At C & M Coolroom Services we believe that your freezers and coolrooms need not only be professionally constructed, but completely safe and risk-averse. While most people take large walk-in freezers for granted, we understand that these are expensive projects that require several layers of planning followed by several more layers of safety checks and health standard testing. Today, we are going to talk a little bit about Coolroom and Freezer construction as well as why it is absolutely imperative that your project meets the health and safety standards that are expected of you.
Health Standards for Coolroom and Freezer Construction
Whether you are running a grocery store or a restaurant, being able to properly cool, chill and freeze your product is of the utmost importance. Of course, this does not preclude people from trying to take shortcuts and/or hedge their bets with a sub-par product. With that being said, having a high-quality coolroom or freezer that meets all health standards is absolutely necessary. Let’s talk about those standards and what you can do in order to make sure that your coolroom or freezer meets them.
At C&M Coolroom Services, we focus on providing you a custom built and custom designed coolroom/freezer. With our construction, we focus on meeting all of the health standards that are imperative to keep your business running. A few of the health standards we focus on include:
1. Vermin Control
2. Temperature Control
3. Specialised Sealant
4. Continuous Lamination
During the construction process, after you have designed your freezer and had your quote written up, we focus on several important construction aspects. All of our panels are covered with industry strength silicon sealants which helps to keep your freezer insulated and free from temperature and humidity fluctuations. The lamination process we pointed out above helps to bond to your panel, thus giving you easy-to-clean surfaces that are far healthier and safer for your walk-in coolroom or freezer. These specialised panels also help to provide you with a bacteria and mould resistant surface which prevents you from having to turn to protective painting.
After our construction is done, there are several other health standards that need to be met. For cold rooms such as the ones we’ve been describing, you need to have several other factors going in your favour. Those factors include the ability to open the door from the inside, a way to communicate through the door, as well as complete temperature control.
The C&M Advantage
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A fully sealed freezer equals an energy efficient appliance, especially when that appliance assumes gigantic proportions. Furthermore, this threshold gasket stops the refrigeration unit from aging then failing in a wheeze of worn components. It’s strange how this often ignored enclosure cushioning can make such a big difference, but it really does. Regarded as an important part of the freezer system, door seals are built to conserve energy.
Rising Above Conventional Reasoning
What knee-jerk line of reasoning spins the wheels of the average mind here? There’s the notion that a substandard gasket will warp or wear. That damage will then cause a gap to form, which means the freezer envelope is compromised. Okay, there’s nothing wrong with that reasoning, but it is a little short-sighted. Think of the domino effect, the fact that this poorly installed or poorly manufactured lining is generating a number of ensuing issues. Chief among them, the compressor is bending over backwards to balance the leak.
It’s a Slippery Slope
What’s been proven thus far? The ‘bad’ door gasket on this hypothetical freezer isn’t performing at its best. If the elastomeric material doesn’t spring back into position after numerous door closures, the flexible lining is starting to look a little ragged around the edges. A leak develops, energy efficiency figures take a hit, and the problem worsens. The thermostat is still set at a desired subzero temperature, right? In all probability, the refrigeration unit will pull the interior temperature low, perhaps even as low as the frosty level marked on the thermostat. More than likely, though, the compressor inside that powered unit will be forced to run continuously. That always-on electrical box is certainly going to guzzle electrical kilowatts.
Detecting Less Obvious Door Seal Problems
It’s worth noting the way different rubbers react to thermal extremes. So far, the issues mentioned here have described situations where the door gasket becomes battered and warped. Sometimes, however, tiny cracks spread across the rubber. The elastomer losses its stretchy properties because of the cold temperature. The nearly invisible fractures leak energy, but the employees point their accusing fingers at the innocent refrigeration appliance or the wall insulating panels. Fortunately, a seasoned refrigeration technician knows better, because this individual will always check this high-impact threshold point for such hidden flaws.
Just like the energy wasted by a poorly performing door seal, it would be a waste of energy to deny just how important this threshold gasketing really is within the operating hierarchy of this wattage-hungry cooling system. It must be installed properly, perhaps even heated, and most definitely considered an important operational part of the freezing equipment’s pecking order.
C&M Coolrooms can create a custom solution for your specific needs. Talk to one of team members today.