White Papers/Case Studies

White Papers

Water Relations in Harvested Fresh Produce

The Postharvest Education Foundation (PEF), May 2015

Microflora Changes in Misted and Nonmisted Broccoli at Refrigerated Storage Temperatures

Faridah Mohd-Som, L. Art Spomer, Scott E. Martin and Shelly J. Schmidt

Misting Affects Market Quality and Enzyme Activity of Broccoli During Retail Storage

M.M. Barth, A.K. Perry, S.J. Schmidt, and B.P. Klein

Misting Effects on Ascorbic Acid Retention in Broccoli During Cabinet Display

M.M. Barth, A.K. Perry, S.J. Schmidt, and B.P. Klein

Case Studies

Slaughterhouse Case Study

Slaughterhouse

A dry, non-condensing fog, droplets that are so small they bounce off surfaces and very quickly raise the %RH of the chill room.

The problem: Costly shrink was occurring during the 24 hour primary chilling process, where fresh carcasses are spaced in a room designed to slowly reduce the core temperature. Corrigan was asked to maintain carcass weight while eliminating the moisture that had previously collected on walls and dripped from the cooler ceiling.

High relative humidity levels are needed to help with carcass weight loss and ensure quality chilling time.

The solution: A dry fog with droplets that are so small they bounce off surfaces and are quickly absorbed in the atmosphere raising relative humidity to the 90% RH set-point.

The result: The VaporDry™ warehouse humidity system reduced the carcass shrink from 3.0% to 1.5%. That’s a savings of $40.50 per hide on a 900 pound beef carcass valued at $3.00 per pound. The system paid for itself in two weeks! And no moisture collected on the ceilings or walls.

Open Seafood Case Issues and Solution

Seafood display

One VaporPlus™ nozzle fogs the entire display.

The design of open seafood cases is appealing to the shopper. Sleek, minimalistic and definitely open.

Trying to keep seafood presentable and fresh has always been a challenge. The drying effects of refrigeration on seafood is well known. Open seafood cases which readily allow water to evaporate into the drier surrounding air, have only compounded this difficult issue.

Fortunately, Corrigan Corporation has an open case solution that promotes longer shelf-life, reduces shrink and can even eliminate the need for ice.

Our nozzle design emits a controlled micron-sized water vapor resulting in a gently rolling fog. We strategically place the nozzle above the open case allowing the fog to cascade downward onto the seafood display area. Lastly, we control the system inlet air and water pressures as well as the on/off time to maintain the required relative humidity to maximize your seafood shelf-life.

The result is an esthetically pleasing open seafood case with a fog cover providing an overall fresher display.

Our customers’ report: it’s a real show stopper. Shoppers see the cloud from the other end of the store and are instantly attracted to the display.