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How to use FISHFORM


Using FISHFORM PLUS is easy. The preservative is mixed with the fish or the by-products as early as possible (... the degradation process can not be turned back). Some quidelines need to be followed, though:

The dosage of FISHFORM PLUS is dependent on:

> type of raw material
> temperature
> storage period

When used in RFW/RSW systems on fishing vessels FISHFORM PLUS is added directly to the water in the tanks prior to pumping the fish on board. The required dosing of FISHFORM PLUS is determined according to temperature, storage time and volume of the catch and we recommend to follow our dosage table. We also recommend to use as little water as possible to increase the dry matter content, however it is important that the there is enough water to ensure proper cooling of the fish.

It is particularly important that the cooling is good during summer and autumn when the seawater temperature is high. This is when the bacterial activity is at the highest. To get the maximum effect of FISHFORM PLUS the excess water should be pumped overboard as late as possible during the fishing.

FISHFORM PLUS is antibacterial and can be used to preserve the RFW/RSW-water and prevent “rotten” water prior to fishing.  A small amount of FISHFORM PLUS (0.05-0.1% of the water) is added to the RFW - water at the same time as the tanks are filled.
FISHFORM PLUS can also be used in combination with ice. FISHFORM PLUS, ice and water is filled into the tank in the harbour.  FISHFORM PLUS dosage is determined according to temperature, catch and storage period using our dosing table. FISHFORM PLUS may also be added during fishing.
In certain cases FISHFORM PLUS could be used directly on the fish without extra cooling.  In this case, the preservative should be sprayed on to the fish when the fish is pumped in to the storage tank. This could be a relevant method to preserve for instant capelin. The use of preservative without extra cooling presupposes that the water temperature is low and that the storage period is short.

The advantage of preserving the fish without using extra water is that the water soluble components remains in the fish and are not lost with the cooling water. This increases the dry matter content of the fish compared to fish cooled in a RSW system. 

When preserving by-products, the preservative is added directly to the cut off and entrails by using our dosing unit or a simple dosage system. It is important that the pumping system is adjustable since the dosage will vary according to temperature and storage period. Our dosing system has a scale integrated to ensure correct dosage.
The dosing table indicates how much should be added at different temperature and storage periods.

ADDCON gladly assists with practical advice. We co-operate with suppliers of pumps, tanks, etc. to help our costumers find the right solution. Contact us to find a solution that fits your busines