We know how vitally important a reliable refrigeration system is to the operation of a dairy farm. Alpine Refrigeration specializes in designing and installing the best cooling system for your operation.

Milk needs to be stored at just under 3 degrees Celsius to preserve its quality. For that, it first needs to be cooled from a natural temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. This process of cooling involves removing 56 BTUs of energy from each pound of milk. At the most fundamental level, a refrigeration unit cools product by cycling through a refrigerant fluid that removes the heat from the milk and transfers it to the outside air.

Other technology to help with the heating and cooling process includes refrigeration heat recovery (RHR) and scroll or reciprocation compressors. RHR units improve efficiency in the refrigeration process by collecting heat that would otherwise be shed to the outside and using it for water heating. This allows the preheating of water before it enters a water heater by using the natural heat already in the milk and lowering heating costs. A scroll compressor is a device used to compress air or refrigerant for the cooling process. It is similar to a reciprocation compressor, except it has less moving parts, which makes it more efficient.

Our technicians are highly trained in equipment installation and maintenance, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It doesn’t matter if milking time is 3pm or 1am—Alpine Refrigeration will answer the service call. We also maintain excellent relationships with dairy equipment providers, and in turn provide you with the best equipment at the best price.

For any of your dairy refrigeration needs, call Alpine Refrigeration today.