Liquid Slurry Ice Machines

pumpable slurry ice you can count on

North Star's liquid slurry ice machines produce a pumpable liquid or slurry ice solution that is used by commercial fishermen, seafood processors and aquaculture companies around the world. Using the same reliable design and trusted performance as our industrial flake ice machines, the salt water liquid ice machine is 

  • Our liquid ice machines are available with a progressive cavity pump or they can be mounted above a mixing tank for added ice storage.
  • Compatible with either ammonia or freon refrigeration systems.
  • Available in five models with capacities ranging from 10 to 154 Tons of liquid slurry ice solution per day.
  • Install the liquid ice generator onboard a fishing vessel or use for land-based seafood processing operations.
  • Covered by a lifetime warranty which no other company offers.
  • Our saltwater liquid ice makers arebuilt with the highest quality, heavy-duty materials to withstand harsh marine environments.
  • Constructed to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code for 250 PSIG working pressure.
  • Designed with a stationary, double-walled evaporator and no refrigerant seals, which are known to leak.
  • Produces more liquid slurry ice solution than any other liquid ice system in the industry, using an equally rated compressor.
  • Our liquid ice machine offers the smallest footprint generator with the largest slurry ice capacity.
  • Recirculates any water overflow back to the water tank so no water is lost. 
  • Designed with an attached insulated accumulator to provide accurate refrigerant level control and complete separation of liquid and gas refrigerant.
  • Encased in high R-value polyurethane insulation with a molded fiberglass cover to increase energy efficiency and eliminate corrosion. 


Why Liquid Ice?

North Star's liquid slurry ice solution offers many benefits you can't find in other systems. 

  • Pumpable Ice - Liquid ice can be pumped anywhere using small diameter PVC piping which reduces the labor necessary for transporting ice and protects ice from contamination. Pumpable liquid ice is particularly suited to small space applications such as on a fishing boat or seafood processing vessels.
  • Minimum Salinity - Our liquid ice machines make seawater liquid ice with a minimum salinity of 2.5%. This allows North Star to apply salt water directly to the ice generator freezing surface. Other liquid ice generators require 3.5% salinity, requiring a brine make-up tank to be added to the system.

Faster Cooling

Liquid ice is 25% flake ice and 75% water mixture that provides greater cooling for your valuable, perishable goods.

Better Product Coverage

Liquid ice flows freely and moves like water, getting into every small space or void. This allows greater cooling on all exposed areas of your product. Heat is removed faster and your product is cooled quicker. 

Minimum Salinity

Our liquid ice makers produce seawater liquid ice with a salinity of 2.5%. The eliminates the need for a brine make-up tank that is often required with other liquid ice systems.

Food Safety

Our liquid ice makers come with the same optional stainless steel components as our flake ice makers. Allowing you to meet all food safety requirements.

Cost Effective Production

Flake ice is economical to produce, requiring only 1.3 tons of refrigeration per ton of ice from 60°F (+16.0°C) water. 

Helpful Technical Information

Use the Capacity Calculator below to size the correct ice maker for your project. Download helpful brochures, specification sheets, and other technical data in our Resources Library.

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