Brine Cooling Block Ice Plant Solution
Aluminum Direct Cooling Block Ice Plant SolutionHome > Solutions > Brine Cooling Block Ice Plant Solution

Brine cooling block ice plant handles all activities including the production, storage, transportation, wholesale and retail of block ice. The capability of a typical brine system block ice plant can be planned as much as 10~500ton/day but shall be based on the surrounding environment and the actual demand. Larger-scale ice production factory also can be designed as per client's requirement.

The advantages of brine cooling block ice plant

  • Simple refrigeration system, yet stable and reliable to run; low investment and low maintenance cost;
  • Large dimension ice block can be crushed into various shapes of ice as per clients requirement;
  • Large dimension ice block has less weight deviation, very convenient for ice transportation, storage and measurement;
  • Ice block can be put into mass production;
  • Fast return on investment like that 1~2 years can pay for itself.

Target customers of brine cooling block ice plant

  • Ice in supermarket/grocery market: mainly used for low temperature preservation and display of seafood, meat and vegetable in market;
  • Ice in seafood preservation: all fresh seafood need to be preserved in low temperature to keep them fresh at around +3~+6°C, so a lot of crushed block ice is in great need.
  • Ice in transport of live fish: it is very crowded for the fish to live in the tank of transportation. So keeping them inactive to avoid the scales peels off seems very crucial for fisherman. Thus lots of ice is introduced to put in the tank. Temperature will be lower down to 5°C meanwhile more oxygen is needed to add in.
  • Ice in transport of vegetable: still grows after vegetable picked down, it will release a lot of respiratory heat. During its transportation process, vegetable will be stacked by one layer of ice and one layer of veggie to ensure its quality.
  • Ice in aqua farm: fish fond temperature control for aquatic product culture like sea cucumber, will need a great deal of ice;
  • Ice in environment cooling: in high temperature days, to ensure normal work such as in workshop, classroom, aisle and mine, ice is stacked to lower down environment temperature;
  • Ice in beverage/ drinks: brine system block ice cannot be directly eaten or mix with wines, but after crushed, it could pre-cool beverage/ drinks before drink.
  • Ice in fishing vessels: fishing vessels usually go out for fishing after charging full ice at dock. Seafood must be covered with ice immediately after catching to ensure its freshness
  • Ice in sculpture: Linsky brine system block ice machine can produce crystal, milky color or semi-transparent ice for different engraving use;

Factors when you considering brine cooling block ice plant

  • Considering transportation cost, the optimum ice distribution distance is suggested within 30km. It would better to build an ice plant near your customer group;
  • Brine system block ice plant needs relative large capacitance. Equipped with capacitance of 4KVA per tonnage, and it is suggested to choose the location with time-of-use electricity price;
  • Brine system block ice plant should have sufficient and clean water supply. Try not use groundwater, especially for cooling tower because it will make serious scales in condenser. Scaling will lead to excess high pressure for the refrigeration system and will consume more energy;
  • Location try not to approach residential area because compressor, cooling tower and ice hoisting device could probably cause noise pollution;
  • Need to contact with your contractor about ice plant land use, especially for the second even third stage plan;
  • Know our local time-of-use electricity price, local labor cost to confirm your ice production cost and price of ice, evaluate your investment on return;

Solutions to a typical brine system block ice plant

A: Brine system block ice machine A1: Cooling tower
A2: Air-cooled condenser
A3: Evaporative condenser
B: Block ice lifting conveyor
C: Block ice sliding chute
D: Ice storage
D1: Refrigeration unit of ice storage
E: Block ice lifting conveyor
F: Block ice crusher
G1: Crawler conveyor
G2: Screw conveyor

Brine system block ice machine A can adopt three cooling methods, respectively are cooling tower system A1, air-cooled condenser A2, evaporative-cooled condenser A3. Ice blocks forms and then will be lifted by B lifting conveyor to a certain height. Ice could slide from C ice chute to the inside of ice storage D. the refrigeration unit D1 keeps cold room temperature at around -8°C so the ice will not melt. When need to use ice block, customer can rely on another block ice lifting conveyor E to deliver ice to the truck. When crushed ice block is in need, customer can start ice crusher F. the crushed ice will be transported through crawler conveyor G1 or screw conveyor G2 to the truck.

Linsky could tailor made brine system block ice plant solutions and investment feasibility proposal according to clients land, capacity and local weather conditions.

Copyright © All rights are reserved by Linsky• Formulate future since 2004