Case Study

Blueberry yield protected during summer heatwave

When a distinguished farm in eastern England required air conditioning to help keep produce cool during the height of summer, they approached us in search of a practical solution. As an existing client, they knew Andrews would be able to offer same-day delivery which was extremely important given how quickly high temperatures can affect perishable food.

Our customer was looking to keep vast quantities of freshly-picked blueberries in a makeshift storage centre, but as construction had not been completed, some temporary cooling assistance was needed immediately.

We recommended the deployment of a PAC 22 split-type air conditioner after calculating that approximately 6kW of cooling would be sufficient. The enquiry was handled over the phone and culminated in our equipment being delivered to site less than four hours after original contact.

Once commissioned, our unit ensured the application’s temperature was maintained at 12°C throughout the two months it was on hire. The fruit was therefore kept unspoiled during this period and was delivered in perfect condition to various retailers nationwide.

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