Hydrocooler Pro’s & Con’s

From Whaley Products, Incorporated

Fruit and Vegetable companies have the requirement to hydrocool their products prior to distributing them. This process washes, sanitizes, and beautifies the product prior to shipment for many applications. However, for some applications this process is very critical in the correct food production. Broccoli spears are heated up to a high temperature and subsequently sent through a hydrocooler to blanch them to a white color which is sold as cauliflower. The food is sent through a conveyer belt through the hydrocooler which sprays 35-40degF water on the vegetables. Whaley Chillers can provide the chilled water supply needed to bring the temperature down in this application. Packaged Chillers are typically the units of choice. Moreover, modular chiller systems can be installed if the particular company intends to increase their capacity and will require larger volumes of the chilled water. A heat exchanger is normally utilized so that the customer can run propylene glycol on the chiller side to eliminate risk of freezing the chiller unit while running such low temperatures.


SA Series
Packaged Chillers
(integrated pump tank)
1.5Ton – 20Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
Single / Dual Pumps
SAE Series
Modular Chillers
(pump & tank on
separate skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits
SAR Series
Split Chillers
(Outdoor Condensing Unit)
(pump, tank, evaporator on
indoor skid)
1.5Ton – 200Ton
Single / Dual Circuits