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Food Processing

Transforming food

Food processing—the methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food or to transform it into other forms for consumption—relies heavily on refrigeration technology. No matter the product—candy, beverages, meat, poultry, fish, bakery, dairy, fruits and vegetables—all are sensitive to temperature and humidity. Specific temperatures and moisture levels are essential for successful food processing. From chilled holding rooms to immersion freezers, fast-freezing equipment to liquid chilling, refrigeration equipment is a necessary component for food processing.

Cooling challenges

While temperature control helps make food processing possible, it also brings with it a number of challenges. Refrigeration equipment consumes large amounts of energy, which can have a negative impact on the environment—and the processor's profit. In addition, equipment that is unable to maintain a consistent temperature can result in a number of food processing issues—from less-than-desired quality to unsafe products to reduced product shelf-life.

How XDX can help

XDX X-Stream valve technology improves a system's performance and capacity, reduces energy usage and stabilizes temperature to enable the desired food transformation, ensure food safety and decrease spoilage and shrinkage.

  • Use of the XDX system reduces defrost cycles, which helps maintain consistent temperatures while producing significantly less condensation.
  • A 30 percent improvement in pull-down rates delivers a faster return to desired temperature.
  • Consistent temperatures result in a significant increase in product shelf life.
  • Fewer defrost cycles and improved system performance lead to a reduction in energy usage—at least 15 percent.

XDX improves the performance of:

Low Temp Equipment

Blast Freezers
Display Freezers
Reach-in Freezers
Storage and Walk-ins

Med/High Temp Equipment

Air Conditioning
Deli Service Counters
Rack Systems
Reach-in Coolers
Refrigerated Cases
Refrigerated Display Cases
Refrigerated Drink Machines
Shell & Tube Evaporators
Walk-In Coolers