A Mueller Plate Cooler reduces the in-tank cooling load and the energy required resulting in significant savings on the overall milk cooling process. By installing a correctly sized Mueller plate cooler, you can save up to 60% of your refrigeration energy costs. All Mueller plate coolers offer a large heat transfer surface area for efficient and gentle milk handling .
Cow milk is collected at an average temperature of around 37°C, the body temperature of the animal. In fresh milk from healthy cows one can hardly find harmful micro organisms. However, since fresh milk is an excellent growth medium for bacteria, the milk must be protected against contamination after milking. If the milk is stored and cooled immediately, at a temperature of around 4°C, the growth of bacteria will be minimal.