The global blast chillers market is anticipated to witness a substantial growth over the forecast period of 2016 to 2024. Increasing usage of these chillers in various industries is expected to be a key driving factor for market growth.
The market is expected to be driven by factors such as surging demand for maintenance of quality and preserving food fragrance for a longer period time. It helps to reduce the temperature of food in 90 minutes.
This preservation process has fueled the market growth owing to its usage in preparation of instant food, and it ensures to maintain food quality and food safety for a longer period of time
Blast chilling is a method of freezing or cooling a food quickly to a very low temperature that removes the bacterial growth in the food. The ideal temperature for bacteria is fluctuating faster between +8 °C (46 °F) to +68 °C (154 °F).
The blast chiller has wide scope application in end-use industries such as commercial hotels, catering units, restaurants, meat & fish processing industries and bakeries are anticipated to create a positive impact on the global market.
The initiation of advanced eco-friendly technology designs is also anticipated to drive the demand over the forecast period and it is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for key industry participants over the forecast period.
Hydrofluoroolefin refrigerants are being used in eco-friendly blast chillers owing to their low ultra global warming potential and ozone depletion potential (ODP). These devices are installed with VFD devices for power consumption applications. Variable frequency drives (VFD) are used to slow evaporator fans during the freeze cycle for conserving energy.
The latest advanced technologies addition of touch screen controller has also fueled the growth of blast chillers market. The machines with automatic and smart defrost functions is also anticipated to utilize optimum energy consumption
The devices have built-in safety sensors that stop the condenser fan in case of any interruption during the freezing or chilling cycle. The latest advanced technology is also expected to have a positive impact in blast chiller market.
The blast chillers have huge compressor fans and operate either through manual or by remote. Blast chillers have inbuilt with electric defrost facilities which remove condensation, whereas other units are connected directly to the drain.
Sophisticated touch screen controller and larger compressor fans allow these devices to function either as a fridge or a freezer. The implementation of these advanced technologies has helped the devices to operate more effectively and efficiently.
The blast chiller functions with certain HACCP standards, which is to maintain food quality and healthiness. The HACCP (Health Analysis and Critical control points) standards are designed to reduce all possible risks regarding food quality and healthiness during its production stage and it also provides preservation solutions. HACCP systems are widely used in all stages of the food chain such as food production and food preparation process.
The blast chillers are segmented on the basis of the type such as hard and soft chilling and shock freezing. Hard chilling is for hard and solid foods, including casseroles, stews, and slabs of poultry and meat.
Soft chilling is for delicate foods like a cut or leafy vegetables & seafood. Shock freezing devices are used for all types of raw, fully and half cooked foods to preserve for a long period of time. Shock frozen foods are expected to have a long shelf life so that original quality of the food remains unchanged.
The blast chiller market in Asia Pacific is also projected to have exponential demand owing to increasing willingness among end-users and awareness regarding food preservation is expected to be a key driver in this region.
North America is also anticipated to have a rapid growth over the forecast period owing to severe regulation in food preservation and to reduce the consumer risks.
These devices are prescribed for the commercial kitchens or restaurants in the European countries and it is expected to the drive the market in this region. Stringent regulation is anticipated to boost the demand in this region.
The major players in the market include Victory Refrigeration, Retigo, Williams Refrigeration, Traulsen, Irinox, Alto Shaam, Advanced Equipment, Infrico, Master Bilt, Adande, Able, and Friginox.
Research Support Specialist, USA