Gordon Brothers have been engineering peace of mind into our refrigeration systems for many years. Our on call technicians have internet and laptop access for remote dial in to our customer sites. Our clients sleep better knowing that any alarm can be remote monitored by our dedicated service team 24/7.

The first way remote monitoring assists is by reducing downtime. A technician can be logged onto site within minutes of a call out being received and either adjust the system or liaise with staff on site to get the system up and running quickly. In these days of 24/7 production with hourly production rates worth thousands of dollars an hour this is vitally important.

Secondly remote monitoring can reduce potentially dangerous or costly refrigerant leaks. By having your refrigerant detection system links to the PLC the refrigerant leak can be notified quickly and important decisions about the response be put in place.

Finally remote monitoring assists in the process improvements within the plant. The system can be viewed at all times of the day and with different production rates so the overall operation of the plant can be analysed. Often this leads to operational improvements which can improve the performance as well as save energy consumption and costs.

All these benefits are actually achieved with a net reduction of overall costs. Many call outs can be resolved remotely with no visit to site required thus reducing the overall service bill. In addition production downtime is minimised and this saving should not be underestimated.

CO2 Plate Freezers

Contact plate freezing is significantly more efficient and cheaper to run than air blast freezing. Virtually all of the large scale plate freezing systems installed to date, operate on ammonia which means they have large inventories of ammonia refrigerant at their facilities,  very much larger than if they used air blast freezers. In the interests of public safety and regulatory compliance, the reduction in size of these ammonia inventories is becoming a priority particularly where these facilities are close to populated areas.

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Condensation Control

Condensation Control is fast becoming a critical issue in food processing facilities. Food processing by its very nature generally requires processing and packaging in cool environments.  Wash downs, moist products, cooking processes and ventilation produce vast quantities of moisture that is carried by the air to cold surfaces where condensation forms.

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Carbon Dioxide Recovery & Liquefying

Carbon dioxide gas is used in many food industries, particularly in those producing beverages. It is primarily used for carbonation of packaged drink products as well as a blanket gas in storage to exclude oxygen, which can cause deterioration of a product’s shelf-life. Breweries are able to produce their own CO2 as part of the fermentation process. The CO2 can be collected, liquefied and stored prior to vaporisation for use in product. In many cases breweries can be self-sufficient in CO2supply. For those industries without a regular source, CO2 can also be collected from boiler flues or generated in diesel plants. Critical for all beverage producers is that the CO2 is of high purity with little oxygen contamination.

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Spray Carcass Chilling

Relevant credentials in Spray Carcass Chilling – Beef

1. Gordon Brothers Industries Pty Ltd ( GBI) was the refrigeration partner for,

the then CSIRO R&D rail chiller project in the 1990’s and then with MLA/JBS/CSIRO in 2008 where we were again the design and construct partner for the R&D spray chilling of rail chillers, and the subsequent MLA public domain report acknowledges such. We then fitted out most of the major new spray chilling projects since in Australia totalling many, and supported others in their upgrades with outcome of weight loss on the hook reduced greatly from their conventional air chilled systems only.

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