2004 FPC, with its main product, the SIS System, was awarded with the Intel 2004 Tech Museum Award in the Environment category, in California, USA. The Tech Museum Awards are sponsored by United Nations University (UNU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and leaders businesses and institutions from Silicon Valley. 2003 The SIS System obtained the Technological Innovation award at the FIMA Agricultural Fair, held in Zaragoza, Spain. FIMA (International Agricultural Machinery Fair) is one of the most important technological fair existing in Europe. 1998 The SIS System obtained the "Rolex" award, given by the Rolex Company of Switzerland to the best technological innovation. Thousands of applicants worldwide compete for this award and only fifteen of them are recognized for their excellence. 1995 the SIS System obtained the "GĂŠnesis" award, given in Uruguay by the Ministry of Industry to the best invention patent.
FROST PROTECTION CORPORATION (FPC) commercializes worldwide the patented SIS System. More than 2000 SIS units are installed in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. With an excellent team supporting great products and services, FPC is the leader company in frost protection solutions.
Simplicity and flexibility in frost control
2009 FPC FPC gets National Award for Innovation "Premio Nova" to the small SME innovator, awarded by the Red Pro PYMES, Montevideo, Uruguay.
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LOW OPERATING COSTS SIS System has the lowest operating costs of any active frost protection method. 2 to 5 hp per ha are usually required to run a system
EXCELLENT SCALABILITY Cost-effective protection of large areas of crops (like citrus, olives, corn, canola, sugarcane, coffee, etc) is now possible by using larger SIS machines (SIS M15 and SIS M25)
MOST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY SYSTEM
“For the first time in five years, and after applying the SIS Technology in the lower areas of the farm we have full harvest and very high quality. In previous years the frost caused severe damage, or directly lost crops in these areas. The increase in sales due to the total yield and quality without deviation is $ 0.3 m.” Anton Barker, Administrator BFT orchard (110 ha of Apples, Southafrica) “We observed an increase of two to three degrees in the areas protected by SIS Technology on unprotected areas. I would never believed it, but I am very pleased to have them in my orchard ... It's like insurance against hail. ” Mike Jackson, Owner of Cornerstone Orchards (40 ha peaches, USA)
There is almost zero environmental impact associated to SIS operation. Noise pollution is minimal (one can talk normally next to the machine)
“For me the most important part of the SIS is that it uses natural convection currents of air ... We had temperature sensors in the orchard, and we observed a difference of 6 Celsius degrees.” Kirk Grace, Administrtor of Robert Sinskey Vineyards (4 ha of wine grapes, USA) “We started our vineyard operation in 1999 and we had frost damage every year since. It happens in the bud stage in late March and early April, when the frost affecting outbreaks causes its loss. I can tell you that we have used the SIS Technology for the first time this year and was 100% successful. We had no frost damage for the first time in four years.” Joe Laraneta, Laraneta Vineyards (10 ha winegrapes, USA)
A FROST RISK STUDY conducted in a given property provides extremely valuable info for the grower, including: - Site selection assessment - Inputs for a new planting design schemes - Feasibility of replanting in frost prone areas - Design of specific passive frost protection measures suited to the case - Frost Risk Study of a property to be p u r c h a s e d / r e c e n t l y acquired - Assessment of best and cost effective active frost protection
A FROST CONTROL STUDY is done in existing plantations when the frost damage is already known . The main objective of the study is to determine the best strategy for integrated frost control management, in order to efficiently control frost at the lowest cost. Among the results we obtain: - The explanation of the damaged areas - Passive measures for frost control - The design of active control by the TSIS sets the number and model of the SIS needed and their preliminary location.
CUSTOMIZED SYSTEMS For each crop and project area, a customized SIS system design by conducting a complete Technical Study is offered (including site specific passive measures design)
FPC has conducted tens of studies in USA, South Africa, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay in crops like grapes, citrus, blueberries, apples and many more. For learn more about consultancy services, please visit our webpage. Savings and investment payback achieved by some SIS users
LAS CALABAZAS Michoacán, MEXICO Avocado, 50 protected ha 1 SIS M25 and 1 SIS M3.5 units tractor powered.
NICHOLSON RANCH Sonoma, California, USA Wine grapes, 1 protected ha 1 SIS M5 unit, gas engine
WHITBY FARMS Basin City, Washington, USA Cherries, 20 protected ha 5 SIS M5 units, gas engine
BRIAN HEYWOOD Bay of Plenty, New Zealand Kiwifruit, 2,6 protected ha 2 SIS M2.5 units, electric
BETHLEHEM FARMERS TRUST Free State, Southafrica Apples, 110 protected ha 30 SIS M3.5 units, electric engine
CORNERSTONE ORCHARDS Central Valley, California, USA Peaches, 40 protected ha 3 SIS M15 units, tractor powered
ESTABLECIMIENTO JUANICÓ Canelones, URUGUAY Wine grapes, 347 protected ha 8 SIS M3.5, 16 M2.5, 1 M15 units.Electric engine.
AGROPECUARIA HUAYCAMA Catamarca, Argentina Olives, 350 protected ha 28 SIS M15 units, electric engine.
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