High-Rise Refrigerated Fruit Storage and Distribution, Using a NH₃/CO₂ Fluid System, Gives Optimum Results for Stored Products and Company Financials
High rise storage Separators and heat exchangers
Mr. Klaas de Jong, owner of this very sophisticated high-rise fruit distribution centre in the Netherlands, can call on several decades of experience in this business. His first choice of refrigerant would always be ammonia, but if not permitted by the authorities, then the NH3
fluid solution has proven to be the next best. The plant was commissioned in 2007 and is located near the port in Rotterdam. The building is 20 meters high and can store 12,500 pallets, spread over 15 individually-controlled temperature compartments.
Internal transport is done using fully automated cranes and conveyor systems. This ingenious system dispenses with the need for people and forklift trucks. Forklift trucks are now only used on the dispatching floor, for loading and unloading trucks and containers.