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A Strategy for improved temperature control in the supply and processing stages of Surimi cold chain in India

A Strategy for improved temperature control in the supply and processing stages of Surimi cold chain in India

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Part of a book/report
Abstract
Supply of raw material (fish) to the land-based Surimi processing plants in India involves harvesting of various fish species by motorized boats, mainly from the Arabian sea. The catch is stored in compartments with ice for the trip duration of average 10 days. The raw material changes hand at the dock. The fish is washed with fresh water, manually unloaded, weighed and re-packed in iced crates. It is then transported in insulated trucks, either as whole fish or after manually headed and gutted (by pre-processors). Once inside the plant, the Surimi processing is essentially automated employing standard machinery. Ammonia based vapor compression systems are mostly used for supplying ice and for chilling of fresh water required during processing. This paper explores improvement strategies for temperature control during the non-standard cold chain and also for meeting the in-plant cooling demand to improve product quality and energy efficiency.
Client
  • Norges forskningsråd / 261709
  • Norges forskningsråd / 281262
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science
  • SINTEF Ocean / Sjømatteknologi
Year
2019
Published in
Actes du ... Congres international du froid
ISSN
1025-9031
Publisher
International Institute of Refrigeration
Book
Proceedings of the 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Montréal, Canada, August 24-30, 2019
Booklet
ICR 2019
ISBN
978-2-36215-035-7