Case Study

Bespoke heating hire helps UK’s largest supplier of potatoes preserve produce

In order to preserve potatoes while they’re in storage, it is vitally important that an effective climate control solution is put in place beforehand. So, when the UK’s largest supplier of potatoes contacted us in search of a heater hire package for their factory, our specialists were quickly on site to develop a solution.

During the winter months, our client was struggling to get temperatures in their factory above -2°C, leaving the agricultural yield at risk of becoming quickly spoilt and unsaleable as a result.

Having assessed the factory and calculated the heating requirements needed for the area, we installed two FH4000 oil heaters – each accompanied by a thermostat to maximise fuel efficiency. Our experts positioned the rented heaters in opposite corners of the building, using recirculation ducting to heat the “cold-spots” within the factory.

The temporary heating solution was deployed within hours of initial contact, making it possible for the application to be kept at an ambient temperature of 8°C and thus prevent any damage to the crops.

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