Airius air destratification fans are helping to keep warehouse temperature and humidity just right for a Connecticut based distributor of Dutch flower bulbs.
As the busy flower bulb shipping season was under way this summer and fall, officials at Van Engelen Inc. said their installation of Airius Air Pear Model 45 fans was doing a “spectacular” job of moving air from their warehouse ceiling and keeping air circulating around pallet racks full of millions of flower bulbs.
The company, in Bantam, Connecticut, sells more than 800 varieties of Dutch flower bulbs and herbaceous peonies.
“We monitor closely temperature and humidity as this is crucial for our bulb inventory that comes from the Nederlands in climate-controlled containers,” said Alexander VandenBerg, with Van Engelen. “The fans help tremendously, keeping both at close to ideal levels.”
The company installed eleven Airius Model 45 fans in their warehouse, which has a 22.5-foot ceiling. The bulb distributor also installed five Airius Model 25 fans in the warehouse area with a lower 10-foot ceiling. That air circulation, VandenBerg said, is also keeping warehouse staff comfortable as they get shipments ready.
Before the 2017 bulb season gets going, VandenBerg said the company will be evaluating how the entire ventilation system is operating. He’s expecting to order a few more Model 45 fans to continue to improve airflow throughout the warehouse.
Van Engelen, online at www.vanengelen.com (wholesale) is a sister company with John Scheepers flower bulbs at www.johnscheepers.com (retail). Both companies are family owned. The late Jan Ohms, fourth generation Dutch flower bulb specialist, spent his entire life in the flower bulb business. Most of his life he worked importing and selling flower bulbs in the United States.