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Ice Making Machine

09/08/2014 4:11 AM

I want to design and fabricate an ice making machine that can produce about 30 litres of 'dead cold' ice in not more than 3 hours. pls can someone guide me on how to go about this.

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09/08/2014 4:37 AM

Assuming you are a refrigeration engineer, you might find a software program that can assist you in this design...

http://www.scotsman-ice.com/press-releases/revit-design-files/

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09/08/2014 5:04 AM

Does it matter what form the ice is--cubes, cylindrical plugs, flakes, snow, etc.?

A likely issue will be how to harvest "dead cold" ice from whatever surface froze it. Many design variations revolve about this issue.

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09/08/2014 5:21 AM

Tornado, I will prefare a cubic or cylinderical ice of about 1 litre each to be harvested manually thru d cabinet door just like in deep freezer or refrigerator.

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09/08/2014 6:29 AM

Is it worth it when one can simply purchase such a device (rhetorical question - NNTR)?

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09/08/2014 7:29 AM

Sure, I'd be happy to assist you.

first off, you now know a many tons of cooling capacity that is required.

Now, where would you go from here?

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09/08/2014 10:30 PM

It will be very difficult to freeze 1,000cm3 in a cylinder in 3 hours. That's why ice making machines freeze small cubes.

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09/08/2014 11:30 PM

thanks colin. so what volume do u recommend? also what is d best material for d inside cabinet considering efficincy and cost? I'm considering aluminim sheet what do u say to dat?

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09/09/2014 12:25 AM

You can buy freestanding ice making machines very cheap from the second hand vending machine companies. They are automatic and make a hopper of ice in a few hours - about 10kgm

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09/09/2014 12:29 AM

Smaller the size of cube, larger the surface area for thermal transfer.

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09/09/2014 10:32 AM

I don't think aluminum will be worth a darn. Most have gone to plastic. There are block ice machines that will make about a I liter block, but I don't think a freeze time of 3 hours will work. -- JHF

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09/09/2014 11:05 AM

So you are living somewhere that is devoid of freight delivery services. Last time I wanted to make such a thing I went to my local restaurant supply store. Had one delivered, installed and running in under a week for far less than I could have built it myself.

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09/09/2014 12:39 PM

My mothers family had ice plants that my grandfather ran. One of their products was 500lb blocks. These were sawed to smaller sizes. The plants used ammonia cooling.

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C & R Refrigeration
Ice making and refrigeration components
P.O. BOX 93 • Center, Texas 75935
Phone: (936) 598-2761 • Fax: (936) 598-7858

www.crrefrig.com

There are several global manufactures of type equipment.

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