IceDryTM MX2700 dehumidifiers

“Meat Wholesaler cuts ice and cost with IceDryTM MX2700 dehumidifiers”

Pictured above: Frost free Chester Meats Cold Store in Durban, KZN

Chester Wholesale Meat in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, installed the Munters Desiccant dehumidifiers and which has significantly reduced their energy consumption and prevents ice build up. Willie van Rensburg at SMAC Enterprises explains how the Munters IceDryTM MX2700 Dehumidifiers helped in accomplishing a frost free cold store.


“Chester Wholesale Meat, based in Congella, Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, was founded some 25 years ago, and has grown to provide packaged and processed meat and poultry products to markets across the nation.

Chester is a significant importer of meats with wholesale outlets and a retail chain of 15 butcheries. It has also recently expanded into commercial cold-storage. While Durban’s moist and warm climate is an attraction for tourists, it provided a challenge for Chester Wholesale Meat, raising production costs as well as affecting the working environment of the plant. The problem was caused by moist tropical air moving inwards from the truck loading area and condensing in the holding dispatch section, which is kept at 10˚C. In addition to blinding mist, large amounts of condensation on the meat product, walls and floor caused a slippery build-up of water and provided a potential hazard for the workforce. This became so problematic that the area earned the nickname ‘the fish tank’.”

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Cell: +27 (0) 83 626 2149