Dimensions
Length: 1210mm
Width: 590mm
Height: 700mm
Weight: 290kg

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Trial details:

Ice machines

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Trial 1 Monitoring of fish temperatures in bins containing both liquid-ice and flake ice.

Fish handling
The haul of fish was emptied into the reception hopper. The crew started handling the fish after the next haul had begun. Two crew members were located on the upper deck, while two crew members were permanently in the fishroom The fish were transported from the reception hopper by a conveyor system. The fish were then gutted, either by hand or machine. After a thorough washing the fish were then dropped into the fishroom using another conveyor. The fish were graded into baskets in the fishroom before being electronically weighed using Scanvaegt scales. After weighing, the fish were placed in a bin. After 2 or 3 baskets of fish the bins were iced thoroughly. This continued until the bin was completely full. The same procedure was used for the fish stored with liquid ice and the fish stored with flake ice.

Temperature checks were taken from fish stored in both liquid-ice and flake ice at regular intervals. Both bins sampled were from the same fishing operation. A thermocouple was placed into the fillet of a fish and the fish was placed in the middle of a bin. The same procedure was used for each bin. The ambient temperature of the fishroom was -0.7C
Species: Small Haddock
Bin weights: Liquid-ice = 420kg, Flake ice = 420kg.

Below: Haddock being iced using liquid-ice

Below: Haddock stored in liquid-ice showing a temperature of -0.8degC

Temperature

Time

Liquid-Ice

Flake Ice

On boxing

8.2

8.2

+15 mins

2.4

5.9

+30 mins

-1.3

3.6

+45 mins

-1.1

3.0

+1 hrs

-1.1

2.7

+1 hrs

-1.0

2.4

+1 hrs

-1.0

2.4

+1 hrs

-0.9

2.3

+2 hrs

-0.8

2.2

+2 hrs

-1.0

2.2

+ 3 hrs

-1.0

2.1

+3 hrs

-1.0

2.0

+4 hrs

-1.0

1.9

+4 hrs

-1.0

1.8

+5 hrs

-1.1

1.7

+5 hrs

-0.9

1.6

+6 hrs

-1.0

1.5

 

Graph showing comparative rate of cooling between bins of haddock stored in liquid-ice and flake ice.



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