Air distribution

Optimum air distribution in your potato store

Better air distribution in your potato store results in: faster drying, more efficient cooling, higher quality of your product and reduction of energy costs. In order to achieve the best air circulation in your store, you need a reliable air distribution system. We offer different types of systems for bulk storage and storage in boxes.

Half-round ducts for bulk storage

For the distribution of air in bulk storage, we supply half-round ducts. These ducts have oblong holes close to the ground so that we can broadly distribute the air. We also aerate across the top. We do this via rows of holes at the top of the duct sections. The ducts are available in no fewer than twenty different sizes. As a result, the duct sections always connect together well, the air distribution is optimal and the pressure drop of the air minimal. All the holes are punched inwards so that the potatoes cannot be damaged by the sharp edges.

Pressure ventilation for storage in boxes

In order to dry, cool or heat potatoes optimally, the ventilation air must also reach the core of the boxes. Mooij Agro has developed an airbag pressure ventilation system for this purpose. This works as follows: A duct is formed between two rows of boxes. The top of this duct is covered by the inflatable airbag. The air flows via the duct, through the side walls of all the boxes and then moves horizontally through the entire box and therefore also through the core of the box. Use of the Every-Air ensures even air distribution across the entire row of boxes, up to 35 boxes deep.

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Aspiration ventilation for storage in boxes

With Mooij Agro aspiration ventilation you can optimally dry, cool or heat potatoes stored in boxes, even the potatoes in the core of the boxes. We do this with special tarpaulins that are laid over the ducts in order to create forced aspiration ventilation. This is a simple and very reliable system that can be used to ventilate all your potatoes in boxes.

Fans

Fans are an important part of the complete ventilation system. Mooij Agro always opts for reliable partners that supply high efficiency fans with a high air volume (m3/h) to power consumption (kW). Our fans also always meet the highest standard (IE4 or IE5): they are energy efficient, low-noise and adjustable via variable-frequency drives. We supply the most suitable fans for every type of storage system.

Pressure chamber

Before the outside air reaches the potatoes in the store, it first passes through a pressure chamber. Here the air is treated and blown into the storage area with the right quality and speed. From the pressure chamber, the ventilation and control equipment ensures optimum air distribution to the product. Mooij Agro helps you achieve the highest possible yield from your potatoes by optimising the design of the store and pressure chamber.

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