Multi Commodity Cold Storage 500 Mt

Any building or section of building that achieve controlled storage conditions using refrigeration can be regarded as a cold storage facility. Technically speaking, cold storage is a special kind of room, the temperature of, which is kept very low with the help of machines and precision instruments. Such a facility is usually employed for the preservation of perishable food products for extended time duration. Most countries adopt well recognized standards to be followed while designing and operating of all kinds of cold storage facilities .

Energy efficiency in buildings employed for operating cold storages is achieved through a multipronged approach involving adoption of bioclimatic architectural principles responsive to the climate of the particular location; use of materials with low embodied energy; reduction of transportation energy; incorporation of efficient structural design; implementation of energy-efficient other building system components; and effective utilization of renewable energy sources to power the building . Thus, design and development of cold storages in India has always being a big issue in this sense.

Indian climate can be easily classified into six major zones: cold and sunny, cold and cloudy, warm and humid, hot and dry, composite, and moderate. Translation of bioclimatic architectural design in the Indian context, therefore, provides aplethora of experiences and success stories to learn from. Several buildings have come up, fully or partially adopting the above approach to design.

India is having a unique geographical position and a wide range of soil producing variety of fruits and vegetables like apples, grapes, oranges, potatoes, chilies, ginger, etc. Marine products are also being produced in large quantities due to large available coastal areas. The present production level of fruits and vegetables is more than 100 million MT and keeping in view the growth rate of population and demand, the production of perishable commodities is increasing every year.

The farmers usually seek for favorable combination of circumstances to produce cash crops and earn remunerative prices. The consumers get the supply of perishable commodities with lower fluctuation of prices. Besides the role of stabilizing market prices and evenly distributing commodities both on demand basis and time basis, the cold storages also render several other benefits to the farmers and the consumers. Expensive raw materials like dry fruits, chemicals, essences and processed foods such as fruit juice/pulp, concentrate dairy products.


Plant Capacity       :        MULTI COMMODITY COLD STORAGE 500MT
land & Building        :        Rented
Plant & Machinery        :        Rs. 56.00 Lacs
Working Capital for 1 Month        :        Rs. 9.91 Lacs
Total Capital Investment        :        Rs. 74.91 Lacs
Rate of Return        :        39%
Break Even Point        :        59%

Uses Of Cold Storage
Types Of Cold Storages
Overview Of Cold Storage In India
Existing Cold Storage In Kerala
Present Status And Future Prospect Of
Cold Chain Industry In India
Market Overview Of Indian Ware Housing
Classification Of Refrigerated Storage & Refrigerants
Cold Storage And Refrigeration Industry In India
Working Principal Of Cold Storage
Selection Of Location For The Cold Storage
Properties Of Ammonia
Production Details And Process Of Manufacture
Optimum Storage Conditions For Vegetable R.H.
’85-90′ Except. For ( * ) 90-95%
Process Description (Cold Storage)
Operating Conditions
Method To Produce Low Temperature In Cold Storages
Emerging Energy Saving Concepts And Practices
Advancing Refrigeration Technology
Nh3/Co2cascade System
Ammonia Absorption Refrigeration Plants (Aarp)
Energy Saving Strategy During Design & Construction
Air Distribution Network
Energy Saving During Application Phase
Energy Saving Lighting System
Typical Layout Of Multi Commodity Cold Store Facilities With Construction Details
Materials Of Thermal Insulation And Its Application:
The Ancillary Materials To Be Used Include:
For Insulated Panel Structure
Technical And Design Section
Cooling Coils
Hydro Cooling:
Components Of Refrigeration System
Compressors And Condensing Sets:-
Remote Condensers:-
Frozen Food
Quick Cooling Methods
Forced Air Cooling:-
Vacuum Cooling
Insulation Thickness:
Technical Note
Selection Of Site :-
Orientation And Building Form:-
Space Requirement: –
Design Of Building:-
Internal Racking System:-
Thermal Insulation:-
Selection Of The Refrigeration Plant Capacity
& Machinery
Concluding Remarks:-
Capacity Of The Cold Storage For Different Heights Of The Potato Cold Storage
Recommended Thickness Of Insulation For Potato
Cold Storage Building Section
Design Specification For Cold Storages
Of Different Capacities
Suppliers Of Plant & Machineries
List Of Consultants Who Can Install Cold Storage
Refrigerant (Freon) Gas

Appendix – A:

1. Cost Of Plant Economics
2. Land & Building
3. Plant And Machinery
4. Fixed Capital Investment
5. Raw Material
6. Salary And Wages
7. Utilities And Overheads
8. Total Working Capital
9. Cost Of Production
10. Profitability Analysis
11. Break Even Point
12. Resources Of Finance
13. Interest Chart
14. Depreciation Chart
15. Cash Flow Statement
16. Projected Balance Sheet

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