Convenience Foods Chilling

Convenience foods or ready meals are market-led products requiring expedient production and distribution. They need to maintain their freshness during all stages of production through to transit to enhance their market-value.

Cryogenic Chilling explained…
Cryogenic Chilling (CC) uses CO2 – liquid, gas and dry ice – to chill ready meals to safe levels, whether in batches or continuously throughout the manufacture/ production process. Using CO2 can save space, quality and bio-count in ready meals – some containing meat products – within your business.

Advantages of CO2 in CC:

  • More cost-effective than other methods
  • Space-saving within your premises
  • Improved efficiency through quicker process
  • Improved quality of the processed foods i.e. composition, taste and freshness
  • Minimal chance of bacterial growth
  • Space saving within your premises
  • Low maintenance costs

Our Comprehensive Service Guide:

  • Sales centre of pressure vessels – outright purchase or rental
  • Vessel capacities from 120 Lt. up to 250 Tones
  • New and reconditioned pressure vessels
  • Re-insulation of  vessels and pipe work
  • Refurbishment of your own existing vessel
  • Engineering and servicing undertaken
  • Mixed Gas filling
  • Refrigeration design & super cooling systems
  • Contractual advice and negotiations
  • Contract crane hire
  • Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (from HSE)
  • CO2 extraction
  • Method statements, risk assessments and insurance approved written schemes

Quality Assured
CO2 is one of the purest methods of production available for the food and drinks markets of today. IGC, as an independent company, offers very affordable pricing for your business. With over 25 years of experience we have solutions for your business at every stage of your production, manufacture and retail processes. The high quality storage and supply services from IGC means that your business can operate in the most profitable and efficient way possible.

Regulatory Compliance Guaranteed
Vessel manufactures construct pressure vessels under various codes, IGC Engineering are flexible and can accommodate the design to suit the clients requirement, the most popular is Pressure Equipment Directive (Directive 97/23/EC) (PED).  IGC also deal with ASME – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in the United States and work under BCGA recommendations in the United Kingdom. Each association works with suppliers of pressure vessels through a dialog with government agencies.

In addition we as company comply with the Health and Safety Executive to promote the Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR), this ensures both customer and operatives are working with in UK laws, and more importantly are confident in knowing safety and security is at the forefront of the design and manufacture.