Condensing units are used to cool water in the ice builder to 0.5°C. During milking a centrifugal pump circulates a continuous flow of chilled water through a plate cooler to cool the milk from 35°C to 4°C in just a few seconds.

Ice builders offer the following benefits:

  • Lowest possible running costs to make maximum use of off-peak electricity;
  • Instant cooling of the milk to 4°C at the plate cooler to inhibit bacterial growth and maintain milk quality;
  • Double protection - instant cooling via the ice builder in addition to the tank's DX cooling system;
  • Moving some of the compressor usages away from peak milking times to even the electricity load;
  • Smaller compressors enabling single-phase options;
  • No mixing of hot and cold milk;
  • 24-hour milk collection - since milk enters the bulk tank at 4°C, collection can be during or immediately after milking.

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