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USAGE OF DRY ICE IN ICE CREAM TRANSPORTATION

On Using Dry ice

Advantages

  • Dry ice is advantageous for party orders where the ice cream transportation required is one way and no stock will be carried back.
  • Since party orders are packed in smaller sizes (to suit a batch of 50 –100), dry ice kept in smaller boxes help to maintain the ice cream temperature to around (-) 15 °C in all the boxes.
  • During summer, power shortages / low voltages affect the performance of cold storages. Keeping dry ice in the cold storages help to maintain the temperature and the stock.
  • Similarly, freezing of chill pads is also possible in the cold storages. For moving ice cream in shipper boxes, instead of chill pads, dry ice could be used.
  • Usage of dry ice could be generalised to all areas where the power situation is grim.
  • In shipper boxes, dry ice is supplemented for chill pads when ice cream is transported to longer distances.
  • In shipper boxes, dry ice will not occupy space as it is kept at the bottom as well as on the top (whereas chill pads kept on both the sides of the boxes occupy space). Chill pads reduces the net weight ice cream carried as it weigh more as well as occupy space.
  • Usage of dry ice will reduce the expenses to Rs. 200 per day instead of a huge capital cost of Rs.1 lakh towards owning a FoW. Balance (left over) dry ice could be saved & re-used
USE DRY ICE AS SUPPLEMENT IN SHIPPER BOXES TRAVELLING LONGER DISTANCE
DRY ICE FOR DELIVERING PART ORDERS / EMERGENCY ORDERS,
DRY ICE FOR ALL PARTY ORDERS
DRY ICE FOR ALL UPCOUNTRY MARKETS
DRY ICE DURING POWER CUTS / SHORTAGES PERIOD & FOR POWER STARVED AREAS
DRY ICE TO SAFEGUARD COLD ROOM & STOCK DURING POWER CUTS
DRY ICE TO IMPROVE NET WEIGHT OF ICE CREAM CARRIED
DRY ICE REQUIRES NO CAPITAL / EQUIPMENT AND HENCE AFFORDABLE
LEFT OVER DRY ICE COULD BE RE-USED (VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY)

Requirement of Dry ice for the shipper box varies according to the following factors:

  • Distance to be covered
  • Time taken to cover the distance
  • Climatic condition (winter / summer ; day / night)
  • Material of construction of shipper box – ie GI sheets / SINTEX etc.

The following information is available on request from SVCGPL :

1. REQUIREMENT OF DRY ICE IN SHIPPER BOXES – GI Sheets For 50 Litre Capacity
2. REQUIREMENT OF DRY ICE IN SINTEX INSULATED BOXES FOR 150 LITRES
3. REQUIREMENT OF DRY ICE IN SINTEX INSULATED BOXES FOR 200 LITRES
4. SCIENTIFIC PACKING METHOD OF ICE CREAM WITH DRY ICE

Freezer-On-Wheels (FoW)

Disadvantages

  • Heavy initial investment ie atleast Rs.1 lakh to start with.
  • Freezer weighs heavy (ie 600 – 700 kg) and hence the vehicle is necessarily carrying this extra weight other than the ice cream weight (420 kg).
  • Chill pads are heavy and reduces the net weight of ice cream transported in shipper boxes. Electricity bills will mount up.
  • FoW mounted on one side of vehicle has negative effect on spring plate. Hence extra leaf has been attached on the wheel which bears the freezer weight. Riding on the rural roads results in suspension problem, fast wear and tear of tyre and frequent replacement of leafs.
  • Unnecessary when the operation area is small and difficult to negotiate narrow lanes.
  • Need to charge full even while taking part loads.