- Latest technology of screw compressors
- Energy efficient
- PLC-control with coloured touch screen
From the cold water tank the water is delivered partly to the scale of the batching plant and partly to the flake ice plants. KTI flake ice plants are installed inside of 40-ft. containers.
The sizes vary from 10 to 150 tons daily capacity per unit. Modular flake ice plants (consisting of 2 containers) can be manufactured up to a size of 300 tons per day. All flake ice plants are equipped with ice makers with non-rotating drums avoiding the danger of leakage through a shaft-seal.
The flake ice is removed by ice removal tools on the inside of the drum. The optimum ice thickness is 1.5 mm which guarantees the highest possible output and the shortest possible mixing and melting time inside the mixer. The flake ice is sub-cooled to approx. -7 °C, thus remaining crispy during storage and transportation.
Due to this specific surface, flake ice reduces the mixing time.
Containerized flake ice plants for tropical conditions
Flake ice is small ice in flat pieces. It is used in cooling seafood, in meat processing and in a whole range of industrial processes. The most important application of KTI flake ice plants is in the concrete industry, where flake ice is used to control the concrete temperature, particularly in hot climates.
Flake ice production
The classical flake ice of high quality is produced on refrigerated drums by spraying water onto the drum’s ice cold surface where it freezes immediately. After sub-cooling to -7 °C the ice is sheared from the surface by the ice removal tools and it falls out of the bottom of the ice maker into a refrigerated ice storage located below the ice plant.
Options (on request)
- Open type screw compressors
- Design for various refrigerants, upon request such as Freon, R404A, R717 Ammonia
- Stainless steel ice maker
- 60 cycles design
- Combinations with water chillers within the machinery container
Due to the above features and because of its moderate production costs – compared to most of the other kinds of ice – flake ice is used in large quantities in many industrial and food processes.
Benefits of flake ice
- Flake ice has the highest surface area per ton of ice, providing a greater cooling efficiency than any other ice.
- Short melting time by the use of flake ice compared to any other ice
- Shortest mixing times of the batching plant compared to any other ice as flake ice melts rapidly.
- Higher lifespan of the batching plant equipment and cost savings due to the short mixing times
- The latent heat, the principal source of the cooling energy is 100 % or even higher as the flake ice is sub-cooled (-7 °C).
- Due to the dryness, the cooling input of flake ice can be accurately calculated and its effects on the mixtures temperature are quickly apparent.
- Flake ice is free flowing, its flakes remain crisp and do not stick together nor do they form blocks.
- Easy to be stored and levelled inside a refrigerated ice storage with a fully automatic ice rake system
- Easy to transport via screw conveyors or blowing system to any location required
- No losses due to hot gas defrosting of the freezing surface. Flake ice is sheared from the freezing surface by the ice removal tools.