Meat & Food Drying & the Food Industry
Within the food industry there are numerous locations and processes which require careful monitoring and control of humidity. Drying Room Solutions UK can offer a full bespoke solution for you, either as a complete package or an upgrade to your existing solution. With our experience and products you can maintain the correct levels of humidity required to ensure you get the quality product you are looking for. We have over 20 years experience with Biltong manufacturers, Charcutiers and also large fresh fruit packaging companies to help them control the humidity in the environment.
When working with Biltong manufactures and Charcutiers it is essential that you can control the humidity in the environment as you are wanting to reduce the water content within the meat without getting case hardening. What is needed is a complete system which is designed to control the humidity, control the temperature and also the air flow. Once you can control all these aspects within your "closed environment" you can get a consistent product. We are able to provide the full package from walling, air conditioning and fans - we have designed numerous drying rooms for large scale production of dried and hung meats.
All of our Dehumidifiers have an electronic humidistat allowing for precise monitoring of the RH. Some units can be wall mounted or ceiling hung to keep them out of the way whilst circulating and dehumidifying the air. The Sentinel HD55 & larger HDi90 units can be remotely controlled via cat 5 cable to a wall mounted panel, this gives you the control-ability you require whilst not taking up valuable floor space. Both of the units are quiet in running and can be ducted from.
A number of different filters can be added to the Sentinel Units from the HEPA filter to the Activated Carbon Filter (it comes with the Standard G3 filter).
We are able to offer heat exchanger units (air conditioning) which will keep the environment at the constant desired temperature, this allows you to control the amount of water given up by the products.
Alongside this we also are able to offer a variety of fans (built in or free standing) ideally these also need to be speed controllable as this will also effect the amount of water given up by the products.
Both of these products will be stipulated on a case by case design which all depends on the product required drying, drying time, desired quality, we will work closely with the customer to ensure they are happy with the final product.
For Larger rooms we would recommend multiple units depending on the quantity of water wanting to be removed and the drying times. The HD55 unit drains via gravity whilst the HDi90 and Storm Range do have a built in pump.
If you have numerous drying rooms and need an extra boost of dehumidification or if floor space is not essential we have a number of mobile units in the Storm range offering great dehumidifying power with ease of re-positioning and mobility.
Air Movers like the AlorAir Zeus 900 and Zeus Extreme are good for general air movement around the storage rooms and help pick up any residual moisture from plants and other surfaces to lift it into the air where the dehumidifiers then remove it. The Zeus 900 has 4 speed controls, is easily placed and has multiple ways it can sit/stand. For large rooms the Zeus extreme ensures good overall movement of air with its huge 3000cfm capacity.
The Cleanshield HEPA 550 Air Scrubber can be used within the food industry environment to add additional air movement as well as removing air borne particles and smells with its 3 stage filter system, pre-filter, HEPA filter and Activated Carbon filter. The Cleanshield HEPA 550 Air Scrubber has a variable speed control and also a pressure sensitive function showing when the HEPA / Activated Carbon filter needs to be changed. It can be used to in a similar way as a clean room for any high risk products (see clean room page).
The Cleanshield HEPA 550 Air Scrubber filters are easy to replace, the ducting is easy to attach, the unit is easy to use and has variable speed control, combined with a filter replacement light - hopefully the right tool for you!