Mankind’s dominion over the environment is our greatest feat. We can light the night and warm our homes, but what of the indirect temperature management solutions we’ve created? Science has harnessed differing facets of environmental engineering to create enclosed spaces where we can dictate our own climates and maintain precisely monitored cooling systems that sit at or below freezing point. It’s by the use of coolrooms that we accomplish this frosty goal.
The twofold science behind the coolroom is keyed to the provision of adequate insulation and the incorporation of a refrigeration system, a scaled version of the compressor and condenser models used to freeze the family steak in home refrigerators. This walk-in refrigeration unit can be as small as a closet or as large as a warehouse, but each model shares certain characteristics. Those properties are rooted in delivering preserving effects through subzero temperatures, in stopping the invisible biological clock that decides how fast merchandise ages. But don’t take our word for it, not when there are so many example of the coolroom to be found in commercial and industrial applications.
Industrial Strength Food Cooling
Food spoils fast, and the only solution to this time-sensitive issue is to place the product in a cool space. In the home, we go about this task by putting meat and vegetables in medium-sized fridges. Imagine this scenario scaled upward many times over. From the source of meat production to the end processing stage, meat has to be kept at a subzero temperature. This means placing the butchered product on ice after the slaughterhouse has had its way, and it also equates to having a coolroom on the premises of the commercial facility, the restaurant or local butcher shop. Everything from seafood to the dairy products that have arrived from the local farm are subject to this cold chain procedure, thus guaranteeing freshness and safe edibility.
The Biological Storage Conundrum
Hospitals and research laboratories are, by in large, responsible for the guardianship of biological substances, the blood and organic parts that are part of animals in general and human beings in particular. A coolroom in this situation is digitally maintained to keep cool temperatures accurately controlled, although typically not freezing. Bacterial cultures and blood samples are prime examples of this application.
Quick-Freeze Industrial Cooling
Let’s round off our tour of the applications of the coolroom with a visit to the quick freezing capabilities of the blast freezer. This unit is responsible for dramatically cooling foodstuff at high speed. It literally freezes food so fast that water crystals barely have time to form, thus keeping the texture and flavour of the product intact.
Certain businesses rely on controlled environments for profit. There are flower shops, delis, groceries, fruit and vegetable marts, bakeries, restaurants, dairy shops, and breweries just to name a few. Some, if not all of their perishable items, need to be stored in a cool environment. Otherwise, they would spoil and go to waste.
The aforementioned controlled environment shops depend on coolroom services to keep their businesses running. But you’re not sure if you need them too. Here is a list of telltale signs that you need a coolroom as well.
It doesn’t matter if everything or only a few of the products you sell are prone to spoilage. As long as you have consumable items in your inventory, you require coolroom services. A walk-in coolroom or a display refrigeration counter prolongs perishable stocks, extends their shelf life and prevents them from going to waste. It keeps your products fresh and your customers happy. A coolroom also increases your revenue since you are less likely to spend on newer stocks.
Not all businesses sell products that spoil. Some controlled environment shops depend on coolroom services because they have ingredients that require refrigeration. Restaurants and cake shops are good examples. They don’t always serve fresh food, but they prepare meals and confectionaries by using stored ingredients. If you keep ingredients that may expire unless they are stored in a cool place, then you need a coolroom or a mobile refrigeration unit.
Keeping your products and/or ingredients fresh is good. But if you maintain several refrigerators to store them, you might as well shift to a coolroom. Having one too many refrigerators takes up space. They’re also costly to maintain since they collectively rack up on your electricity bill, and more often than not, require repairs more frequently than coolroom refrigeration units. Instead, you can replace your refrigerators with a single coolroom to free up space and save money on repairs and electricity. It just makes sense.
Is your storage space too crammed? A coolroom has a larger space for storage and can be modified to allow easier accessibility to stocks. Your staff wouldn’t have to waste time finding products or items since they can be efficiently stored in plain sight. The space of a coolroom can also be maximized for optimum storage. C&M Coolroom Services provides adjustable shelves and caters to the special needs of their customers.
Much like any business, yours is not immune to theft or vandalism. Someone might intentionally or accidentally tamper with the power source and risk the spoiling of your items. With a coolroom, you can protect your power inlet from these dangers and ensure the preservation of your products.
C&M Coolrooms can create a custom solution for your specific needs. Talk to one of team members today.