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Intelligent mechanical cooling

  • Not drying out, but mechanical cooling
  • Storing carrots: retain the kilos in the box
  • Storing potatoes: minimal weight loss
  • Also for the growing and storing of mushrooms and chicory, for example

What is intelligent mechanical cooling?

Mechanical cooling is the answer to the demand for longer and improved storage of agricultural products such as carrots, onions, potatoes and leeks. In addition, the quality of apples, pears and soft fruit is also better preserved with an intelligent mechanical cooling solution. The computerised system continuously measures the temperature, humidity and CO2 in the storage unit and adjusts the cooling capacity and the storage program to the cooling demand of your product. Because you are no longer dependent on unpredictable outside air conditions, the storage conditions are always optimal for your product. The product quality is preserved and the increased storage period allows you to respond better to price developments in the market.

Stable conditions through mechanical cooling

With traditional ventilation technology, effective cooling is not always possible because you are dependent on the outside air conditions. The outside air is often too hot or too humid to adequately cool your product. Air that is too dry also has disadvantages, because it causes your product to dry out too much. This dependence on the weather gods can be disastrous for your business. Due to this uncertainty and fluctuation in storage conditions, you are sometimes forced to put your products on the market early, even if the price is not optimal.

Mechanical cooling means longer storage

Mechanical cooling makes the process of drying, cooling and storage more efficient and minimizes product weight loss. Our specialists adapt the technology behind mechanical cooling to your product. The system adjusts if conditions, such as temperature and humidity, change. With product storage, you are no longer dependent on the outside temperature. Mechanical cooling continuously provides the required conditions to maintain a high-quality product.

Various storage solutions

Intelligent mechanical cooling is one of EQUANS' storage solutions for agricultural businesses. We offer a solution for short-, medium- and long-term storage for every budget, a solution that meets your needs, product-specific features, energy capacity and product quality preservation.

Storage of arable products & Condensation drying

Condensation drying is a new way of storing onions, bulbs and other agricultural products. With this solution you can dry onions twice as fast! Independent from the outside air, sustainable and with quality preservation.

Everything about Condensation drying

Storage of arable products & Potato storage

Mechanical cooling is an excellent method for storing potatoes. With this, you always ensure a stable temperature and humidity during storage, which benefits the quality of your product. The potato germinates slower and retains its size and weight.

Everything about Potato storage

Solution for chlorpropham ban

Growers looking for a solution to the ban on the chemical sprout inhibitor chlorpropham have found the necessary alternative in mechanical cooling. Stable storage conditions, and not sprout inhibitors, keep the potatoes from sprouting. With mechanical cooling less of the often more expensive alternative sprout inhibitors are needed. In addition, the closed storage environment ensures that the sprout inhibitor does not evaporate, which would be the case if you cool with outside air.

Which product do you want to keep longer?

We build custom-made mechanical cooling concepts that allow you to store your products for longer without loss of quality. This is not only for potatoes and onions but also for other arable products such as carrots, cabbage, chicory, mushrooms, leeks, apples, pears and soft fruit.

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Save with mechanical cooling

Due to the use of natural refrigerants, such as ammonia and CO2, mechanical cooling enables considerable savings on energy costs. Many agricultural companies have already seen their energy consumption decrease through the use of natural refrigerants. These refrigerants are environmentally friendly, which means that you also contribute to sustainable production in the agricultural chain. And that is becoming increasingly important for the buyers of your product.

Interesting tax benefits for sustainable mechanical cooling

From 2022, no new cooling installations may be built with synthetic refrigerants. Our research department continuously conducts intensive research into suitable and safe applications of natural refrigerants in both small and large installations. The safe use of natural refrigerants requires a great deal of technical knowledge and experience.

By investing in storage cooling with natural refrigerants, you qualify for the Energy Investment Allowance (EIA). We will gladly assist to explore the possibilities for you.

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Financing options

Would you like to know more about condensation drying? Or are you interested in our solution, but are currently unable to invest in sustainable technology? Then EQUANS offers you a helping hand. In addition to design and realization, you can also contact us for full financing and operation. This way you can immediately benefit from a lower energy bill and sustainable business. Explore the options.

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Henk Tebben
Henk Tebben
Agriculture | Storage | Horticulture