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Van Amerongen CA storage systems

A worldwide partner with over 40 years experience

Van Amerongen specialises in CA/ULO technology for storing fruit and vegetables. Worldwide, Van Amerongen is active in over 50 countries, on all continents, via an extensive network of agents and distributors. Van Amerongen has offices in the Netherlands, India, Turkey and Chile. Storage Expertise Van Amerongen has been around for over 40 years and has a broad, in-depth knowledge of fruit and vegetable storage. We also have close ties with a range of scientific institutions and universities within the field of storage. Extensive Experience Van Amerongen has been conditioning small and large cold stores across the world for many years, which means we have vast experience with setting up and constructing CA/ULO storage facilities. Van Amerongen finished several post-harvest laboratories with special tailor-made CA systems.

4 Storage System Solutions

Controlled Atmosphere Controlled Atmosphere (CA) is a storage technique involving a reduction in the level of oxygen and an increase in the level of CO 2 . The quality and freshness of fruit and vegetables can be maintained under CA conditions without the need for any chemicals. Many products can be stored for two to four times longer than usual under CA conditions.

Dynamic CA Storage Van Amerongen’s Dynamic CA system adjusts CA conditions interactively during the storage period (instead of fixing them). The equipment used for the ‘Dynamic CA Storage System’responds to the physiological condition of the fruit in the cold store and automatically adjusts the storage conditions accordingly (storage based on product response). Oxygen levels of less than 1% can be achieved, because the O 2 concentration will be adjusted immediately if they are in danger of becoming low. 2 level for optimal storage. This sets high demands for your technology. You certainly don’t want the conditions on the pallet to be disturbed when you disconnect the other pallets. Palliflex offers maximum flexibility for distribution. This minimizes product losses and allows you to capitalize flexibly on the market and maximize your margins. Storing Fruit on Pallets Each type of fruit requires a specific O 2 and CO

Ultra Low Oxygen Ideally, pears should be stored at 1-3% O 2

, most

apple cultivars at 1.5% or lower. Storage under such O 2 conditions is referred to as Ultra Low Oxygen (ULO) storage. ULO storage is used in gas-tight cold stores and is for the long-term storage of apples, pears, blue berries, kiwis and other fruit species.

My Fruit

control system

Wich My Fruit module suits?

Auto-ULO-Control (AUS) The Auto-ULO-Control (AUS) is mostly used for max. 16 rooms per measuring system and fitted with amaximum of one CO 2 scrubber and one N 2 generator. Rather than using measuring tubes, the AUS samples directly from the PVC pipe in the CO 2 scrubber. The scrubber can also be used to aerate thecold stores,which eliminates aeration fans. Options 1. Temperature control: the measurement and registration of temperature and control of the cooling system 2. Water management: control of the humidification units and measurement and registration of moisture loss in the fruit, as well as relative humidiy My Fruit has different user levels, including a management level and a level for the field of work. An example of My Fruit user-friendliness is the use of Products and Modes. A product is for example ‘Gala’or ‘Conference’. The system has the following modes:

Central system (CTR) A Central Control System (CTR) is expandable. It uses measuring tubes to take gas samples. An APP|ell system can control more than one scrubber and N 2 generator. Options 1. Temperature control: the measurement and registration of temperature and control of the cooling system. 2. Water management: control of the humidification units and measurement and registration of moisture loss in the fruit, as well as relative humidity. 3. Ethylene management: the measurement and registration of ethylene values as well as the injection or scrubbing of ethylene.

(necessary when CO 2

values

4. Injection of CO 2

above 5% are desired).

1. Inactive 2. Only measurements 3. Pre-cooling 4. Cooling 5. Pull-down 6. Pull-down based on fruit respiration

1. Inactive 2. Only measurements 3. Pre-cooling 4. Cooling 5. Pull-down 6. Pull-down based on fruit respiration

7. CA I 8. CA II 9. ACR 10. Deconditioning

7. CA I 8 CA II 9. Deconditioning

Standard Product data will be supplied by Van Amerongen. These can be modified by the customer. Choosing a pre-set Product and using the 10 modes will facilitate better storage management and prevent wrong settings

Standard Product data will be supplied by Van Amerongen. These can be modified by the customer. Choosing a pre-set Product and using the 9 modes will facilitate better storage management and prevent wrong settings

Measuring system 1

Measuring system 1

Measuring system 2

Up to 16 rooms Auto-ULO (AUS)

Up to 12 rooms ACR

Up to 40 rooms Central (CTR)

Standard Measurement and control of O 2 and CO 2

Standard Measurement and control of O 2 and CO 2

Temperature measurement and registration

Temperature measurement and registration

Cooling control

Cooling control

Control humidification

CO

injection

2

RH measurement

Control humidification

Moisture loss measurement

RH measurement

Moisture loss measurement

Ethylene measurement

ACR

Room leakage tester

CA Flex

ACR

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My Fruit

Dynamic

My Fruit Dynamic

with ACR technology

- A revolutionary storage monitoring and control system. - State-of-the-art automation of Controlled Atmosphere, developed and patented. - Can be combined with anti-ripening chemicals.

My Fruit Dynamic, based on Advanced Control of Respiration technology (ACR), is the next generation of low-oxygen CA storage. It controls and adjusts automatically the O 2 levels in the room. It is a system able to measure the respiration of all fruits stored – not just a selection of fruits. Its capability to automatically control the atmosphere within the room, coupled with a local expert on fruit physiology, sets it apart from all other existing low-oxygen control systems.

“Always in touch with your cold stores”

Mode of Function

By utilizing O 2 2 sensors, ACR measures the changes in the Respiration Quotient (RQ, CO 2 production/O 2 uptake) of the entire room fruit load. The innovative aspect of this technology consists in the fact that My Fruit Dynamic represents a complete picture of the room. It searches conti- nuously for the lowest safe point of oxygen based on the response from ALL the fruits stored. When RQ values go up, the oxygen levels will be slightly increased automatically to avoid fermentation of the fruits. Advantages - My Fruit Dynamic is capable of automatically measuring the respiration rate of an entire room fruit load and automatically adjusting O 2 values at levels safe for long-term storage. - Its practical installation is a smart combination of proven existing CA equipment. It is precise and reliable. and CO

- As it provides real-time comprehensive infor- mation of the room’s atmosphere and relative fruit condition, it reduces mistakes in the evaluation of the fruits and allows for better decision making. - My Fruit Dynamic offers automatic security checks. - It comes with the user-friendly operating interface. - We support the customer to find the right local research lab for quality and safety checks. Combination with Ethylene blocker My Fruit Dynamic combines in many cases very well with ethylene blocking chemicals. E.g. in situations where: - both scald and internal browning should be avoided, like in certain pear varieties; - shelf life benefits should be added; - in cases of long transport times; - when more flexibility in harvest management and room filling is needed.

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Innovation requires a vision of simplicity

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Van Amerongen Product Range

> CO

adsorbers

2

> VPSA N 2

generators

> PSA N

generators

2

> Control systems > Gas analysis > Palliflex

> Ethylene decomposers > Cold store accessories

> Humidification > Gastight doors

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