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ICE MAKING


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Ice Factory Design & Fit-Out
Turn-key Production Units
Ice-Making Plant



While air-cooled ice making units are available for smaller facilites, most machines used for industrial-scale production have water-cooled condensers supplied by an external chiller. Output is dropped to bulk storage bins, or (preferably) direct to packaging machinery, from which the bagged product is palletised and delivered either to refrigerated coldroom or insulated buffer storage.

Dove Thermal installations incorporate pressurisation accumulators to ensure that Condenser Water is supplied at consistent pressure and temperature for quality production, whilst Product Water is filtered and treated by reverse osmosis before pumping to the mould nozzles. All piped and electrical services are supplied from overhead grid arrays.

Ice can be produced in various formats, each targeting particular applications:

Cubes and custom profiles can be formed almost any specified size. Flake & Scale Ice is made in various thicknesses from fresh or salt water and is slow-melting. Nuggets are used in hands-free dispensing, while "Cubelets" are of cosmetically uniform shape.

We designed, built and delivered the complete ice making factory shown in the photograph - one of three major cube ice plants of our design. For this installation, the ice making machines are stacked in pairs and grouped back-to-back for reduced footprint. It has a production capacity of 14.4 tonnes/day of packed and palletised cubes. The main production area is shown in further detail on our Gallery Page page.

Dove Thermal Engineering also consults in the design and application of ice making plant and related machinery, such as scraped surface heat exchangers, hold chillers and vivier fit-outs.

Dove Thermal Engineering Limited, Uttoxeter, ST14 8QX

Telephone: 01889 569933