Bulk storage2018-08-24T04:40:20+00:00

Project Description

Bulk storage

Category: Types of storage

Storage in bulk is an effective and economical way of storage. Effective because it is a direct ventilation system what means that 100% of the air distribution coming from the fan is forced to pass the product. With a good engineered bulk system all the product will receive the same amount of air, what creates a perfect temperature and humidity balance all over the pile.

No drawing






Products stored 

  • Table potatoes
  • Industrial potatoes
  • Onion
  • Red beet
When storing potatoes or onions in bulk, the product is placed amass up to 3,5 to 4,5 meters high depending on the products and the conditions. This system is highly effective because it is a direct ventilation system which means that 100% of the air distribution is forced through the product. This means that with the right equipment the temperature, humidity and CO₂ level through the complete store are controlled.

This system is used when there are high quantities of the same variety of a product are stored for the same amount of time.

Advantages

  • Effective drying and cooling
  • Equal temperature and humidity
  • Optimal distribution of anti-sprouting agents
  • Very cost-effective method of storage

Disadvantages

  • Not possible to separate different lots or varieties in the same room
  • Special machinery is needed to fill the store

Most suitable for

  • Large quantities of the same product and variety
  • Industrial products