DEVELOPMENT OF ICE CREAM PLANT, CONTINUOUS FLOW, PORTABLE
ARMY NATICK LABS MA GENERAL EQUIPMENT AND PACKAGING LAB
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Development of a continuous flow, portable, ice cream plant was undertaken to meet requirements for a unit with a minimum output of 50 gallons of ice cream per hour that could be transportable by a 2-12-ton vehicle. The main components of the plant were to be a continuous flow freezer, refrigeration system, mix tank, pump, and mounting base. These individual components were available commercially, but a complete, portable plant had never been built with its own refrigeration system. After initial design of the units, two plants were built by commercial sources and tested by the manufacturers. Further evaluation was conducted at the U. S. Army Natick Laboratories. Results of tests indicated satisfactory operation of the experimental prototypes, and that the design concepts and available hardware were acceptable.
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