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Direct Expansion

Milk is cooled directly by circulating refrigerant through the laser welded evaporator plates of the milk tank. Direct Expansion cooling is the most widely used system of milk cooling worldwide.

This system is more cost effective to purchase and run that other systems. The Liscarroll Direct Expansion milk tank has a compact elliptical shape which adds to its efficiency.

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Milk Cooling Tank

DX Expansion Tank

Milk Cooling Tank Control Panel

DX Tank Control Panel

Milk Tank Features

Cheaper to Operate

Reliable

Customisable

Versatile, flexible, and customisable washing functions to future proof your investment

Commercially available “off the shelf” parts readily available at affordable prices

Only reputable and well-known brands used

Specification

Milk Tanks Direct Expansion Drawing

Direct Expansion Drawing

Milk Tanks Specification

DX Milk Tank Specification

Liscarroll Milk Tanks are designed to be reliable easy to use and service friendly.

All components used to regulate the cooling and washing functions are commercially available “off -the-shelf” parts if required readily available at affordable prices. Only reputable and well-known brands are used.

  

Option

  • Independent Tank Monitoring & Management System
  • Alerts via SMS, Email and Phone Call
  • Daily Temperature Reports
  • Remote Access Anytime Anywhere
  • And Much More

Cooling Regulation

  • Conventional thermostatic expansion valves to control refrigerate flow and protect the compressor. Located on the rear of tank on top
  • Compressors(s) on DX tank with “pump-down” system to protect evaporator plates from possible damage from hot washing
  • High Density Polyutherane (ECO friendly)foamed insulation up to 200mm thick between inner and outer vessels creating high rigidity and excellent insulation
  • Minimum heat loss and reduced running costs

Agitation

  • Standard SIREM motors. Motors that are made specifically for Milk cooling tanks and are the most widely used make on Milk Tanks across Europe and beyond
  • Motors are protected from damage by preventing contact with wash water either by use of Waterproof Gaskets or raised Agitator Mounting Plate

LE-Series Controllers Include

  • LE-200
    • Built in Quick Wash and deep cool functions
    • Option of automatic or manual descale
    • Temperature and wash cycle step display
    • Built in back-up cooling function
    • Pre-configured one touch wash programmes and times for ease of use
    • Flexible and future proofed solution
  • LE-300
    • Robot compatible with pulse cooling feature
    • Complete monitoring capability
    • Built in back-up cooling function
    • Pre-configured one touch wash programmes and times for ease of use
    • Built in Quick Wash and deep cool functions
    • Option of automatic or manual descale
    • Flexible and future proofed solution

Stand Out Features:

  • Optimum Perforamnce
  • Maximum Reliability
  • Minimum Operating Costs
Our standard controller is the LE-200. This controls the cooling, agitation and washing functions
  • Cooling start delay for the first milking
  • Deep cool timed facility (temperature controlled at 20C) to ensure milk is at the required collection temperature sooner and to maximize use of lower rate electricity
  • Optional visual or audible alarms (e.g. Cooling time exceeded for first milking)
Independent backup cooling controller (Carel) built-in as standard further protecting your investment. OPTION: Our LE-300 controller in addition to the above has full Robot Milking compatibility and complete monitoring capability.

Cooling Units

Liscarroll Engineering Cooling Unit

  • Copeland Scroll Compressors for unbeatable efficiency and reliability

Evaporator Plates

  • Conventional thermostatic expansion valves to control refrigerate flow and protect the compressor. Located on the rear of tank on top
  • Compressors(s) on DX tank with “pump-down” system to protect evaporator plates from possible damage from hot washing
  • Superior energy efficient performance due to low volume evaporator plates resulting in less power required to fill the plates with coolant
  • Optimised dimple pattern in the lasered plates ensures high turbulence and more economical cooling

Features:

  • Versatile and flexible washing functions for all on-farm variations
  • Configurable wash programs to meet your specific needs
  • Customiszable programs to future proof your investment against changing environmental policies
  • Automatic and manual descale facility
  • Adjustable Quick Rise built in programs
Liscarroll Engineering Washing Equipment

Wash Spray Device

Liscarroll Engineering Washing Equipment

Milk Outlet

Liscarroll Engineering Washing Equipment

Wash Pump

Liscarroll Engineering Washing Equipment

Wash Pump

Wash Spray Device

  • All Stainless Steel device
  • Centrally located to reach all internal surfaces
  • Blockage proof
  • No wearing or moving parts
  • No maintenance required
  • Wash water intake totally independent of the Agitator Motor

Wash Pump

  • Standard SIREM Circulating Pump with built-in thermal overload protection

Milk Outlet

  • All Stainless Steel Self-Washed Outlets
  • Removeable to easily facilitate any future changes
  • Standard 3” Outlet Pipe
  • Available in many types (RJT,DIN,SMS) and sizes

Chemical Dosing

  • Choice of Detergent Bowl or Auto Dosing
  • Dosing pumps with adjustable flow control
  • ECO wash facility option

Testimonials

“I have a 15,000 litre Liscarroll silofor the last 8 years and since April 2019 it has been working in conjunction with my three robots. I have never had any issue with the silo and it works perfectly with the robots. I initially went with Liscarroll for their reputed quality and reliability and so far I have no regrets. Its easy to use, I have no freezing issues and it is cleaning well”

Jim Mulhall, Kilkenny

“I went for a 20,000 litre silo to free up space around the dairy and it looks well. Over the last 12 years the Liscarroll silo has been extremely reliable and I am very pleased with my TBC’s. Its simple to use, clean and reliable and I have no problems recommending it”

Seamus McAteer, Banbridge