Long Term Storage
This is the optimal solution for bulky crops and long-term storage needs for root vegetables such as potatoes and onions or for fruits that can be stored for many months such as apples and oranges.
Long-term storage is obtained by adjusting temperature, humidity, airflow, and the balance of some key gases in the internal room atmosphere. Adjusting CO2, nitrogen, and oxygen levels, while preventing ethylene to slow down or block the ripening, and aging processes or blocking the sprouting of roots.
For many products this is an essential strategy to replace imports and buffer price volatility risk, capturing more value out of the harvest or being able to feed food processing factories, such as chips production plants.
InspiraFarms Cooling offers a range of solutions tailored for each variety and market, for both fresh and processing products.
- This range aims at serving larger operations and starts at 500+ m² modules to 2,000+m², 5 meters usable height, and 7 meters total height.
- The structures are modular in 6 x 18 or 6 x 24 meters modules built with H-shaped structural steel and 18 or 24 meters span.
- Walls and ceilings are made of high-density closed cells PUR sandwich panels.
- Special ventilation systems, according to the product storage type.
- Air circulation with high-flow axial fans.
- Automatic air refreshment systems for tropical environments, replacing the more traditional hatches.
- Special humidification system for long-term storage.
You can position our long-term storage almost anywhere there is space, on-farm or close-to-farm, offering high quality-controlled atmosphere storage solutions that significantly reduces losses and rejections.
Value-addition & increased revenues
With our long-term storage and controlled atmosphere solutions you can reduce supply chain risks through efficient and managed storage, which is essential to reduce volatility risk, as well as important losses when trying to achieve long-term storage with unsuitable systems.
Our solutions are designed following the state-of-the-art knowledge on product specific treatments and solutions.
InspiraFarms Cooling is a one stop shop solution. Our clients can avoid hiring an architect, an engineer, a cold room panel supplier, a cold room machinery supplier, electricians, compliance technician, and then coordinate them.
FAQs about Long-term storage
It is the building with specific cooling machinery and set-up for the storage of crops such as root vegetables (potatoes and onions) or for fruits that can be stored for many months (apples and oranges).
Long-term storage cooling equipment has a specific set-up for adjusting temperature, humidity, airflow, and the right balance of some key gases in the internal room atmosphere. Adjusting CO2, nitrogen, and oxygen levels, while preventing ethylene to slow down or block the ripening, and aging processes or blocking the sprouting of roots.
The capacity ranges from 500 to 5,000+ tons.
Our long-term storage can be powered by three-phase electric power. Single-phase is possible for small dimensions of up to 7 kW of cooling capacity. The power can be sourced through solar but as hybrid, having the grid or a generator as backup.
The price of our long-term storage depends on its size and cooling capabilities. For a price estimation please fill out this form.
Our food safety certifications include HACCP, Global GAO, BRC, ISO22000.
To have installed an on-site InspiraFarm long-term storage you will need the same requirements needed to install a cold room. See specifics detailed in the cold room FAQs.
It is possible. The units are not mobile but can be disassembled and reassembled having the civil works ready in the new site. However, make sure to get the experts to do it. Trying to move the unit yourself would usually invalidate any warranty.
InspiraFarms supports the project management for the construction of the packhouses with the support of a network of local specialized and trained construction partners.
15/20 years as a minimum if properly maintained and operated.
We are mostly focused on African markets. All our cold rooms and pre-cooling solutions can be delivered to any country in the following regions: East Africa, West Africa & Southern Africa. We have cold rooms with pre-cooling delivered in Kenya, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana & Morocco.
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