Ice Builders Kristal D&D

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 usage 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.
why buy a kristal d&d ice builder?

The Kristal D&D ice builder includes the following features:

  • Two separate ice banks positioned to ensure a large reservoir of ice is available and individually connected to each condensing unit for maximum efficiency;
  • Unique thermal flow system ensures returning warm water entering at the bottom of the tank is distributed evenly across the ice bank - eliminates the need for inefficient air blowers;
  • Constructed of the highest quality stainless steel and designed with a steel box-section frame for maximum strength and stability;
  • Expanded polyurethane foam injected between the inner and outer jackets guarantees maximum insulation and gives a strong and durable structure.


Kristal D&D's highly-skilled engineers ensure a trouble-free installation. Once your milk refrigeration system is installed, Kristal D&D offers tailor-made maintenance contracts to suit your requirements. We carry a wide range of spares, not just for Ro-Ka tanks, but also for Japy, Mueller, Fabdec, Fullwood Packo and DeLaval cooling equipment, and parts required urgently can generally be despatched for delivery the following day.

To find out how Kristal D&D can provide the right solution for you call us on 01885 483576 or please click link below.

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