I'm looking to set up a small commercial (goat) dairy in Canada. I can't seem to get my head around the electrical issues of using a bulk tank (with chilling) or a vat pasteuriser brought over from Europe. I'm in process of moving from England to Canada and it seems - on one level - to make sense to bring either with me if I can get them at a good price (we're shipping a container anyway). Can someone help on this technical/mechanical side of things?
I know the power is different - 110v vs 220 or 230v - but I've heard this doesn't have to be a problem. I think a converter or invertor (?) or some such was mentioned.. and that this isn't a big deal?
The other issue I've heard is with some equipment needing 3-phase power and this being a much bigger issue in North America..
From the general to the specific, I've just seen a 90gallon bulk tank at a good price which is single phase, 230v and comes with double wall stainless steel jacket, cover and agitator with motor. It however doesn't have a compressor, which I'm thinking is necessary for chilling? SO, those in the know: could I use such a machine in North America without much hassle to chill my milk - and - would I be able to get hold of an appropriate compressor to do the job in N.A.?
Thanks for any help with this - oh to have taken motor mechanics!