Vertical Airflow Pre-Coolers™ Increase Capacity without Increasing Building Size

Vertical Airflow Pre-Coolers™ can help grower-packers, to greatly increase throughput, without increasing building size.

Because Vertical Airflow precoolers can be built for 2-pallets-high, they can double the throughput of a cooling facility, in the same floor space being used now.

“We think this is the future of the industry,” explained Global’s founder, Jim Still.  “Vertical airflow pre-coolers cost a little more than tarp tunnels, but the advantages are overwhelming.”

The vertical airflow pre-coolers also require a smaller footprint, or floor space, than do tarp tunnels, saving even more warehouse or cold room real estate.

“Grower-packers can dramatically increase precooling capacity,” Still continued, “by installing our vertical precoolers, with pallet racking, so they can precool two-pallets-high.”

“So our customers can more than double their daily cooling capacity,” Still explained, “without having to build expensive additions, or deal with other time-consuming and expensive issues including zoning, permits, land conversion, building construction, and related.”

The vertical airflow design also provides for more-uniform temperature reduction, as all pallets receive the same temperature and pressure airflow.

“Pre-cooling” – which is the term for quickly reducing the temperature of fresh harvested fruit and vegetables, to ideal temperatures – greatly helps to extend the shelf life and net weight to sell, of almost all fresh produce.

Global Cooling is a leading supplier of refrigeration designs to fresh fruit companies in the Philadelphia region, and exports worldwide.

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About Banana Jim

Invented Tarpless Ripening in 1990 (some would argue that!), working at D Theoderedis in Bethlehem, PA. Founded Thermal Technologies, then sold it in 1997. Now head up Global Cooling, with the best ripening rooms and precoolers available. Ethylene scrubbers and ultrasonic humidifiers, too.
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