FPA offers cooling tunnel test module
May 1, 2010
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Food Process Automation’s new cooling tunnel test module accurately determines a product’s cooling requirements. The test unit, employed at a customer’s site, has a polybelt carrying surface to simulate the production environment. A chilled deck is mounted below the belt and can be turned on or off depending on the application. When on, it will accelerate the extraction of heat from the bottom and provide data to evaluate the need/benefit for this feature. When the deck is off, the tunnel operates as an advanced convection tunnel. The belt oscillates inside the portable test unit to simulate the motion and time that the product will experience as it travels through a production tunnel. Thermocouples collect temperature data from multiple locations and generate key information. This complete cooling analysis is then expressed both numerically and graphically. Phone (800) 968-9801; Web www.fpa-usa.com