IQF Freezer Cost Analysis

Many components affect the prices of an IQF freezer. Advanced Equipment offers a free spiral freezer or tunnel freezer cost analysis. A freezer cost analysis should also evaluate associated operating and fixed costs besides the price of an IQF freezer. A wise food processor considers the economics of freezing, the impact on processing operations, and his customers' expectations and concerns to ensure they are getting the right IQF freezer.

Turn-up capacity is also an encompassing consideration. Since food freezing processing needs can change rapidly, a significant consideration should be the ability of a freezer system to grow with your business. The more extensive the range of products an IQF freezer system can produce, the more flexibility and growth capacity you acquire. Like a pool player, it pays to plan four or five steps when assessing the scalability of an IQF freezer</strong.

IQF Freezing Cost Analysis Components

The physical freezer plant and IQF freezer are only part of your freezing costs. Freezing cost is the total cost to freeze a product. Here are some factors to consider when costing out an IQF freezer:

  • Cost of Refrigeration:
    The cost of refrigeration or BTU's required to freeze the product is expressed in cost per pound of product. An existing system is best calculated by looking at monthly refrigeration cost divided by pounds at production. This value is based on the cost of electrical power for mechanical systems. This is the cost of liquid nitrogen (expressed in cubic feet or pounds) or liquid carbon dioxide (expressed in pounds) used in the IQF freezer for cryogenic systems.
  • Monthly Lease costs
    The cost of an IQF freezer system lease (either mechanical or cryogenic) and cryogenic storage tanks should be considered.
  • Operating and Maintenance Cost
    The total cost of operating the IQF freezer system in freezer parts, downtime (such as defrost cycles for mechanical freezers), and maintenance man-hours.
  • Freezer Production Costs
    Some systems require an employee to either operate or monitor a spiral or tunnel freezer.
  • Factors to Consider
    Processors freeze their food products for multiple reasons.
  • Increasing shelf life
  • stabilizing the product
  • lengthening lines of distribution
  • satisfying customer convenience, etc

Free IQF Freezer Cost Analysis

Advanced offers the most advanced and informative freezing analysis you can find, and It is simple to use but very effective in helping you decide which freezing methods are the best for your product. We have the resources to help you calculate your heat load (the amount of energy or cryogen required), establish dwell time (the amount of time it takes to freeze the product), and size a freezer system accordingly. Here are the salient points covered in our analysis:

  • Tell you how much it will cost to acquire Equipment, install it, and your freezing cost.
  • How to maximize yield and production performance.
  • Our Freezer Cost Analysis compares the various costs of producing products using Mechanical Freezing versus Cryogenics.
  • Cost of Product Per Pound
  • Monthly Production and Operational Cost
  • Comparative Cost Using Both Types of Freezers
  • Labor Cost
  • Gas Cost
  • Dehydration Cost
  • Electricity Cost
  • Capital Investment Cost
  • Monthly Finance Payments
  • Payback on Investment Cumulative Savings

2 Other IQF Freezer Factors

If you are writing big checks for gas monthly, we can help you determine at what point you should consider switching to a mechanical IQF freezer. If you are looking to freeze a new product and do so with the least upfront capital investment, we can help you review the best way to start.

Any spiral freezer system requiring an enclosure with air handling will benefit from our high-side experience. Whether you are freezing, cooling, or heating a product, we provide the complete package.

If you have a local refrigeration contractor, we can work closely with them to ensure you get a complete IQF freezer system piped and wired to your expectations.

If you need a new central refrigeration system and do not have local refrigeration contractor experience, we can find a qualified contractor for you AND work closely with them to ensure you get your complete freezer system installed properly.

We also have standalone packages, usually Freon-based, that can be installed together with a spiral freezer on a packaged basis.

Call us for a free cost analysis or to schedule a free consultation for an IQF freezer.