Food such as honey, sauces and mixes, chocolates and confectionery, jams and spreads, and any other liquid foodstuffs of syrup consistency can thicken slightly when the temperature goes down and therefore require different management.
This is especially the case in smaller businesses such as market gardens and organic farms which do not operate on huge, state-of-the-art temperature controlled warehouses.
But they can make do just as well with electric heater fan technology. Fan specialist Fanquip has been able to provide various solutions to the food industry with its electric heater fans.
A recent installation occurred at a honey production facility which found that its product was hardening slightly as the colder months came along.
Fanquip heater fans were put in as replacement units for a worn out general heating system and proved so successful that the client chose to keep them in operation permanently
The honey manufacturer has to filter the honey all year so it had to generate an artificially warm environment for the autumn and winter months.
Fanquip heater fans can go to any temperature, in this case, an optimum temperature bracket between 50°-60°C all year round to process the company's honey.
This temperature range is necessary constantly, all year round, to provide the warm environment allowing honey to maintain a thinner consistency to help it flow easily, especially during cold weather.
For similar reasons, the confectionery industry is another beneficiary of heat generated by electric fans.
These are just some of the wide applications of which this line of products is capable. Fanquip’s 2007 range of electric heater fans provides an optimum running temperature served by gas powered units.
The economical units are supplied in either mobile or wall-mounted versions to generate instant and continuous heat in food production factories and retail food premises, albeit with lesser running costs than a gas powered equivalent.
By obviating any dependency on combustible fuels, these electric powered units will not create a potential safety crisis by leaking poisonous and flammable fuel near food production as has been known to accidentally occur with gas fired systems.
In growing numbers, end user industries such as those in large volume food services, commercial and retail eateries, as well as mass catering by events management companies are also adopting the equipment.
Fanquip electric heater fans do not chew up oxygen to output their heat, thereby vastly reducing the likelihood of employee fatigue and giddiness.
The heater fans range in element power from the 3.0kW unit generating 10,800kJ of heat through to a 36.0kW unit with 129,600 heat energy output.
Wall mounted versions are strategically placed around a fixed workplace to provide optimum heat levels on minimum power requirements.
Mobile heater fans are easily wheeled into position for any operation requiring its heat source to be moved according to floor plan adjustments with varying jobs.