Storing in bulk is suitable mostly for potatoes, onions and some root vegetables. The main advantage of a bulk storage system is the fact that air passes around each tuber and therefore can better influence the storage process (compared with pallet storages). However, this system places significantly higher demands on the precision of ventilation and refrigeration technology, because the impact on the produce is immediate. Demands for air supply are also higher than in the case of pallet storages. Required air supply ranges between 100 – 300 m3/t/hour at 150 – 300 Pa air pressure depending on the type of produce. The advantage of storing in bulk, however, lies in a better possibility of influencing the quality of produce.
Mixing chambers of bulk storage areas are usualy built as a part of storage construction. Aeration ducts can be placed above or below a storage floor. Agroel supplies wooden triangular or metal semi-circular aeration ducts. Underground aeration ducts can be covered with wooden or metal grids. The correct design, dimensions and shape of aeration ducts and mixing chambers are the subject of a qualified calculation. Let an Agroel professional do it for you!
Agroel supplies complete solutions for box storage. Below you can find information on their main components:
A professional design of a ventilation system is fundamental for your future storing success. Agroel specialists will be glad to offer their advice to solve any of your storage problems and help you meet your needs. We provide consulting services free of charge to all our customers.It is not a simple task to correctly design and calculate aspects of storage facilities. We have already created hundreds of alternatives for customers with bulk storage facilities – let us create alternatives for you as well.
Design and calculations. The following details outline what calculations and designs are necessary to successfully create an appropriate storage facility to suit our customers‘ needs.