Vertex Refrigeration and Air Conditioning were undertaking a project requiring the fast cooling of table grapes. The brief was to ensure that field heat was quickly removed, and the high quality of the grapes was maintained.
Oomiak supplied two Oomiak Fast Coolers (OFC). OFCs work by forcing chilled air through the product. This ensures the heat is quickly and efficiently drawn away from the product without undue moisture loss. This is a very efficient and effective way of cooling and a much better solution than conventional coolrooms which simply cool the outside of a product stack.
Oomiak uses patented AFCM technology in the OFCs and offer improvements over other forced air or pressure coolers because of new design features including:
- Improved air circulation through the product for more consistent colour change
- Significant increase in system operational energy efficiency
- Lower servicing costs
Oomiak has significant experience in the design and construction of specialised cooling systems to serve grapes, avocadoes, bananas, mangoes and other high value produce.