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Overview of BEPPCO storage facilities

Overview of BEPPCO storage facilities

B.E.P.P CO is a successful potato chip manufacturer operating in Iraq that offers natural potato chip products under the following brands: Mr.Krisper and Mito. To optimize potato quality, B.E.P.P CO opened this season a new state-of-the-art potato storage facility that can provide optimal conditions for potatoes for processing at all times.

In this article we explore the conditions in which B.E.P.P CO stores its potatoes and the technologies and systems that are responsible for making it all work.
 
The capacity of each room reaches more than 1000 tons

The capacity of each room reaches more than 1000 tons

The cold stores were built on an area of ​​5332 square meters divided into 10 storage rooms, and it is one of the largest cold stores in Iraq, with a storage capacity about 10,000 tons.

The capacity of each room reaches more than 1000 tons.

The temperature, humidity and carbon dioxide concentration are controlled by a control system, that can be accessed in three different ways:

  1. Control panel on the door of each room
  2. The central control in the administration room
  3. A mobile application on smart phone
 
Control panel of the potato store

Control panel of the potato store

All these devices operate with a fully automatic system and an environmentally friendly refrigerant.

Emphasis was placed on a very important thing, which is the carbon dioxide ventilation and control system, all of this works with an automatic system and according to international standards.
 

The warehouse manager explains the storage control system to an audience including the Kurdistan Minister of Agriculture, Representation of the Dutch Embassy and BEPPCO CEO , Mr. Shaban.

A vertical lift system is used to double the storage capacity with a height of up to 8 meters.

A special wood imported from the best global origins and heat treated was used to withstand the storage conditions.
 
A special wood imported from the best global origins and heat treated was used to withstand the storage conditions

A special wood imported from the best global origins and heat treated was used to withstand the storage conditions

A special system for arranging the boxes was used to ensure that ventilation, temperature and humidity reached all the potatoes in the refrigerated store.
 
A special system for arranging the boxes was used to ensure that ventilation, temperature and humidity reached all the potatoes in the refrigerated store

A special system for arranging the boxes was used to ensure that ventilation, temperature and humidity reached all the potatoes in the refrigerated store

A Grimme automatic box filler is used for filling the boxes.
 
They use a Grimme device for the automatic filling of boxes

A Grimme automatic box filler is used for filling the boxes.

 
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Video impression of loading BEPPCO's potato storage facility at Beirut Erbil company

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