Linde set to unveil new equipment at IPPE

DANBURY, CONN. — Linde will showcase the NITROBOOST™ Supplemental Refrigeration System and CRYOCONNECT® RM Remote Monitoring System at the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, scheduled for January 25-27 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The new systems will allow manufacturers to better manage their existing refrigeration and freezing systems.

The NITROBOOST™ system is powered by liquid nitrogen and can be used with existing mechanical, spiral and blower tunnel freezers. The additional system allows for tighter temperature control, increased freezing capacity and can also help avoid production downtime.

“The NITROBOOST™ Supplemental Refrigeration System has been designed to provide a quick and flexible increase in refrigeration capacity, said Chris Johnson, Business Development Manager, Linde. “Because the system operates on demand, it is cost effective to maximize capacity without investing in new equipment or upgrading facilities. And we’ve designed NITROBOOST™ units specifically for mechanical spiral and tunnel freezers, and for blast freezers, so they’re quite versatile and give manufacturers options to suit their technology.

The compact, self-contained NITROBOOST™ system includes heat exchanger coils, defrost mechanism and necessary controls. The system uses a liquid nitrogen storage tank transported by a pipe to the coils and discharged into the refrigeration system.

The CRYOCONNECT® RM remote monitoring system will allow easier monitoring of Linde cryogenic freezers by including online access to a freezer’s data and operations. The remote will also offer customizable reports, mobile alerts and access to historical data. The monitoring system can be retrofitted to existing Linde tunnel and spiral freezers.

“The CRYOCONNECT® RM remote monitoring system gives food manufacturers better information to manage the performance of their cryogenic freezers,” Johnson said. “Current and historical operational data is accessible online, so authorized personnel can view and analyze current freezer operation. We’ve also made the reporting feature more robust to make performance review and planning easier.

Linde’s remote control uses operational sensors on a cryogenic freezer to collect data and connects the data to Linde managers, operators, analysts and technicians as needed. According to the company, the remote system will help with troubleshooting and optimize overall operation.

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