Why Hydrocooling Won’t Work As a Standalone Produce Cooling Method

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Proper cooling of produce is critical to maintain the quality and nutrition of food. The single most important factor that prevents food degradation is maintaining a proper food temperature. Through refrigeration by units produced by Semco, major spoilage processes are prevented. The first is that the processes of ripening and premature softening are slowed at lower temperatures. Refrigeration also prevents wilting and moisture loss. Lastly, refrigeration prevents significant food quality and safety issue by preventing bacteria, fungi and yeast from growing. Among many cooling methods, hydrocooling is an effective pre-cooling method that aids in food quality. The Hydrocooling Process Hydrocooling…

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Warning Signs of Fish Spoilage

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A top priority for commercial fishermen is preserving their catch. Since they may not be returning to port immediately but moving on to other fishing spots, refrigeration and a well-insulated hold are vital in the effort to keep fish fresh. Semco understands the importance of preventing fish spoilage, and we manufacture and install industrial cooling systems designed to customer specifications. In the commercial fishing business, proper cooling of the seafood product can mean the difference between expected profit and economic disaster. The warning signs of spoilage can typically be detected through the senses of sight and smell, but there are…

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Top 5 Signs You Need a New Industrial Freezer

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Business owners typically don’t spend a lot of time each day thinking about their industrial freezers. However, if something were to go wrong in an industrial food or product setting, there could be the potential loss of thousands of dollars of inventory as well as downtimes while repairs are made. It makes sense then for wary owners to be on the lookout for signs that freezer equipment is about to fail. At Semco, we’ve gathered this helpful list of warning signs to help business owners understand when it may be time to invest in a new industrial freezer. Decreased Efficiency…

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4 Problems Caused by Improperly Cooled Concrete

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In industries where concrete is used, it is important for workers to understand the extreme importance of properly cooling concrete. If proper cooling methods are not used, a number of problems can occur, including a weaker finished product that is irregular and more susceptible to cracks and other damage. In addition, temperatures that are too high can interfere with the chemical process involved when cement becomes concrete. In this article let’s explore 4 serious problems that can be caused by improperly cooled concrete. Improperly Cooled Concrete Is Often Weaker Concrete that has been created under overly high heat conditions is…

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Big Fish Texas Star Uses Semco Cooling Equipment

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Semco is committed to providing top quality industrial cooling and freezing systems. These systems are perfect for a wide range of different industrial and commercial applications. However, by far one of the common uses for our cooling equipment is the preservation of fresh seafood caught offshore by commercial fishermen. That is why Semco is so excited to announce that one of our customers, Buddy Guindon and his family, will be starring in a new reality TV show called “Big Fish Texas” that will begin airing on the National Geographic Channel on February 3rd. About “Big Fish Texas” The first season…

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Tips for Best Handling Block Ice Aboard Fishing Ships

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No matter how large the catch may be, if a fishing ship doesn’t have an effective cooling system that catch will spoil before making it back to the harbor. The most cooling methods involves using various forms of ice. There are many different types of ice that may be used, but in today’s article let’s take a look at block ice and its proper handling. Block ice is preferred by many fishermen because of it lasts longer than pre-crushed or flake ice and because it is easier to store in that larger quantities can be stowed in smaller spaces than…

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How to Select the Right Type of Ice for Your Commercial Needs

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Whether you are seeking to preserve meat products, fresh produce, or any other commercial products that needs to be cooled, choosing the right kind of ice for your application is essential. Block, flake, and slush ices each offer their own unique advantages and disadvantages, including variances in availability, melting speeds and space efficiency. When combining the proper ice type with the capability of Semco custom-designed cooling systems, you’ll be assured of product integrity throughout the storage process. Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of ice and when they might be useful for a given application….

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Produce Best-Suited for Forced-Air Cooling

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Providing fresh, tasty, and good-looking produce to consumers is an intensive process that doesn’t end at the moment of harvest. It’s important to take care of produce after it has been gathered but before it is shipped or purchased, ensuring the highest quality product and best competitive edge in today’s market. Proper cooling is essential for any produce operation, but the type of cooling that you pick will depend on what type of food you are trying to preserve. There are many different types of cooling, and many different choices when it comes to keeping your fruits and vegetables fresh….

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Facts and Statistics About Industrial Concrete

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Concrete has been used industrially since Roman times. Although the technology was largely forgotten until the mid-18th century, concrete is now the most used man-made material in the world. This article will examine some facts and statistics regarding industrial concrete. Where Does All of the Material for Industrial Concrete Come From? The process of making industrial concrete starts with the quarrying of raw materials. Limestone, clay and on occasion shale are heated in a rotary kiln at a high temperature. This chemical reaction produces what is called a clinker, which is cooled, inspected and ground with another material, often gypsum….

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Why Cooling Systems Pay for Themselves Aboard Fishing Ships

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Commercial fishermen know that it is crucial to preserve their catch in order to provide a good product for consumers and realize a profit. Once the fish are brought on board, Semco helps them meet storage and cooling challenges with a range of refrigeration options, including cooling equipment and the ice form that is most appropriate for the size and type of fish caught. Cooling systems can be designed to suit the customer’s needs as well as the space available, often resulting in greater efficiency and reduced operating costs. In fact in the long run cooling systems pay for themselves…

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