In the Fraser Valley and other agricultural areas, we understand that produce refrigeration is vital at certain times of year. There is zero tolerance for refrigeration failure during peak season. We have serviced, designed and installed numerous water tunnel coolers, blast freezers and coolers, as well as high capacity ice machines.
A proper cooling and storage system preserves quality and allows for farmers in agriculture to have more control over their produce. Agricultural refrigeration needs to be adapted to product type, because each product has a different lifespan and deteriorates differently. For instance, softer fruits and vegetables can rapidly diminish if not stored at proper temperature. Whereas produce like potatoes can be stored for an extended period of time in a controlled environment.
Every hour before it reaches the retailers and the customers is vital to preserving eating quality. Lower temperature slows the rate of the products metabolism, sustaining cell life but reducing rate of degradation. A controlled atmosphere like a controlled environment room or greenhouse can decrease the amount of oxygen in the air while increasing the carbon dioxide concentration. This also helps to slow the ripening process, and gives suppliers more control over when to dispatch their product to retailers.
During harvest time it is essential to have properly functioning refrigeration equipment. Alpine Refrigeration has a fleet of vehicles ready for quick emergency response. If you’re equipment needs immediate repair or maintenance, call us now.