Optimize your Cold Chain Operations

CALCULATE YOUR EARNINGS BOOST

Promote Safety, Quality, and Sustainability

Ensure Food Safety

Accelerated freezing mitigates the potential for pathogen growth and contamination.

Preserve Quality

Ensure proper temperatures and freeze times, even as product characteristics or facility operations change.

Meet Impact Goals

Provide cooling at 35% greater efficency than legacy systems, while diverting food waste via accelerated freezing times.

Boost Earnings by Accelerating Production

Avoid Defrost

Eliminate evaporator frost-up by controlling moisture levels in freezers. Extract warm, moist air and re-inject it cold and dry.

Avoid Flash Gas

Increase blast cell throughput by deploying on-demand sub-cooling that elimnates flash gas and maintains low temperature vessel set points.

Manage Thermal Fluctuations

Maintain production line speed and blast cycle times regardless of product, packaging, or pallet characteristics.

Operate with Ease

Supplemental Retrofit

Operate independent of existing cooling infrastructure. All value and no risk.

Quick and Easy Install

Minimize downtime via a single tie-in to facility infrastructure.

USDA Compliant

Maintain compliance via standard clean in place systems.

How It Works

FPS

Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR)

Energy Balance

Freeze Point Suppression Cycle

What is Freeze Point Suppression?

Freeze Point Suppression (FPS) cycles operate by changing the chemical composition of a refrigerant. In the case of IcePoint®, water is used as a refrigerant moving through four processes:

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1. Freezing

Pure water is frozen into ice at the most economical time of the day and stored in a tank.

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2. Mixing

A freeze suppressant, in the form of a non-chloride salt, is then injected into the bottom of the tank, mixing with the ice, which creates a -25°F refrigerant.

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3. Melting

This refrigerant mixture is then used to maintain freezer temperatures by absorbing the heat from the freezer space.

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4. Separation

Water is then separated from the freeze point suppressant generating pure water ready for freezing and concentrated FPS ready to send back to the ice tank.

Mechanical Vapor Recompression

What is Mechanical Vapor Recompression?

Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR) is the most common way of separation water from high concentration solutions.

Common Industry Applications

  • Desalination
  • Crystalization
  • Processed fracking water treatment

How MVR Operates

Mechanical Vapor Recompression (MVR) is a thermal separation technology
optimized for energy efficiency. Like all distillation processes, water is boiled out of the salt-water brine. To increase the energy efficiency, the heat is recaptured and repurposed to help boil additional water.

IcePoint® Application

IcePoint® uses off the shelf MVR components without any significant modifications.

Energy Balance

Efficient Energy Use

Like all refrigeration equipment, IcePoint® must conserve energy and meet fundamental efficiency limits. All refrigeration equipment requires some form of driving energy input to move heat from a low temperature to a high one. For IcePoint® this comes from both the ice maker’s compressor and the MVR’s compressor. The efficiency of the IcePoint® system stems from its ability to be internally thermally recuperated and to take advantage of low ambient temperatures in the morning. evening. and night.

See the impact IcePoint®
can make on your Operations

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PRODUCT TYPE
PALLET WEIGHT (LBS. )
PRODUCT TYPE
product line speed [lb/hr]

Your Company’s Estimated Increase with IcePoint®

estimated additional
earnings [$]

$272,974

3.3X more than the equivalent ammonia capacity

Additional
Pallets

+9,747

That’s 325 truck loads

Compared to equivalent ammonia capacity
  Ammonia Capacity
272974 82704
$190K MORE

*This is an estimation. Please request a callback if you would like to find out more about specific savings for your company.

Your Company’s Estimated Increase with IcePoint®

Line Speed Increase

14.6%

Annual Line OpEx Savings*

142,404,750

Annual Increase in Line Capacity
[lb/year]

949,365,000

*This is an estimation. Please request a callback if you would like to find out more about specific savings for your company.

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