Koldware Industries (Pvt) Ltd., is the sole distributor of Controlled Atmosphere Cold Store of Van Amerogen, Netherland.
Vegetables and fruit respire; they take in oxygen (O2) and give off carbon dioxide (CO2). The storage of fruit and vegetables in a gas-tight environment allows the oxygen level in the air to be lowered and the level of CO2 to increase. Long-term storage of vegetables and fruit actually involves inhibiting the ripening and ageing processes, thus retaining flavour and quality. Ripening is, in fact, postponed. This occurs as a result of modifying the gas conditions in the cool cell so that the respiration of fruit and vegetables is reduced.
Controlled Atmosphere (CA) is a storage technique whereby the level of oxygen is reduced and CO2 is increased. Quality and the freshness of fruit andvegetables are retained under Controlled Atmosphere conditions without the use of any chemicals. Under CA conditions, many products can be stored for 2 to 4 times longer than usual.
There are strict, international standards for CA / ULO cool cells that stipulate maximum leakage (expressed in m2 per 100m3 leakagesurface area).
We can provide you with information about these standards. CA storage is not possible in the absence of these standards. Cold stores are tested by the installer for leaks before they are put into operation. In the event of any doubts, Van Amerongen can assist you with an extra test.
The floor and the door are important points when making sure the cell is leak-proof!