DYNAMIC CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE ROOM

  • US 20120097050A1
  • Filed: 10/26/2010
  • Published: 04/26/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/26/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A control system for use in a gastight storage facility containing perishable commodities comprising:

  • an enclosure defining an interior space of sufficient size to hold a representative sample of the commodities;

    an atmosphere valve selectively movable between an open position in which said interior space is in atmospheric communication with the gastight storage facility and a closed position in which said interior space is isolated from the gastight storage facility; and

    a controller for dynamically controlling the atmosphere in the gastight storage facility, said controller configured to control said atmosphere valve to selectively isolate said interior space from the gastight storage facility, said controller configured to determine a dynamic control value by analyzing atmosphere within said interior space while said enclosure is in isolation from said gastight storage facility, said controller configured to control the atmosphere in the gastight storage facility as a function of said determined dynamic control value.

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