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Energy Efficient Air Treatment for the Cold Chain

Air Treatment,
10 Ramsay Court, Hinchingbrooke Business Park,
PE29 6FY, Cambridgeshire,
United Kingdom
Fax Number
Control moisture, humidity, and condensation

  Munters’ air treatment technology allows for the precise control of temperature and humidity in the food industry cold chain. It modifies conditions to convey, cool, freeze, dry and cure foods, right through to packing and storage.  This guarantees consistent quality, energy cost savings and increased throughput. Munters designs and manufactures products for controlling moisture, humidity and condensation, while optimising conveying, mixing, blending, drying, cooling, packing and general storage applications. Dehumidified air combats mould growth and increases refrigeration efficiency. Through frost-free cooling, dehumidification and humidity control, Munters prevents products gaining moisture, sticking and creating costly quality, hygiene and wastage issues.

Air treatment systems for the food industry cold chain

Munters manufactures air treatment systems that eliminate moisture absorption, condensation, product sticking, caking, mould, frost build up and blocked machinery. From cutting, conveying, freezing, cooling and cold storage through to product conditioning, transportation and storage, Munters provides significant cost savings and quality improvements by mastering the temperature and humidity of the air during transportation and storage. Munters air treatment systems also control air quality surrounding the production process. Its patented innovative air treatment systems give faster productivity within food processing, reduce accidents and waste in storage and reduce energy consumption.

Munters ICE-DRY®, a simple solution for ice and condensation prevention

Munters Ice-Dry® desiccant dehumidifier prevents condensation and ice build-up, providing higher production rates and reduced downtime caused by icing. Freezing equipment is designed for a specific level of production and frost on evaporators impedes and interrupts extended operation. It becomes difficult to maintain the temperature inside the freezer, making it necessary to either defrost or lower the rate of throughput to achieve correct freezing temperatures. Ice build-up on conveyor belts and cooling coils comes from surrounding air leaking into the freezer, as well as moisture evaporating from the product. Dehumidification practically eliminates frost build-up, resulting in reduced defrosting cycles and spoilage, uninterrupted production and higher profits. With Munters Ice-Dry® humidity control, mould growth is reduced and sanitation improved.

Keeping cold-store floors and doors dry and ice-free

It is impossible to prevent air from entering a cold store, but Munters Ice-Dry® dehumidification removes the moisture in the air that forms ice. Condensation also causes fog around doorways, blinding strip curtains and obstructing views in traffic ways. Apart from safety issues, ice also prevents the free operation of cold store and airlock doors, preventing them from sealing properly, or even lifting them out of their runners. Smooth operation requires people to regularly chip away the ice by hand, a time-consuming job. The ice also affects the efficiency of the refrigeration system, increasing defrost cycles and degrading temperature control. All air holds water; warm air holds more water than cold air. This is why water condenses out on cold surfaces and forms ice and frost. Munters tackle the cause of the problem by removing the moisture from the air, so it can’t condense out and form ice on cooling coils, floors, walls or airlocks.

Increased freezer production

Munters Ice-Dry® dehumidification reduces maintenance on doors and refrigeration machinery, reduces downtime, speeds-up loading and unloading and increases efficiency and throughput. By removing the moisture that normally condenses on evaporating coils, the coils run more efficiently and much longer between defrosts. One cold-store using Ice-Dry® saved €16,000 in 8 months through increased energy efficiency. As humid air infiltrates into air-locks and cold-stores through dock doors, Munters Ice-Dry® dehumidification captures it and removes the moisture before it condenses onto cold surfaces.

Dehumidification for increased refrigeration efficiency

As the humid air passes through the Munters Ice-Dry® humidity control system, the moisture is removed and the dry air is returned into the area, flowing across the cold store doors and floors at the rear of loading docks, providing the driest air to the coldest surfaces. This dry air keeps surfaces free of ice build-up and rapidly removes condensation. This gives quality, productivity and energy savings by simply mastering the relative humidity of the air. With more than 440 Munters Ice-Dry® humidity control systems installed and over 28 offices globally, we have excellent know-how and the capability to supply complete dehumidification climate solutions.

Cooling and Freezing

Munters’ award-winning IceDry technology combats condensation and icing in cooling tunnels, freezing chambers and around cold store entrances, walls and ceilings.

Dehumidification in the Dairy Industry

For most companies, the dry winter climate is preferable to the humid summer climate when comparing operating conditions. In wintertime, the drying process is faster and the risk of mould is reduced. Condensation and even ice build-up on cold surfaces is less. 

Munters Australia

Unit 2, 148 James Ruse Drive
Parramatta NSW 2150

Munters Austria

Eduard-Kittenberger-Gasse 56
1235 Wien

Munters Belgium

Rue de Progres 5
4821 Dison

Munters Brasil Industria e Commercio Ltda

Matriz Curitiba Rua Anselmo de Limo Filho, 343-C
CEP: 81 290-250 CIC Curitiba

Munters Air Treatment Equipment (Beijing) Co. Ltd

No 12 Yu Hua Road
Industrial Zone Area B
Tianzhu Airport
Beijing 101300

Munters CZ, organizační složka

Air Treatment
Slevacská 2368/ 68
CZ-615 00 BRNO
Czech Republic

Munters Denmark

Ryttermarken 4
DK3520 Farum

Munters Finland

Hakamäenkuja 3
Fin - 01510

Munters France

106, Boulevard Heloise
F-95815 Argenteuil

Munters Germany

Hans-Duncker-Str. 8

Munters Italy

Strada Piani
18027 Chiusavecchia

Munters India Humidity Control Pvt Ltd

304, PT Gera Centre, Dhole Patil Road
Pune 411 001

Munters Japan

272, Funado 3chome
Itabashiki, Tokyo 1740041

Munters Mexico

Av. Milenium No. 5000
Fracc. Parque Industrial Milenium
NL CP 66000

Munters Netherlands

PO Box 229
NL2400 AE Alphen a/d Rijn

Munters Poland

Ul. Swietojanska 55/3A
81-391 Gdynia

Munters Singapore

No 6 Genting Road
Hex 0400
Jubilee Industrial Estate

Munters South Africa

22 Angus Crescent Longmeadow Bussiness Estate
Edenvale 1610 Gauteng
South Africa

Munters Korea

Daeha B/D 808 14-11 Yeouido-dong Yeongdeungpo-ku
150-715 Seoul
South Korea

Munters Spain SA

C/Playa de Liencres no 2
Europa Empresarial, ED Londres
E28230 Las Matas Madrid

Munters Switzerland

Zweigniederlassung Effretikon
Im Langhag 11
CH-8307 Effretikon

Munters Sweden

PO Box 1188
164 26 Kista

Munters Global Food Management Centre

Air Treatment
10 Ramsay Court, Hinchingbrooke Business Park
PE29 6FY, Cambridgeshire
United Kingdom

Munters Thailand

121/107 RS Tower Bldg. 40th Fl.
Zone B Ratchadaphisek Rd., Dindaeng

Munters Turkey

AirT, SCC, AgHort
Atasehir Bulvari Gardenya Plaza 5 Kat: 6
34758 Atasehir

Munters UAE

Jebel Ali Free Zone
Warehouse DA02, DA03
PO Box 18467
United Arab Emirates

Munters Corporation US

PO Box 640
Amesbury, MA 01913
United States of America

Munters Netherlands BV honv Munters Vochtbeheersing

Energieweg 69
NL-2404 HE Alphen a/d Rijn

Munters Vietnam

Dehumidification and HumiCool
Unit A, OSIC Building, (Nguyen Hue St. District 1)
Ho Chi Minh City

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