Should Thickness Matter in Plastic Strip Curtains for Coolrooms?

To create a flexible doorway, one that’ll wholly protect a coolroom, the barrier material must demonstrate one primary feature. Dropping from threshold ceiling to the floor, from the entryway’s left side all the way to the right frame edge, the chosen material has to hang straight. Thick enough to assure a straight-edged seal, transparent vinyl Read the full article…

Common Problems and Issues in Commercial Freezers

There’s no getting around the issue, even though top-of-the-line commercial freezers come together rapidly to deliver advanced cooling features, they can still fall foul of a nasty system defect. In all likelihood, the problem will have developed elsewhere, and now it’s impacting your expensive coolroom. Let’s get to grips with the problem by identifying and Read the full article…

Quality Coolroom Installation: What Makes Up a Good and Reliable Installer?

On paper at least, expert coolroom installation teams deliver industry-superior solutions that exceed the expectations of demanding clients. More accurately, the cold room installer is involved with the project from start to finish, from concept stage to the moment the equipment is finally commissioned. What qualities best describe one of those master system installers? Experienced, Read the full article…

Important Things to Keep in Mind When Dismantling a Coolroom

Hygiene, that’s the very first word and thought that comes to mind when dismantling a coolroom. Procedures have to be discussed and managed, then the operation begins. Are the old insulation panels recyclable? For newer materials, that’s an option. However, older materials, including fibreglass, are not normally recyclable. They absorb moisture. Wet and falling apart, Read the full article…

Is There a Recommended Thickness for PVC Plastic Strip Curtains?

Because of the cold application areas and visibility issues, PVC curtain thickness is decided by a “Goldilocks” styled design approach. If the material is too thick, it becomes opaque. An approaching member of staff can’t see what’s going on beyond the plastic strips. Furthermore, the material becomes rigid and hard to push aside when it’s Read the full article…

Small Coolroom Design Principles

Asked to design a small coolroom, a sealed chamber that will efficiently store its perishable contents at a consistently low temperature, an installation team swings into action. There are questions to ask, answers to determine, and design principles to rule every decision. Keeping energy expenditure low, the expected cold room load is sought out, probably Read the full article…

Electricity Saving Tips for Coolrooms

Shut the coolroom door, that’s the first and most obvious electricity conserving tip. Ultimately, there’s a knock-on effect taking place inside that freezer or cold storage unit, after all. If there are thermally-based losses inside what should be a sealed chamber, then the refrigeration unit is forced to work harder. Working flat-out, that system part Read the full article…

Why Do Freezer Doors Use Magnets to Close?

Door magnets are added to freezers because cooling equipment has a flaw. Correction, it’s not a system flaw, just a simple law of physics, one that’s not always easy to remedy. A sealed enclosure by design, freezers trap air. Consequently, a positive system pressure develops because of the refrigeration unit. Left unattended, positive pressure causes Read the full article…

Different Types of High Thermal Insulation Materials for Commercial Freezers and Coolrooms

How many system-critical components are there inside a modern commercial freezer? Which key engineering element impacts coolroom efficiency the most? A powerful but energy efficient refrigeration unit is essential, naturally enough. Then there’s the environmentally safe refrigerant to examine, plus a properly sealed door. Just as important as any one of those features, high-thermal insulation Read the full article…