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Cryo-mechanical freezing

Using liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide, cryo-mechanical freezing can boost the capacity of a mechanical freezer and obtain enhanced yields while retaining essential moisture and minimizing damage to wet or sticky foods. Our specialists have developed a range of applications to enhance mechanical freezing processes by integrating systems such as cryogenic freezing tunnels or immersion freezers that quickly crust and encapsulate the outer surface and lock in moisture.

Our cryogenic freezing systems can interface with your mechanical system. A cryogenic tunnel freezer or immersion freezer can be used to crust approximately 10 percent of a product and lock in moisture. It can then be finished in a mechanical freezer. The result: reduced product loss from moisture and sticking; improved throughput of your mechanical freezer with minimal capital expense; improved product quality (especially for delicate and sticky food); and, reduced maintenance, sanitation and operational costs.

Air Liquide offers food-grade liquid nitrogen and liquid carbon dioxide for use as a freezing agent.

Equipment

Air Liquide has developed industry-leading proprietary cryogenic freezing technologies, including immersion and tunnel freezing systems.

Services

Our experts assist with the selection of optimal combination cryogenic and mechanical systems. We also provide on-site services such as installation and start-up support and maintenance.  

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Why choose us?

  • 01

    Certified gases

    In the United States, Air Liquide meets the highest benchmarks for food safety and quality. 

  • 02

    Sanitary design

    Accepted by the USDA Dairy and Poultry Program (2010 standard), Air Liquide’s industry-leading cryogenic freezing systems, ALIGAL FZ and Cryo Immersion Unit-ACC, are innovative and easy to clean. 

  • 03

    Industry expertise

    Air Liquide continually improves and invents new applications and equipment for the food industry to tackle emerging challenges in food safety and quality.