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Creating the Environment for Increased Food Safety & Quality

Spiral Coolers have become the overwhelming choice for product cooling in the wholesale baking industry but the benefits of enclosing the cooler are often overlooked.  Considering the oven represents a “kill zone” the cooler represents a critical phase when the product is subject to environmental impacts relating to temperature & humidity as well as potential exposure to molds, particulates, and other foreign matter.  

While many companies debate ambient vs. enclosed coolers those that chose to enclose many times only address the cooling impact.  Spiral conditioning systems provide a controlled environment regardless of the season with enhanced filtration and pressurization which provides consistent product quality.  Energy cost are much lower than traditional fan walls and in many cases even ambient coolers.  Since effort is focused on the “product zone” the entire facility requirements may be relaxed reducing capital and energy expense.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how conditioning system enhances product quality through temperature control and moisture removal.
  • Understand how enclosing the cooler and having a dedicated conditioning system can reduce the overall energy and operational costs even when compare
  • Understand air filtration and UV lighting requirements and what is required to maintain mold control and keep from spending where there is not a ret

Scott Houtz, Air Management Technologies, Inc.

Presentation Time
Monday, February 26, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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