Air Quality Process (AQP) offers customized air conditioning solutions for all types of cheese: specialty cheeses (soft/semi-soft, hard, blue), pasta filata, fresh or processed cheeses. Thus, a specialization of AQP is the management of airflow associated with cheese processes.
AQP is a well-known partner for many cheese producers worldwide and unique for its air conditioning technology and innovation. Plant design fully optimizes return on investment. Their energy consumption is significantly less thanks to the energy-efficient motor (2 to 3 times less than traditional systems). The correct air flow ensures optimal quality of cheese products resulting in limitation of water weight loss (thus higher return on investment) and constant homogeneity of organoleptic properties of the final product.
Air Quality Process has developed a wide range of conditioners to give you the most suitable solution for each of your air treatment projects.
Air Quality Process’ technology makes AQP’s conditioners the only ones in the world that are USDA approved. This means that the conditioners are CIP cleanable and 100% accessible for cleanliness checks. The design offers customers an ultra hygienic installation and production environment. Easy cleaning and cleanliness control of air conditioners significantly reduce the consumption of detergents, rinse water and wastewater treatments. Moreover, airflow management is carried out on a factory scale which makes AQP a complete and reliable partner for all cheese making facilities. AQP’s offerings include :
To adapt to the changing needs of our customers’ production, our floor-mounted conditioners are equipped with a bypass system that allows specific management of air treatment in rooms and control of results thanks to the variation of mixed air flow. In cheese production, for example, the concept of flexibility can be taken to the extreme with an air conditioner ratio adapted to the stages of draining, ripening, drying and cooling prior to packaging.
If you plan to set up multipurpose rooms or mixed basements, our floor-mounted conditioners will fit your needs perfectly.
Ceiling-mounted air conditioners allow you to keep hygiene in your heavily mechanized rooms under complete control.
Like all air conditioners in the range, ceiling-mounted air conditioners allow you to benefit from unparalleled health protection and a significant reduction in energy consumption. In a cheese factory, these conditioners are mainly used to make chambers or drainage tunnels.
The passage of air in the tubes is in turbulent mode. As a result, our air conditioners are the only such devices that achieve near 100% humidity compared to the air during blowing. A fan is installed above the tubes. It is activated by a motor with an electronic speed variator. The latter is located in the center of the heat exchanger in an airtight housing that circulates inward and is cooled by the surrounding cold water. The cold water supply (water glycol or ice water) comes from an external cooling unit, and the hot water supply is achieved by integrated electrical resistors or through the exchanger included in the conditioner.
The components of the air conditioner process a certain volume of air to achieve the necessary temperature, hygrometry and speed.
Jongsma Engineering Solutions has partnered with the company Air Quality Process (AQP) since 2018. The French family-owned company has specialized in hygienic air conditioning for cheese-making facilities for more than 40 years. AQP has now equipped more than 300 plants with more than 5,000 working conditioners.
With expertise in airflow management and unique air conditioners, customers experience the highest sanitary safety. The entire range of air conditioners (convertible floor/ceiling units, automatic/manual CIP) is USDA approved for use in dairies. Moreover, AQP’s global solutions often generate large energy savings over traditional views.
The philosophy includes transparent collaboration with customers, which means Air Quality offers in-depth studies, recommendations or detailed air diagnostics (existing plants). This is to improve sanitation levels, verification of performance and/or post-commissioning training (air-cheese interactions) where possible.
Want to know more about our partner Air Quality Process’ solutions? Read the Air Quality Process brochure and/or news release in the International Dairy Magazine about its advantages over traditional air conditioning.
In 2015, feta producer Özgazi chose AQP’s air conditioning systems. The collaboration of AQP and Özgazi proved to be the optimal solution.
“Compared to conventional air conditioning, AQP systems ensure that air is evenly and homogeneously distributed, resulting in minimal standard deviation of products.