chiusavecchia

Italy

+39 0183 52 1377
Munters India Humidity Control Pvt Ltd

304, PT Gera Centre, Dhole Patil Road

Pune 411 001

India

+91 20 668 18 900
Munters Japan

272, Funado 3chome

Itabashiki, Tokyo 1740041

Japan

+81 3 5970 0021 +81 3 5970 3197
Munters Mexico

Av. Milenium No. 5000

Fracc. Parque Industrial Milenium

NL CP 66000

Apodaca

Mexico

+52 8182625400
Munters Netherlands

PO Box 229

NL2400 AE Alphen a/d Rijn

Netherlands

+31 172 433 231 +31 172 442 960
Munters Poland

Ul. Swietojanska 55/3A

81-391 Gdynia

Poland

+48 58 305 35 17 +48 58 305 34 53
Munters Singapore

No 6 Genting Road

Hex 0400

349471

Jubilee Industrial Estate

Singapore

+65 744 6828 +65 744 9585
Munters South Africa

22 Angus Crescent Longmeadow Bussiness Estate

Edenvale 1610 Gauteng

South Africa

+27 11 9972000 +27 11 608 3503
Munters Korea

Daeha B/D 808 14-11 Yeouido-dong Yeongdeungpo-ku

150-715 Seoul

South Korea

+82 2 761 8701
Munters Spain SA

C/Playa de Liencres no 2

Europa Empresarial, ED Londres

E28230 Las Matas Madrid

Spain

+34 91 640 0902 +34 91 640 1132
Munters Switzerland

Zweigniederlassung Effretikon

Im Langhag 11

CH-8307 Effretikon

Switzerland

+41 52 343 88 86 +41 52 343 88 87
Munters Sweden

PO Box 1188

164 26 Kista

Sweden

+46 8 626 6300 +46 8 626 6365
Munters Global Food Management Centre

Air Treatment

10 Ramsay Court, Hinchingbrooke Business Park

Huntingdon

PE29 6FY, Cambridgeshire

United Kingdom

+44 1480 410223 www.munters.com/food
Munters Thailand

121/107 RS Tower Bldg. 40th Fl.

Zone B Ratchadaphisek Rd., Dindaeng

10400

Bangkok

Thailand

+66 2 6422 670 +66 2 6422 674
Munters Turkey

AirT, SCC, AgHort

Atasehir Bulvari Gardenya Plaza 5 Kat: 6

34758 Atasehir

Istanbul

Turkey

+90 216 548 14 44 +90 216 548 14 40
Munters UAE

Jebel Ali Free Zone

Warehouse DA02, DA03

PO Box 18467

Dubai

United Arab Emirates

+971 48876462 +971 48808201 (direct) +971 506784414 (mobile) +971 48808109
Munters Corporation US

PO Box 640

Amesbury, MA 01913

United States of America

+1 978 241 1100 +1 978 241 1214
Munters Netherlands BV honv Munters Vochtbeheersing

Energieweg 69

NL-2404 HE Alphen a/d Rijn

Netherlands

+31 172 43 32 31 +31 172 44 29 60
Munters Vietnam

Dehumidification and HumiCool

Unit A, OSIC Building, (Nguyen Hue St. District 1)

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam

+84 8 8256 838

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