BUUS Icemaker running with and without 20 ppm salt.
The ice quality and overall performance is very much depending on the water quality.
If you use water with a low content of minerals the ice quality is very poor and the performance of the iceflaker is low.
If the water has a content of minimum 20 ppm salt the ice quality improves dramatically as you can see on the second movie.
You can improve the water quality by using BUUS saltmixers Salt-01 or Salt-02. If the controls are delivered by BUUS it is prepared for saltmixers.
Click to see a movie of an iceflaker using rain water (2,5 MB)
Click to see a movie of an iceflaker using rain water with 20 ppm salt added (2,2 MB)
In order to make a test you can use ordinary table salt. Use a spoon full in the water tank and wait 10-15 minutes for the result.
- If the iceflaker has been running for a long period with poor water for ice making it may take a few hours before the surface of the drum is clean.
Click to see a movie of a V156 vertical iceflaker using freshwater
Click to see a movie of a V619 vertical iceflaker using 3% saltwater
BUUS FIP block ice maker.
This containerized block ice maker is in Lagos, Nigeria.
Capacity: 9000 kg per 24 hours.
The blocks are 20 by 20 cm ( approx. 8"x8" ) and are cut in the desired length.
Click to see the movie of BUUS FIP block ice maker (2,5 MB)
Maximum performance from a PAF iceflaker.
This movie is from a test where we wanted to see how much you can get out of a PAF iceflaker if you have sufficient capacity available.
It is not recommended to calculate an iceflaker for its peak performance but it gives a picture of the ice quality at peak performance.
It made 18000 kg in 24 hours.
- Water: 3% saltwater. 10°c.
- Inlet temperature: -35°c pumped ammonia.
- Theoretic Q: 81 kw
Click to see the movie of the PAF making 18000 kg (2 MB)