KTI ice systems are used in fishing ports as well as for processing and packaging. A solution for ice production can therefore consist of a variety of different components depending on customer requirements. We at KTI will be happy to advise you which of the different modules is the optimal solution for you and as your partner we will work with you to develop the best system configuration.
Ice plants for fishing and fishing ports
For ice production requirements in ports and when the ice is used for fishing, the following factors are critical:
Ice plants for fish processing plants
- Ice Plant:
In modern ports, flake ice plants or plate ice plants are used. Block ice is only used when the ice has to be transported long distances without cooling facilities.
- Pre-cooling of fresh water:
If the available fresh water is too warm, ice production becomes inefficient or limited. We therefore equip our ice plants with pre-cooling for fresh water if required.
- Ice Storage:
The freshly produced ice is temporarily stored in a special ice storage for flake ice or slab ice. The ice storage is equipped with an automatic rake system and thus reduces manual work to a minimum.
- Ice transport:
There are two basic options for transporting ice. Either the ice is transported mechanically via screw conveyors or the ice is introduced into an air stream and transported pneumatically.
- Ice weighing:
Before ice discharge, the ice can be weighed in various ways. This gives the producer of the ice an overview of the discharge quantities.
- Ice vending:
If the ice is to be sold to fishermen, fish processors, etc., a system designed for this purpose is a good choice. Automatic transport and weighing is a prerequisite.
In modern fish processing plants, the catch is often already partially processed on the ship and arrives on land already chilled with ice slurry or super-cooled seawater (RSW). It is crucial that the cold chain is maintained throughout processing - from gutting to packaging.
KTI has the perfect solutions to meet the requirements of modern fish processing factories. In addition to these factors that play an important role in the fishing sector, fish processors should further consider the following:
- What kind of ice do I need?
- How must the equipment be technically designed to meet my standards?
- How must the ice discharge be designed to meet my requirements?