The perfect ripening climate: humidity regulation in cheese dairies
High-performance dehumidifiers provide an ideally balanced, constant ambient humidity level – essential for the ripening of cheese.
In the food industry, requirements concerning the ambient climate are high. If temperature and humidity values are not exactly matched to the product, this has a negative impact on its quality. The consequence may be an increased amount of rejects. In special cases, this can even lead to production stops. The right climate is essential, particularly in highly sensitive areas of food production. One of these areas is cheese ripening. With its industrial condenser dryers of the DH series the Trotec Group provides the highest safety level for cheese ripening.
The ripening of young cheese may be the most important step in cheese production. For soft cheese, the ripening process takes several days or weeks. For sliced and hard cheese, this process even takes several months or years. The climate plays a significant role in the development of cheese and the assurance of product quality. Usually, the temperature ranges from 7 to 15 degrees Celsius and the humidity level from 75 to 95 per cent. The optimal climate values are determined by the producers. In order to maintain the exact values and keep them on a constant level throughout the ripening process, storing the cheese in a humid basement room is far from sufficient.
Optimum ripening on a permanent basis
To make sure that the cheese reaches the desired degree of maturity and neither develops mould nor dries out, the use of dehumidifiers is indispensable in cheese dairies. After all, depending on the product strength, valuable stocks are stored in these rooms. These stocks have to be protected and allowed to mature until they reach the optimal quality. The stationary industrial dryers of the DH series from Trotec are reliable and make a good job of it. They are individually adjustable, do not require any additional fresh air supply and can be adapted optimally to every climate requirement – while keeping operational costs low! An ideal solution for a precise humidity regulation.
Control made easy
In order to always keep an overview of the current climate values in your cheese dairy, we recommend the use of an additional DL-200 data logger from Trotec. The climate data loggers enable tamper-proof long-term measurements of different measuring values. The model DL200H, for example, is an ideal climate monitoring solution allowing you to simultaneously detect and record the temperature, dew point and humidity.
Make use of our best practice industrial services
Since every industrial undertaking has characteristic process flows, installations and facilities, every air treatment solution demands case-specific device configurations. All in all, the combined effects of air currents, humidity conditions and temperature fluctuations are often hard to calculate on a purely theoretical basis, e.g. in airlock areas or on conveying paths. The consequence: Unnecessary additional costs due to an overestimated demand or – even worse – solutions not working sufficiently in real life.
You can count on our experts
In order to precisely calculate the demand in the industry and to develop tailor-made concepts for climate conditioning experienced climate specialists are needed. Rely on our team of experts as well as the industrial services: We analyse the individual requirement situation with you present on site, determine the specific demand for devices and develop a tailor-made project solution right up to the exact positioning of the devices.
Before the planned stationary units are installed, our service team first works with mobile versions of the drying units as part of a trial run. These can be put up without any difficulty or the need for structural changes.
During this validation phase we document all relevant climate parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, dew point or flow rate for a final optimization of the requirement calculation.
Trotec is the only provider of this advantage:
Thanks to the unique option of non-binding trial operation you will invest solely in solutions which have verifiably proven their worth in everyday operation meeting your individual on-site requirements. The stationary units will not be ordered until you are fully satisfied with our concept. The only costs incurred consist of an inexpensive hiring flat rate for the time of test operation.
Just give us a call at +49 2452 962-777 – our industry consultants will be pleased to help you personally and provide information regarding our best practice industrial services. Or send a request indicating your personal requirements directly to our industry experts. We will answer promptly!
Upon request, we will readily produce tailor-made desiccant dehumidifiers as special models “made in Germany” perfectly geared to your needs, e.g.:
- TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with hygienic design
- TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers for PWIS-free dry air
- TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with extremely low dew point
Makes use of the possibility of having special models with tailored components for your individual needs planned, designed and manufactured in close consultation with our specialists.
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Humidity regulation in cheese dairies