ibcflexHC external transportable cooling and heating system for tank containers
Our system series ibcflexSM, ibcflex & ibcflexHC are cooling and heating systems specially designed for electric heating and cooling of several tank containers. Thereby ibcflexSM and ibcflex are heating systems only and ibcflexHC is a cooling and optional heating system. This series of systems was designed as external stand-alone systems for multiple tank containers. When used in logistics depots, up to four tank containers can be connected simultaneously with the same supply temperature. Modular in design, the result of each system is an individual and also maintenance-friendly design with many expansion options.
The systems of the ibcflex-series temper the tank contents indirectly via the outer wall of the container. For this purpose, the cooling and heating system is connected via a dry coupling to the half-pipes normally used for steam heating. This creates a closed circuit through which the circulating pump conveys a cooling/heating medium. The cooling/heating medium is a food-hygienically safe glycol-water mixture.
ibcflexSM & ibcflex are pure heating systems and therefore only have the heating mode. In heating mode, the electric heater integrated in the system heats the heating medium. The heating of the heat transfer fluid is carried out according to the principle of a continuous flow heater, whereby this is strictly separated in terms of material from the customer product.
ibcflexHC has a cooling system consisting of a refrigeration compressor and a plate heat exchanger as standard. In cooling mode, the heat exchanger extracts heat energy from the glycol-water mixture, which is strictly separated from the customer product. The heating mode works exactly as previously described for ibcflexSM & ibcflex.
The power supply for the system is provided by one/two industry standard 380-440V CEE plugs.
Cooling and heating is fully automatic. The flow temperature at which the cooling/heating medium flows into the container’s pipe circuit can be set with high precision. This means that even very temperature-sensitive products are protected from quality losses due to contact temperatures that are too high or too low. Depending on the number of tank containers connected, only the volume of the cooling/heating medium actually used is ever heated. Even with a full storage tank, the design remains transportable at all times.
ibcflexHC is the cooling system of the series. Just like ibcflex, ibcflexHC has all the standard functions, except that instead of heating, cooling is the standard function. Unlike the other systems, ibcflexHC can optionally also heat. Just like ibcflex, ibcflexHC has the basic equipment and can be upgraded with some options.