Industrial and Process Cooling Specialists
Pennine Refrigeration are a Made in Yorkshire Silver Member
We’ve been providing refrigeration solutions to the food and drink industry since 1975. We’re based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, but work world-wide in conjunction with our representatives in Europe and the US.
The industry is constantly evolving to meet consumer needs, economic targets and legislative requirements, and our experience means that we’re flexible enough to respond to that.
We design, develop, implement and maintain innovative, cost-effective and robust solutions, working in partnership with our customers.
However you discover Pennine – whether by word-of-mouth recommendations, internet search or from previous experience – we’ll start by getting to the heart of your cooling requirements.
We’ll scope the project with a site visit, making sure we have a thorough understanding of the challenges you’re facing. We’ll build, or carefully source, the best system components, giving you options and flexibility to suit your budget.
“From an engineering perspective I have found the entire team at Pennine a pleasure to work with.
The sales, planning and project co-ordinators were a pleasure to work with, assisting all the way, and the site engineers and commissioning guys again were great. We also now have a full service plan in place with Pennine for the air chiller and the new equipment which again is helping keep everything as it should be, as well as freeing up mine and my engineers’ time.
I genuinely only have good things to say about Pennine; issues have been dealt with to my satisfaction and in a timely manner, so as an engineering manager I am very satisfied with the backup and service they provide.”UK Refrigeration Engineering Manager
Crown Chicken purchased a Pennine Vent-Stream poultry air chiller in 2008 to run alongside its existing mechanised basket chiller. The Vent-Stream chilled and conveyed 5,000 untrussed chickens per hour, and the basket chill handled hot-trussed birds at a throughput of 2,500 birds per hour.
Crown subsequently asked for advice on a replacement for the R22 refrigerant used on the basket chill and which was being phased out to comply with F-Gas regulations.
Our site survey discovered that the basket chill was a bottleneck in the production process. Access restrictions prevented defrost heaters from being replaced; the air plenum was too narrow, restricting air flow; and the actual throughput of chickens being cooled to less than 4°C was only 2,500.
We raised the combined throughput of the air chiller and basket chiller to 10,000 chickens per hour by:
“Previously, we could not chill effectively at the speeds we were running. The expansion and upgrade has allowed us to process at 10,000 birds per hour producing birds at the right temperature and without any increase in energy. The energy is now used for chilling birds as we no longer use electric defrost. The 12 new smaller coils defrost in minutes, saving time and energy. Collectively, the upgrades have saved 50 man hours per day.”
Julian Hines, Engineering Manager