Fish and Seafood Freezing

Maintaining freshness, texture and integrity throughout manufacture/production is crucial with fish and seafood, especially during the freezing process.

Cryogenic Freezing explained…
Using CO2 in its liquid or dry ice form within the Cryogenic Freezing (CF) process reduces large crystal count within products – normally formed during mechanical cooling – by freezing quickly and efficiently.

The result is that the product tastes better and retains a better texture due to better preserving cell walls within the products. Using CO2 within this process can save space, quality and bio-count within fish and seafood within your business and ensuring that the products do not develop odours.

Advantages of CO2 in CF:

  • More cost-effective than other methods
  • Preservation of cell walls of products
  • Better quality products – i.e. texture, freshness, smell
  • Lower risk of bacterial growth
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Space-saving

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.