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Ice facility for Eyemouth Harbour

Ziegra engineers have just finished commissioning a new ice plant for Eyemouth Harbour. The plant produces granular flake ice and features a mobile ice conveyor for loading fishing boats. 
  Left: The two UBE 3.000 ice machines are installed on top of a large support frame complete with handrails and a hoop ladder for access. The machines can be switched on and off using the remote on/off switch at ground level. The machines are from our intrinsically hygienic range of granular flake models and each are capable of producing around 3,000kg of ice per day. The machines come as standard with Ziegra triple water filters and also have optional stainless frame and panels and remote saltwater resistant condensers.

Right: The ice falls by gravity, guided by the ice discharge tubes into insulated IB500 ice boxes, which have lids and drains and have been screen printed with EHT for ID purposes. Up to six boxes can be filled at once.

Macro sized granular flake was chosen for it's excellent storage characteristics, both during initial post production storage and in the fish holds of fishing boats. 

Granular flake ice can be stored in the boxes for many weeks with no risk of freezing together and it's large flake size ensures lowest possible melt rates during storage. 


Left: To supply ice to visiting boats, are large mobile conveyor was supplied. This conveyor has a towbar so it can be moved around by FLT and is raised and lowered hydraulically. The conveyor can be raised up to 4m in height, when combined with the double adjustable ice delivery hose, this gives a highly flexible system that can cope with a large range of vessels and tides.

The conveyor features a high delivery rate 

Right: The conveyor is pre-positioned and raised to a working height, then the boat comes alongside ready to take ice.  
  Left: While the boat is being positioned, the required quantity of ice boxes is wheeled from the ice storage area adjacent to the ice machine platform ready for loading. 
Right: The FLT then moves the boxes from the ice plant into position next to the conveyor.   
  Left: While the boxes are being positioned ready for loading, the delivery hose is fitted into the boat, ready for ice to be fed directly to the ice lockers. 
Right: Once the hose is in position on the boat, the conveyor is switched on and the FLT with its tipping attachment tips the first box of ice into the large inlet hopper.   
  Left: The ice is taken up by the conveyor, then drops into the delivery hopper before sliding down the flexible delivery hose into the boat.
Right: A member of the boat crew guides the hose into the ice lockers, ready for their upcoming trip.  
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Published on January 22, 2020 at 11:55 AM