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Air Products, the leading cryogenic gas, equipment and services supplier, introduces the Freshline R Liquid Nitrogen Injection System (LIN-IS).

Air Products, the leading cryogenic gas, equipment and services supplier, introduces the Freshline R Liquid Nitrogen Injection System (LIN-IS). By providing consistent and repeatable rapid cooling of meat products during mixing and processing, the LIN-IS offers significant advantages over existing cooling alternatives, improving product quality and reducing bacterial growth.

The LIN-IS injects liquid nitrogen directly into the mixing or forming process, ensuring rapid cooling. Unlike previous cooling techniques--including the addition of frozen meat and the use of surface coolants--LIN-IS gives the user precise temperature control. Using a unique software controlled solution to automatically adapt the cooling duty to changing process parameters, the LIN-IS determines the optimum quantity of liquid nitrogen that should be injected from below, directly into the food product. This achieves immediate heat transfer, reducing gas consumption and minimising nitrogen wastage.

The Freshline LIN-IS can be fitted to many existing food mixers and formers. By significantly reducing fat breakdown and bacterial growth, improving the regularity of meat cuts and enhancing appearance by avoiding the formation of metamyoglobin (which results from excessive exposure to oxygen in the air), manufacturers can achieve the ideal size and texture needed for further processing.

Anne Callens, Air Products' European business development manager, Food and Cryogenics says, "The Freshline LIN Injection System offers food processors a quality solution to many processing problems, while simultaneously meeting the highest safety and hygiene standards. Systems are simple to operate, clean and maintain and are designed to our customers' individual specifications where the speed, flexibility and control of liquid nitrogen can provide significant benefits."

Liquid nitrogen has an enormous amount of freezing power. Compared

to traditional mechanical equipment, liquid nitrogen solutions offer significant advantages to food processors--reducing moisture loss, avoiding water crystal formation and individually quick freezing products to minimise the possibility of clumping. Providing rapid, consistent temperature control, liquid nitrogen solutions deliver visually appealing, high quality products with zero risk of contamination.

Contact Air Products plc on tel 01932 249200 or visit www.airproducts.com/foods
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