Bluezone by Middleby Model 2400 UV Food Preservation System

Bluezone Model 2400 is designed to keep refrigeration environments free of damaging contaminants and extend the shelf life of produce. Ultraviolet enhanced oxidation destroys contaminants such as ethylene, mold, bacteria and odors. Eliminates 99.9% of mold and bacteria as well as ethylene gas in walk-in refrigerators to extend shelf life and reduce waste.

 

How does UV light extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables?

Using a patented ultraviolet-enhanced oxidation technology, Bluezone by Middleby destroys chemical and biological impurities in the air rather than concentrating and capturing them with a particle filter or activated carbon.

Units work by removing ethylene gas, which is the top cause of produce decay. Ethylene frequently builds up inside refrigerated spaces where fruits and vegetables are stored, and eliminating it ultimately reduces food waste and saves money. This breakthrough approach to food preservation was specifically developed for the U.S. Army to extend the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables in shipping containers sent to troops overseas, and now it’s available for your commercial kitchen.

Microbial Measurements Before and After Bluezone Installation

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The Bluezone Solution Eliminates Ethylene and Odors

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Utilizes UV enhanced oxidation to clean the air

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Eliminates 99.9% of mold and bacteria as well as ethylene gas in walk-in refrigerators to extend shelf life and reduce waste

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Safe for personnel and produce

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Eliminates Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that are absorbed by nearby products, causing unpleasant transfers of flavor and odors

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Treats up to 15,000 cubic feet430 m3 per unit

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Used for fresh preservation of fruits and vegetables by the U.S. Military and U.S. Navy

  1. Contaminated air inlet
  2. Mold, bacteria, ethylene gas, and VOCs are eliminated
  3. Clean air outlet
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Easy to clean – no contaminated filters to replace

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Bulb life up to 8,800 hours or one year of continuous operation

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IoT compatible with OpenKitchen (ConnectWare required)

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Display screen indicates status, including bulb operation and bulb life counter

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One-year limited warranty

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Easy to install – mounts to ceiling or wall or place on shelf

Bluezone Model 2400 Specifications

Size
31” X 15” X 14”
79cm X 36cm x 34cm
Input Voltage
120 VAC 1 Phase, 3 amps
Weight
25 lb / 11 kg
Current
3 amps
Mounting Options
Hung from ceiling, placed on shelf/rack/cart, or mounted to wall
Treatment Volume
15,000 cubic feet
430 m3 per Bluezone
Power
Max 250 watts
Operating Environment
34°F-104°F or 1°C-40°C
Up to 85% RH
Certifications
cETLus Listed
ARB certified - ozone emissions
NSF Listed per request

Bluezone Model 2400 Installation Options

Stainless Steel Shelf

Item# 11-BZ-9090

  • NSF for commercial use
  • 24” long
  • 18” deep
  • 1.5” shelf thickness
  • 17.5” overall height
Stainless steel shelf for mounting Bluezone model 300 to wall

Rack Mounting System

Item# 11-BZ-1019

  • Aluminum Rack with Top Mount Shelf
  • 24” x 48” aluminum construction
  • 4 swivel casters with lock
Rack mounting system

Metro Shelving Mount Kit

Item# 11-BZ-1018 

  • 4 mounting plates and hardware
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Attach unit to existing metro shelving
Bluezone Metro shelf mount kit