Chilled storage hire- the challenge

ACR were approached by this major potato grower to supply a chilled storage solution rapidly.

The client was experiencing problems with seed potatoes sprouting early. This causes problems when planting mechanically- the sprouts are knocked-off setting the growing cycles back and ultimately effecting the yield.

Keeping the potatoes dormant can literally be the difference between profit and loss.


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The seed potatoes in trays being cooled by an ACR 50LT AHU


The Solution

ACR supplied four systems in total to three areas. The customers target temperature was specified at 2 Degrees.

The systems comprised of ACR LT50 low temperature air handlers with full defrost controls and low temperature water chillers running a Glycol mixed water solution.

The AHU’s were mounted at high level to give good coverage to the densely packed areas.


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An ACR 50 LT Low temperature AHU installed


The area in the above photo is a long low room. Two AHU’s were installed in this area to provide effective air flow around the produce.


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An ACR 80 CH installed. These chillers were set at a running temperature of -6 Degrees utilising a 30% glycol/ water mix as a secondary refrigerant.



The system have been in reliable operation for a month achieving the customers target temperatures- sprouting has been completely stopped, setting the potatoes for successful planting and high yields.

A great result for everyone….


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