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For demanding palates: meat aging does not go without dehumidification

Trotec’s high-quality dehumidifiers ensure optimum conditions for the production of dry-aged beef.

Dry aging is certainly an art in itself. Meat lovers appreciate the complex and time-consuming procedure involved in the making of this outstanding type of beef. It is not without reason that dry-aged beef is considered to be the best type of steak in the world. It not only calls for an excellent beef quality. Also vital for the aging facilities is the ideal technical equipment. Experts check the compliance with the stipulated climate conditions with meticulous precision. The high-quality dehumidifiers from Trotec can be of valuable service during this process. Particularly well-suited to maintain a constant humidity level which is essential for the dry-aging process of meat are the mobile and stationary desiccant dehumidifiers from Trotec. Prime technology to please even more demanding palates.

Dry. Aged. Beef. – Much revered in gourmet circles the word alone suffices to make mouths water. The well-hung, dry-aged beef makes for steaks claimed to be the best in the world. Dry aging is also the oldest method for aging meat. Still on the bone the meat is hung for several days at controlled temperatures and humidity levels. A true connoisseur expects top quality, after all he pays princely sum. Therefore, the manufacturer needs to demonstrate sure instinct in selecting the right meat and technical equipment.

Meeting high demands

More and more meat producers take on dry aging, so as to cater for the needs of this exclusive clientele. But they know that the conditions for aging must be right. This means that the temperature must be near the freezing point and the humidity level shall amount to about 60 per cent at all times. Beef is matured on the bone: rib eye and sirloin steak take about 21 to 28 days, the period for tenderloin only amounts to seven days. In the process of dry aging the meat loses up to 40 per cent of its weight. The outer layer turns black and goes mouldy. On the inside, though, is the precious meat of exquisite taste that needs to be extricated by the butcher.

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Prime technology for optimum aging conditions

During dry aging beef loses roughly a third of its weight. This is due to the reduction of meat juice promoted by the low humidity level. Powerful and reliable dehumidification technology ensures this is not left to chance. With the mobile industrial desiccant dehumidifiers and the stationary dehumidifiers of the TTR series Trotec offers the ideal equipment. Meat producers and customers can fully rely on this tried and tested technology!

High performance for constant humidity

The dehumidifiers of high quality guarantee a closed drying system preserving the meat’s special flavour and quality. They operate on the principle of condensation and ensure a particularly high dehumidification performance even at low ambient temperatures. Little maintenance, high performance and efficient during operation: All these attributes add to the splendour of the TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers. And owing to the comprehensive range of additional equipment options they come optimally prepared for every requirement.

Technology to meet high demands

Used as mobile device or for stationary application, Trotec’s desiccant dehumidifiers of the TTR series guarantee maximum dehumidification performance. The dry air volume can be adjusted steplessly, the climate values are attained at the push of a button. Due to the internal heat recovery and the high resilience of the sorption rotors, the dehumidifiers of the TTR series rank among the most economical of their kind. All industrial desiccant dehumidifiers of the TTR series are developed and manufactured according to the highest of quality standards in Germany.

The compact, mobile dehumidifier TTR 200 already handles dry air volumes of up to 120 m³/h. These powerful permanent dryers are reliable partners for air drying, starting with the compact, high-performance industrial desiccant dehumidifier TTR 800 with a dehumidification performance of 132 kg/24 h and an air flow rate of 1,000 m³/h to the TTR 13500 that has a maximum dehumidification performance of 74.6 kg/h.

Advantages of dehumidification during the dry aging of meat

  • precise dehumidification in professional quality “made in Germany”
  • gentle drying process to preserve flavour and quality
  • equipped with manifold functions and extensive features as standard
  • powerful and robust models for stationary and mobile use
  • low-maintenance and space-saving construction
  • best value-for-money ratio

If desired, we at Trotec will be pleased to realize customer-tailored special models!

Keeping an eye on the climate

Making sure that all parameters are observed is definitely worth taking a closer look. The Trotec climate measuring devices T210 and T260 provide a quick overview. The precise sensors of the devices can quickly and easily determine air and dew point temperature as well as the relative, absolute and specific humidity level. By means of the supplied MultiMeasure Studio software these values can be documented and evaluated via a USB connection. Trotec’s climate data loggers of the DL series also do an excellent job of monitoring the room climate. In addition to air temperature and humidity the current air pressure values are also detected precisely.

Further solutions


Make use of our best practice industrial services

Make use of Trotec's best practice industrial services

Since every industrial undertaking has characteristic process flows, installations and facilities, every air treatment solution demands case-specific device configurations. All in all, the combined effects of air currents, humidity conditions and temperature fluctuations are often hard to calculate on a purely theoretical basis, e.g. in airlock areas or on conveying paths. The consequence: Unnecessary additional costs due to an overestimated demand or – even worse – solutions not working sufficiently in real life.

You can count on our experts

In order to precisely calculate the demand in the industry and to develop tailor-made concepts for climate conditioning experienced climate specialists are needed. Rely on our team of experts as well as the industrial services: We analyse the individual requirement situation with you present on site, determine the specific demand for devices and develop a tailor-made project solution right up to the exact positioning of the devices.

Before the planned stationary units are installed, our service team first works with mobile versions of the drying units as part of a trial run. These can be put up without any difficulty or the need for structural changes.

During this validation phase we document all relevant climate parameters such as air temperature, relative humidity, dew point or flow rate for a final optimization of the requirement calculation.

Trotec is the only provider of this advantage:

Thanks to the unique option of non-binding trial operation you will invest solely in solutions which have verifiably proven their worth in everyday operation meeting your individual on-site requirements. The stationary units will not be ordered until you are fully satisfied with our concept. The only costs incurred consist of an inexpensive hiring flat rate for the time of test operation.

Just give us a call at +49 2452 962-777 – our industry consultants will be pleased to help you personally and provide information regarding our best practice industrial services. Or send a request indicating your personal requirements directly to our industry experts. We will answer promptly!

Upon request, we also produce customized desiccant dehumidifiers as special models

Upon request, we will readily produce tailor-made desiccant dehumidifiers as special models “made in Germany” perfectly geared to your needs, e.g.:

  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with hygienic design
  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers for PWIS-free dry air
  • TTR industrial desiccant dehumidifiers with extremely low dew point

Makes use of the possibility of having special models with tailored components for your individual needs planned, designed and manufactured in close consultation with our specialists.
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