Carbon Dioxide posses varied
inherent properties, which very much suit
the seafood industry.
OF SEAFOOD RAW MATERIAL USING DRY ICE &
WET ICE COMBINATION
Seafood processing companies
generally use wet ice to transport raw material
from prawn farms / sea to the processing
centers. In transportation wet ice and raw
material is used in the ratio of 50 : 50.The
wet ice is a dead weight, which adds additional
weight to raw material.
Instead of using only wet ice, dry ice can
be used in conjugate with wet ice.
OF USING DRY ICE & WET ICE
ATLEAST 1800 KG OR 1.8 TONNE MORE OF RAW
MATERIAL IS CARRIED PER TRIP
Instead of 25 kg of raw material,
when dry ice is used, we can carry 35 kg
of raw material.
NO. OF TRIPS IN A YEAR COMES DOWN DRASTICALLY
With wet ice, a 10 tonne truck
can carry 4.5 tonne of raw material per
trip and it requires 333 trips to bring
in 1500 tonnes of raw material.
Vis-a-vis, the same 10 tonne
truck, using dry & wet ice combination,
can carry 6.3 tonne of raw material per
trip and it requires ONLY 238 TRIPS.
Hence, a company save 333 -
238 trips = 95 TRIPS IN A YEAR.
SAVINGS IN TRIPS IS A BIG SAVINGS
Assuming that per trip, atleast
Rs. 6000 (running expenses) + Rs. 390 (incidental
expenses) is spent, then the savings in
95 trips is equivalent to Rs. 6390 x 95
trips = Rs. 6,07,050.
DIRECT SAVINGS IN WET + DRY ICE COMBINATION
It has been calculated that
usage of wet + dry ice combination results
in the saving of Re.0.07 per kg. Hence for
1500 tonne, the saving is (Rs. 70 / tonne
x 1500 tonne =) Rs. 105,000
In addition to these economical
advantages, there are other tangible benefits
arising out of usage of dry ice
ICE FOR TRANSPORTATION OF FROZEN CARGO
Dry ice not only cools but also keeps the
product & inside van \96 inert, neat &
dry- no additional cost for anti- bacterial,
Dry ice \96 International Grade for Food (
free from sulphur, hydrocarbon)
Anti \96 bacterial agent : dry ice inhibits
growth of both aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.
While handling , packing & transporting
Does not require sophisticated equipment.
Retains frozen seafood at desired temp.
eventually retains flavour, shape, colour.
Seafood material looks fresh, extended shelf
life, increased wt. Retention.
Frozen material requires a cold chain temperature
of \9618 deg c to \9620 deg c for seafood transportation.
Dry ice with freezing point of \9678 deg c
ensures the above cold temperature.
Dry ice increases the pay load.
No need for expensive machinery. And no
need for technical people to operate machineries.
Free from regular consumption of consumables.
Seepage of ice water into the
body walls could be avoided. Dry ice has
the tendency to convert itself into gas.
Hence in the van it will not leave any liquid.
Since there is no liquid the inner side
Protect the insulated system.
Since dry ice sublimates and
gives out Co2 gas, there is no water or
residue left behind. Hence after downloading
the cargo, the inner side of the van does
not require any further cleaning activities.
Hence the down time is low.
Frozen quality is excellent
Product temp is same for the first row product
as well as last row product
Entire system shuts down when the cleaning
door accidentally opens
of Insulated Van against Refrigerated Van
|Cost of van is greater than 17 lakhs
||Cost will be less than 10 lakhs
|Must operate with AC OR DC
||No need of ac machine.
|Refrigeration van operates its ac
machine using diesel. Ac machine consumes
2.5 \96 3.0 litres of diesel for every
||Diesel is consumed only by the van.
|Cost effective for full load
||Cost effective even for partial load
|Service centers available only at
town & cities.
||Repair centers available even at small
towns & cities.
|More body weight, uncomfortable while
|No rented vans are available, have
to posses own van.Chance of break down
||Rented vans available easilyLess chance
of break down
|Alternative mode of transport is not
possible, only refrigerant van should
||When emergency alternative mode of
transportation can be used.
any information / Co2 requirements, contact
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