Improved CIPC Control

Development of CFD based modelling tools and retrofit solutions to provide improved CIPC control in potato storage to meet the new low residual limits and application levels.

The B-hive team supported Branston Ltd in completing this project funded by Innovate UK.

The project combined leading companies in potato store design and build, store energy and chemical control, potato handling & packing, with scientific support from AHDB Potatoes and Cranfield University Aeronautical group.

The project designed and developed tools and retrofit options to increase potato store efficiency and reduce crop losses by improving the critical airflow to evenly distribute treatments and equilibrate temperature in the breathing crop.

Innovate UK Logo