Transportation, storage and safety

Postharvest handling of fruits and vegetables and delivering them fresh and of high quality to different destinations requires creation of optimal storage and transportation conditions.

After harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables continue metabolic activity resulting in the respiration process which involves the oxidation of sugars to produce carbon dioxide, water and heat. To extend the storage life of a produce it is necessary to pre-set temperature and monitor carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the storage facilities.

Moreover, monitoring CO2 levels is essential to ensure safety of personnel working in warehouses and production facilities.

Humidity is another important parameter when creating optimal conditions. Humidity and dew point instruments help to accurately monitor moisture levels in the storage and transportation facilities.

Solutions for optimal storage and safety conditions

Optimal storage conditions must be constantly maintained for fresh produce. This can be done by monitoring humidity and CO2 levels.
Controlling humidity and temperature levels in refrigerated warehouses helps to reduce frost buildup and condensation, improve energy efficiency, and decrease defrosting costs.
Accurate monitoring of moisture levels in the air can reduce unnecessary heating and also reduce energy costs. 
Finally, monitoring CO2 levels is essential to ensure safety of personnel working in production and storage facilities. 


Fruit and vegetable storage monitoring

Maintaining the optimal storage conditions for fruit and vegetables protects the crops against loss of moisture, decay and aging.

By monitoring CO2, humidity and temperature in food storages, you can ensure products' freshness and taste, and reduce waste.

Discover more about the fruits and vegetables storage monitoring.

Refrigerated warehouses

Refrigerated warehouses preserve the quality of perishable goods that require refrigerated environment. 

Discover how measuring of various humidity parameters can streamline the efficiency of the refrigerated warehouses.

Condensation monitoring 

Proper humidity control prevents condensation on refrigerated cases.

Discover how humidity and dew point instruments help to accurately monitor moisture levels.

CO2 refrigerant monitoring 

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is an inexpensive, energy efficient and environmentally friendly refrigerant. However, the gas can leak and when in high concentrations, impose risk to life. 

Discover how to enable reliable CO2 leakage detection for the wellbeing of people working in COrefrigerated spaces.

CO2 monitoring in cold storage applications

In cold storages, vegetable storage facilities, fruit ripening rooms, food transportation, industrial refrigerators and wineries, it is important to accurately measure carbon dioxide (CO2) to ensure product quality and comply with environmental requirements related to safety.

Discover how CO2 can be reliably measured in a variety of applications.

Jade Smart Cloud monitoring system

Humidity and temperature, as well as environmental condition monitoring data can be managed using Vaisala’s cloud-based solution.

Vaisala Jade Smart Cloud monitoring system allows for easy measurement data logging, storage, reporting and alerting, for example, in warehouses, cold storages and manufacturing areas. Customers can use the data to gain better visibility over their applications, improve processes, streamline maintenance and optimization plans, and provide site analytics.

Discover how data can be collected and shared easily using the wireless Jade Smart Cloud monitoring system.

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