When you are supplying a key product like Granadillas to an important market, you have to ensure that you have the right equipment to get the refrigeration job completed first time round with no short falls.
Using many years of individual experience in their respective field, three experts sat down to come up with a quality solution to the problem of developing a refrigeration plant to meet the need of cooling fruit that had just been picked, maintaining the appearance of the fruit by reducing temperature and humidity fluctuations and saving energy all in one.
Kobus Germishuys from Stilhoek farms, Gerhard van Emmenis from Emmies Refrigeration and Gert Lategan from Metraclark worked together to come up with the perfect solution. The synergy, interaction and co-operation amongst these specialists produced a combined effect superior than any of them could have imagined.
Kobus is truly happy with the design and the installation of the plant and says that he has increased his production by 30% due to a reduced cooling time. This is coupled with a huge financial benefit with regards to energy savings from the selected equipment used in his refrigeration plant.
Kobus says “it’s one thing to give a brief on what you would like, but it is often difficult to know if they truly understand you correctly and if the product will actually meet your expectations and perform as it needs to” his confidence in the expected end result was extended by the fact that he was never kept in the dark at any point during the design, production and installation of the equipment. The open communication channels were part of what made this project the success it is.
A multiplex system and blower coils from Recam coupled with Electronic expansion valves from Emerson are used in the pull down phase. Energy efficient ZX condensing units are used for the holding rooms prior to shipping. This combination of quality products is what makes this plant run at maximum output and efficiency.
It can be a difficult choice to invest in capital equipment but when you get more than you expected the investment is worth more in every way.
This is just another example of “Excellence through Experience”