BRICHIL: Working to reduce milk wastage

Brichil is the manufacturing arm of Clements Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Electrical – specialising in the design, manufacture, installation, and maintenance of process chillers and custom refrigeration.

The applications for Brichil brine process chillers are diverse, with the dairy industry being just one example. And here at Brichil we have worked to create a portable plant that contributes to the reduction of quality milk wastage for the Australian dairy industry.

As an industry collaboration, the Brichil and Clements Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Electrical teams built this plant using Kirby HVACR remote condensers and Dorin compressors.

These units are designed to be positioned on long-haul milk shipping routes throughout remote Victoria.

If the milk being transported on these routes starts to get close to the “dump temperature” – where it would be typically be discarded and ultimately wasted – the truck driver can pull into the chilling facility and transfer up to 30,000 litres of milk from the truck through a Plate HEX, stored in a large VAT.

After it is chilled, the milk can then be returned to the truck and is safe to use; meaning wastage of Australian dairy milk is significantly decreased.

Keeping efficiency top of mind, the portable plant has been built so that the chilling process can be completed in approximately 30mins.

Clements Air Conditioning Refrigeration & Electrical are very proud of the outcome achieved and would like to thank Kirby HVACR for collaborating with us on this project.

To see a video of the portable plant see the LinkedIn post from Kiby HVACR below.

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