Process

Engineered Process Dehumidification System

Posted on June 20, 2013

This customer contacted us with a problem. Their process involving beef jerky and beef sticks had a flaw that was found due to excess humidity in their product. We engineered a dehumidification system to remove humidity from the product and resolve their quality issues. We used a 20 horsepower commercial refrigeration system and outfitted it with hot gas capacity controls to keep the system online throughout the process. A dehumidification coil was installed to remove humidity from the airstream in a specialized chamber called a fermentation room. The system now keeps humidity within 3% of setpoint. This resolved all quality issues so that the customer has a product that not only tastes great but has a texture second-to-none!

Tagged Process, Refrigeration, Dehumidification, Quality Control