Optimize Your Blast Freezing Process with Cryometrix In-House Testing

In the realm of preserving biological specimens, pharmaceutical products, and food items, the efficiency and reliability of your blast freezing setup can significantly impact your operations. Cryometrix, with its state-of-the-art cryogenic technology, offers a unique service: in-house testing tailored to your specific process needs. Before you commit to purchasing a freezer, this service provides you with accurate freezing profiles, liquid nitrogen (LN2) usage, and other essential metrics, ensuring that the equipment you invest in is perfectly suited to your requirements.

Why In-House Testing Matters

In-house testing is a critical step in optimizing your freezing process. It allows you to:

  • Verify Performance: Ensure that the freezer meets your specific temperature and performance needs.
  • Optimize Processes: Tailor the freezing cycle to maximize efficiency and product integrity.
  • Understand Costs: Accurately estimate LN2 usage and operational costs.

Cryometrix B-90: Cutting-Edge Technology

The Cryometrix B-90 freezer is renowned for its innovative cryogenic blast freezing technology, which delivers ultra-low temperatures much faster than traditional mechanical freezers. Here are some of its standout features:

  • Temperature Range: Adjustable from +40°C to -90°C, with temperature uniformity of ±3°C.
  • Fast Freeze Times: Capable of reaching -80°C in less than 10 minutes.
  • Energy Efficiency: Uses up to 90% less energy than mechanical units.
  • Maintenance: Minimal maintenance due to the absence of compressors and other moving parts.
  • Data Logging: Built-in logging with user-friendly access and security controls.
  • Construction: 100% stainless steel for durability and ease of cleaning.

The In-House Testing Process

Cryometrix’s in-house testing service is designed to provide comprehensive data tailored to your needs. The process is broken down into several stages:

1. Experimental Run Design

During this stage, you can customize the test parameters to match your specific requirements. Options include:

  • Freezer Setpoint: Select a temperature between +40°C and -90°C.
  • Number of Thermocouples: Use between 2 to 18 thermocouples to monitor temperatures.
  • Thermocouple Locations: Position thermocouples in strategic locations to gather accurate data.
  • Product Solution: Choose between water or a non-hazardous bulk solution provided by the customer.
  • Product Target Temperature: Set a target temperature within 5 degrees of the freezer setpoint.
  • Product Container Type: Specify container types and quantities to match your typical batch sizes.

2. Running the Test

Once the parameters are set, the test is conducted under controlled conditions. This phase includes:

  • Freezing and Thawing Cycles: Simulating your actual process to capture relevant data.
  • Data Collection: Monitoring temperatures, LN2 usage, and any deviations or abnormalities.

3. Data Analysis and Reporting

After the test, Cryometrix provides a detailed report including:

  • Experimental Summary: An overview of the test setup, including photos or videos if necessary.
  • Test Results: Key metrics such as freeze/thaw cycle duration, LN2 consumption, and any issues encountered.
  • Raw Data: CSV files containing all collected data for further analysis.
  • Recommendations: Suggestions for optimizing your production process based on the test results.

Benefits of Cryometrix In-House Testing

Engaging in Cryometrix’s in-house testing before purchasing a freezer offers several significant advantages:

  • Risk Mitigation: By understanding how the freezer will perform with your specific products and processes, you can avoid costly mistakes.
  • Process Improvement: Detailed data helps you refine your freezing process, improving efficiency and product quality.
  • Cost Savings: Accurate LN2 usage data allows for better budgeting and operational planning, reducing unexpected expenses.

Case Study: Enhanced Throughput with Cryometrix B-90

A notable example of the benefits of in-house testing and the Cryometrix B-90 is a large American blood bank that significantly increased its throughput. By replacing two mechanical blast freezers and a large roof-top compressor with a single Cryometrix B-90, the blood bank:

  • Increased Throughput: Achieved an 800% increase in throughput.
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: Eliminated compressor-related maintenance, thanks to the B-90’s simple, robust design.
  • Improved Energy Efficiency: Reduced energy consumption by up to 90%.

Customizable Freezing Solutions

Cryometrix understands that every customer’s needs are unique. Therefore, their in-house testing service is highly customizable. Whether you need to freeze pharmaceutical products or biological specimens, Cryometrix can tailor the test to ensure the equipment you purchase will meet your specific requirements.

How to Get Started

To take advantage of Cryometrix’s in-house testing service, follow these simple steps:

  1. Contact Cryometrix: Reach out to our team to discuss your specific needs and objectives.
  2. Design Your Test: Work with Cryometrix to customize the test parameters.
  3. Send Your Samples: Ship your product samples and any necessary containers to Cryometrix for testing.
  4. Receive Detailed Reports: After the test, review the comprehensive reports and data provided by Cryometrix.
  5. Make an Informed Decision: Use the insights gained from the testing to choose the best freezing solution for your operation.

Making the Most of Your Investment

Investing in a high-performance blast freezer like the Cryometrix B-90 can significantly enhance your freezing operations. However, ensuring that the equipment meets your specific needs is crucial. Cryometrix’s in-house testing service provides you with the data and insights necessary to make an informed decision, optimizing your process, reducing costs, and improving product quality. Contact us today to learn more about our in-house testing services and how we can help you achieve your operational goals.

For more information, visit Cryometrix.com or contact our support team at (801) 226-4100 or info@cryometrix.com.