Previous conferences: 

  1980 : Rome, Italy 
  1983 : Perth, Western Australia, Australia 
  1988 : Singapour 
  1992 : Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 
  1996 : Nicosie, Cyprus 
 2000 : Fresno, California, USA  
 2004 : Gold-Coast, Queensland, Australie 
 2008 : Chengdou, Chine, 
 2012  : Antalya, Turkey 
7 – 11 November 2016 – New Delhi
The PhosCapt-MP will be presented at the 2016 International Conference on Controlled Atmosphere and Fumigation in Stored Products 
held every four years with this year’s conference taking place in New Delhi.
The CAF is the opportunity to present research, technical work and experiments to the small world of fumigation. 
It is an especially important occasion for us at Captsystèmes to network with foreign colleagues, always an enriching learning experience. 

There are nine conference sessions and scientific topics: 

1- Biological responses of organisms to CA and fumigants 

2- Quality preservation, safety and protection of the environment 

3- Methyl bromide alternatives and novel fumigants 

4- Fumigant application technologies 
5- CA and hermetic storage application technologies 

6- CA/ fumigation engineering aspects 

7- Insect resistance to fumigants and pest management strategies 

8- Quarantine and integrated CA management 

9- Traditional storage systems
June 2016 – South of France
A cereal grain cooperative in the south of France has stepped up its activities.  
Conscious of the potential that this technique represents, one of the largest cereal grain cooperatives in the south of France has launched a wide-scale fumigation campaign. 
With seven technicians trained and accompanied by Ceres Innovation, they are carrying out their treatment on their own. 
Gas concentrations are being followed for each fumigation. 
1. To verify the insecticide efficacy of the treatments and to be able to show the client the concentration curve if need be. 
2. As a great time and manpower saver and in order to take measurements safely.  
Like for thermometry, an Ethernet network allows one to remotely operate the instruments and visualize the results from a centralized computer. 
The photo opposite shows a large-scale fumigation with 27 cells of 1500 T of durum wheat, monitored by 9 PhosCapt MP. 
Like electric cables, measuring tubes are brought to the measurement instruments situated at the top of the cells by the cable works. 
At other sites, the measurement tubes are set at the bottom of the cells. 
PhosCapts are robust and reliable devices, conceived for the grain industry. 
They respond to the following demands: 
Their anti-dust filters protect pumps and cells. 
The pumps are sized to respond to tube lengths up to 200 meters/650ft. 

June 2016 Australia
The PhosCapt MP is used in Australian atmospheric conditions. 

Australia produces an average of 34 million tons of grain, of which 10 – 15 million tons come from Western Australia. 

In this state, harvests are highly variable, entirely dependent on winter rainfall and requiring very reactive fumigation treatment. 
At the end of the season, if the weather remains favorable, Australia’s 2016 harvest is predicted to be a good one with 18 million tons of grain.

Yet, its permanent stock capacity will not be adequate to store the surplus. 
To cover this lack of space, the grain will be stored outside on tarmac under tarps.  
These piles are called bunkers. 
The bunkers are metal structures into which the grain is poured and then covered with waterproof tarps, glued together.

The grain is fumigated as soon as the pile is full. 
It is inspected before the fumigation to check the tarp gas-tightness. 
This year, the number of bunkers will be enormous, so much so that tarp manufacturers will be working 24/7 to satisfy the demand. 
In Western Australia, gas concentration monitoring is mandatory in order to avoid poor treatments liable to create insect pesticide resistance. 
But these bunkers are often situated near production sites, which are isolated and far from central silos. 
Concentration monitoring requires continual and often long journeys for the technicians responsible for taking measurements. 
A PhosCapt is currently being tested in different configurations by Chris Newman, our representative in Australia. 
The PhosCapt MP is responding well to these difficult conditions due to: 
Its capacity to carry out automatic measurements over tubes as long as 200m/650ft in total autonomy, with no need for a technician. 
-Its transmission of data over 3G networks (a necessary condition to remotely follow the evolution of gas concentrations in case one needs to add extra gas). 
In certain isolated regions of Western Australia where 3G network coverage is not optimized, the satellite communication option is recommended. 


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