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cold storage for agricultural products

Cold Storage for Agricultural Products

Cold storage for Agricultural Products are play a very important role in reduce post-harvest losses. Foc Viet Company is one of the most professional companies, specializing in cold storage installation. Foc Viet supply, install cold storage for Agricultural Products, fishery cold storage, cold storage for hotels and restaurants, food cold storage and cold storage for milk…

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Cold storage for Agricultural Products are play a very important role in reduce post-harvest losses. Foc Viet Company is one of the most professional companies, specializing in cold storage installation. Foc Viet supply, install cold storage for Agricultural Products, fishery cold storage, cold storage for hotels and restaurants, food cold storage and cold storage for milk…

cold storage for agricultural products

Cold storage can be used to preserved foods and many other commodities at low temperature to retard the activities of microorganisms. Microorganisms are the spoilage agents and consist of bacteria, yeasts and molds. Low temperature does not destroy those spoilage agents as does high temperature, but greatly reduces their activities, providing a practical way of preserving perishable foods in their natural state which otherwise is not possible through heating. The low temperature necessary for preservation depends on the storage time required often referred to the type of product and as long or short term shortage.

cold storage for agricultural products

Foods that are alive at the time of storage, distribution and sale e.g. fruits and vegetables… These food have some natural protection against the activities of microorganism. The best method of preserving these items is to keep the product alive and at the same time retard the natural enzyme activity which will retard the rate of ripening or maturity. 

cold storage for agricultural products

Foods that are no longer alive and have been processed in some form e.g. meat and fish products… Preservation of non-living foods is more difficult since they are susceptible to spoilage. The problem is to preserve dead tissues from decay and putrefaction. Long term storage of meat and fish product can only be achieved by freezing and then by storing it at temperature below -15oC. Only certain fruits and vegetables can benefit from freezing. However, for fruits and vegetables one should be very careful about the recommended storage temperature and humidity a deviation from which will have adverse effect on the stored product leading to even loss of the entire commodity. Products such as apples, tomatoes, oranges, etc. cannot be frozen and close control of temperature is necessary for long term storage. Some product can also be benefited by storing under controlled atmosphere and modified atmosphere conditions. 

cold storage for agricultural products

Dairy products are produced from animal fats and therefore nonliving foodstuffs. They suffer from the oxidation and breakdown of their fats, causing rancidity. Packaging to exclude air and hence Oxygen can extend storage life of such foodstuffs.

cold storage for agricultural products

To design a cold storage for agricultural products, we need to consider some heat load factors as below:

Ceiling, floor and wall heat gains due to construction
Ceiling and wall heat gains from solar radiation
Load due to ingression of air by frequent door openings and during fresh air charge.
Product load from incoming goods
Heat from workers working in the room
Heat of respiration from stored product    
Light load
Cooler fan load
Aging of equipment
Miscellaneous loads, if any

Desired Storage Environment of Fruits and Vegetables in the cold storage

Commodity

Temperature
(Degrees Celsius)

Relative Humidity
(%)

Apple

-1 – 3

90 – 98

Apricots

-0.5 – 0

90 – 95

Avocado

7 – 13

85 – 90

Asparagus

0 – 2

95 – 97

Beans, green

4 – 7

90 – 95

Beet root

0 – 2

95 – 97

Broccoli

0 – 2

90 – 95

Black berry

-0.5 – 0

95 – 97

Cabbage

0 – 2

90 – 95

Carrots

0 – 2

90 – 95

Cauliflower

0 – 2

90 – 95

Cherries

0.5 – 0

90 – 95

Cucumber

7 – 10

90 – 95

Brinjal

0 – 2

90 – 95

Grapes

-1 – 1

85 – 90

Lemons

4 – 15

86 – 88

Lettuce

0 – 1

95 – 98

Lime

3 – 10

85 – 90

Mango

11 – 18

85 – 90

Melon water

2 – 4

85 – 90

Orange

0 – 10

85 – 90

Peach

-1 – 1

88 – 92

Potato

1.5 – 4

90 – 94

For any further information on cold storage installation, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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