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27 O2. In Australia in the early 1970s, Little et al. (2000) pointed out the difﬁculty of converting refrigerated stores to CA stores, because the cork insulation made them so leaky. Modern CA stores are made from metalfaced insulated panels (usually polyurethane foam and its ﬁre-resistant form, called isophenic foam), which are ﬁtted together with gas-tight patented locking devices. The joints between panels are usually taped with gastight tape or painted with ﬂexible plastic paint or resin sealants to ensure that they are gas-tight.
3% for O2 levels of 2% and above. 15%. With continuing equipment development, the precision with which the set levels of CO2 and O2 can be maintained is increasing. With recent developments in the control systems used in CA stores, it is possible to control O2 levels close to the theoretical minimum. This is because modern systems can achieve a much lower ﬂuctuation in gas levels, and ULO storage (levels around 1%) is now common. Carbon Dioxide Control There are many different types of scrubbers that can remove CO2 from CA stores, but they can basically be divided into two types.
The inlet of the expansion bag should be situated before the cooling coils of the refrigeration unit, in order to ensure the air from the expansion bag is cooled before being returned to the store. Testing how gas-tight a store is is crucial to the accurate maintenance of the required CO2 and O2 levels. One way of measuring this was described by Anon. (1974). A blower or vacuum cleaner is connected to a store ventilator pipe and a manometer connected to another ventilator pipe. It is essential that the manometer is held tightly in the hole so that there are no leaks.