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Re: GSBN:Query from Spain: SB & cooling technologies
- To: Mark Piepkorn duckchow@..., GSBN@...
- Subject: Re: GSBN:Query from Spain: SB & cooling technologies
- From: Derek Roff derek@...
- Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2001 14:33:18 -0600
This is not a very large building, and many options might serve. It
depends on the desired layout, access, frequency of loading and
unloading the building, etc, as to what would be the most appropriate
configuration. Obviously, maintaining cold temperatures when the
surrounding environment is hot requires insulation. Strawbales seem
like a good candidate.
When I lived in Idaho, I learned that many farmers had used strawbale
insulation in barn-like structures to protect and store their
potatoes at the proper temperature. The two most common systems that
I saw were bales stacked over the top of arch-shaped metal quanset
huts, and bales stacked up the sides and over the roof of rectangular
section concrete buildings. Sometimes, A-framed wood structures were
used. In all cases, the bales were not structural. It was common to
cover everything with a few feet of dirt. Perhaps something similar
would serve this case. Kurt Rathman might have more info on the
Jumbo bales might be used, as well.
--On Thursday, April 26, 2001 11:30 AM -0400 Mark Piepkorn
I am contacted by a bio-farmer in the North of Spain who needs a
400m3 cooling space for preserving his crops just above freezing
Do you think straw-bale is an option ?
What about the cooling technology, any good suggestions ?
They live quite remote, ready for a challenge.
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