The PBF 4.0 blast chiller/freezer is the only eco-friendly R290 4/5-pan undercounter blast chiller available in the United States. A first in the American foodservice industry, the patented and patent pending, eco-friendly PBF 4.0.
R290 is a non-toxic, refrigerant grade propane used in a wide range of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning products. A highly pure propane, R290 has a low environmental impact and almost zero global warming potential (GWP), meaning it possesses no qualities that can destroy the ozone layer. It is also one of the most climate-friendly and cost-effective refrigerants available on the market today. R290 is the preferred hydrocarbon alternative of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), substituting more harmful fluorocarbon refrigerants like R22, R134A, R404A, and R502.
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PBF 4.0 can chill up to 40 lbs. of product from 160°F to 38°F within 90 minutes and shock freezes up to 20 lbs. of product from 160°F to 0°F within 4 hours. The PBF 4.0 performance exceeds HAACP/FDA Food Code guidelines and NSF 7.
PBF 4.0 is constructed entirely of 304 stainless steel. The cabinet and door are foamed-in-place using CFC-free polyurethane insulation.
PBF 4.0 has a patented and patent pending, modular, self-contained, air-cooled refrigeration system utilizing R290 refrigerant, and is complete with all required controls and accessories.
A unique three-way, indirect air flow system within the food compartment, combined with a multipoint injection evaporator, delivers a close gradient temperature over the product.
Based on the latest microcontroller technology, the PBF 4.0 has an OLED display for easy programming and operation. The PBF 4.0 comes standard with one food probe and one air probe to monitor temperatures and control the unit while operating in the fully automatic mode. The unit is also fully functional in manual mode.
There are five cycles available: soft chill, hard chill, shock freeze, evaporator defrost, and ozone sanitation. At the end of any chill or freeze cycle, the unit will automatically switch to holding mode to keep the
product at safe temperatures.
The controller has, as standard, a dry contact for an external alarm connection.
Use this tool to make a more accurate product selection in three easy steps.