What you should know about flake ice machine

Flake ice machine is a kind of ice machine. According to the water source, it can be divided into fresh water flake ice machine and seawater flake ice machine. Generally, it is an industrial ice machine. Flake ice is thin, dry and loose white ice, ranging in thickness from 1.8 mm to 2.5 mm, with an irregular shape and a diameter of about 12 to 45 mm. Flake ice has no sharp edges and corners, and will not stab frozen objects. It can enter the gap between the objects to be cooled, reduce heat exchange, maintain the temperature of ice, and have a good moisturizing effect. Flake ice has excellent cooling effect, and has the characteristics of large and rapid cooling capacity, so it is mainly used in various large-scale refrigeration facilities, food quick-freezing, concrete cooling and so on.


1. Features:

1)   Large contact area and fast cooling

Due to the flat shape of flake ice, it has a larger surface area than other ice shapes of the same weight. The larger the contact surface area, the better the cooling effect. The cooling efficiency of flake ice is 2 to 5 times higher than that of tube ice and particle ice.

2). Low production cost

The production cost of flake ice is very economical. It only takes about 85 kWh of electricity to cool water at 16 degrees Celsius into 1 ton of flake ice.

3). Excellent food insurance

Flake ice is dry, soft and has no sharp corners, which can protect the packaged food during the refrigeration packaging process. Its flat profile minimizes possible damage to refrigerated items.

4). Mix thoroughly

Due to the huge surface area of ​​flake ice, its heat exchange process is rapid, and flake ice can quickly melt into water, take away heat, and add humidity to the mixture.

5). Convenient storage and transportation

Due to the dry texture of flake ice, it is not easy to cause adhesion during low-temperature storage and spiral transportation, and it is easier to store and transport.


2. Classification

Classification from daily output:

1). Large flake ice machine: 25 tons to 60 tons

2). Medium flake ice machine: 5 tons to 20 tons

3). Small flake ice machine: 0.5 tons to 3 tons


Classification from the nature of the water source:

1). Seawater flake ice machine

2). Fresh water flake ice machine

Fresh water flake machine uses fresh water as a water source to produce flake ice.

The flake ice machines that use seawater as the water source are mostly used for marine purposes. The marine flake ice machine is designed for marine ice-making operations. It adopts a piston compressor with a semi-closed deep oil tank and a marine seawater condenser, which can not be affected by the hull sway and is not corroded by seawater.


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Post time: Oct-17-2022