Nine excellent reasons to play it cool with Marel!
Factor 1. Sustainability
In our warming world, we need to keep a keen eye on energy and water usage. Each Marel air chilling installation is built to order, striking the best possible balance between footprint and energy use with no compromises on either yield or product presentation. The combination of hourly capacity, product weight, desired core temperature and space available will dictate the size of the footprint.
Ever lower energy inputs and ever better product quality are key Marel research and development priorities. The ideal is to create the best possible and least energy-intensive chilling environment around each individual carcass.
Factor 2. Optimum shelf life
In virtually all markets, there is a legal requirement to chill products immediately after evisceration to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, although to what temperature can vary.
Both processors and their customers want optimum shelf life. This is driving a trend towards lower temperatures. In many markets, core temperatures should now be as close as possible to the freezing point. This presents a challenge, as the lower the temperature, the greater the risk of thin parts such as wings and neck flaps freezing.
Marel specialists have unrivaled experience in designing air-chilling installations. They will always guarantee the agreed core temperature with no freezing of any part.