Temperature Distribution and Effects of Insulation and Night-Time Ventilation in an Army Warehouse
ARMY NATICK LABS MA FOOD LAB
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The report contains the detailed analysis of the frequencies, means, and standard deviations of temperature observations made at sixteen positions in the storage area and in food containers in two bays non-ventilated and night ventilated of an Army warehouse at Richmond, Virginia, during a three year period. Hourly temperatures at all points are reported for several selected hottest days. Temperature distributions by months and for the total year at each position are given in tabular and graphical form. Thus, if an empirical temperature degradation relation is known for a given food, the expected storage life at this warehouse may be predicted. Storage monthly mean temperatures were found to be highly significantly correlated with outside air mean temperatures, facilitating prediction of effective mean storage temperatures for laboratory simulation where only ambient data are known.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies