Basic Factors to Consider in a Custom-designed Coolroom
02 April 2019
Somewhere out there, a custom-built walk-in freezer has rejected its cookie-cutter layout. Elsewhere, perhaps in a remodelled supermarket, a designer has used out-of-the-box design practices to construct a glass-doored coolroom that looks appealing. Behind the steel and glass framing, beverage stockers are working unobserved. Clearly, singular designs, custom-designed coolrooms satisfy every conceivable client stipulation. However, for every unique system layout, an equally unique problem can develop. Avoid A Super Streamlined Layout Perhaps the cold room is going up in a smaller than average piece of floor space, or some interior designer believes the time has come to develop a super-skinny […]
What Comprises Daily Maintenance Checks Required for a Coolroom?
18 March 2019
Maintenance check logbooks can be found outside most coolrooms. Just look around for it before going inside. It sits in a slot or hangs on a string. If nothing else, the inclusion of this checklist recording medium shows just how important a daily maintenance schedule is as a health and hygiene assurance service. Permit us to flick through the logbook’s pages now, where the inspection schedule exacts its demands. Coolroom Maintenance: Daily Checks The inspection has a secondary purpose, to organise stored products so that a business concern stays profitable. Everything is in reach, and the staff members entering the […]
Cold Chain For Food Quality and Safety: Why Freezer and Coolroom Temperature Matters?
11 March 2019
Regarding operational cold chain strategies, there’s little point in blindly building a refrigerated supply, distribution and storage network. Such temperature-controlled frameworks require expert guiding hands, after all, plus the kind of equipment platforms that can absolutely guarantee an uninterrupted product transferral and apportionment policy. The major components assure food quality and safety, but then it’s the coolroom linkages that maintain the unbroken supply and storage chain. Configuring the Major Framework Components Crucially, cold chains don’t work if they’re littered with broken linkages. So, as a refrigerated and packaged batch of food makes its way down the production line, a continuous […]
Coolroom Temperature Control: Sanitation Requirements for Food in Restaurants
26 February 2019
The sanitation systems used in restaurants are arguably more important than any other eatery feature. Coolroom designers are fully aware of that fact. All things considered, the food processed by an eatery must be safe to consume. Now, to regulate food safety, there are pages and pages of hygiene-centric text on the subject. Being conversant in coolroom tech, though, we’re tackling the matter from a more machine-oriented perspective. The Food Safety Mandate The kitchen manager has marked out the storage areas and separated them from the food-processing rooms. Everything is safely segregated. The chance of cross-contamination is low. Even the […]
Should Thickness Matter in Plastic Strip Curtains for Coolrooms?
14 February 2019
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 plastic strip curtains use their dense materials to prevent cross-contamination incidents. Reinforced PVC Density Sticking with flexible PVC (Poly-Vinyl Chloride), this rugged plastic stays straight and hard-wearing as long as it’s manufactured in thick rolls. If the plastic’s thickness drops well below 1mm, well, the […]
Common Problems and Issues in Commercial Freezers
29 January 2019
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 then addressing common commercial freezer issues before they seriously undermine system functionality. Unique Commercial System Malfunctions Singularly vexing problems create system damaging gremlins in commercial freezers. Pulling its way through a frosty chamber, a pallet jack or heavy catering trolley is on the move. That’s […]
Quality Coolroom Installation: What Makes Up a Good and Reliable Installer?
15 January 2019
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, of course, elite industry professionals command several key system-installing talents. Team Rendered Multidisciplinary Talents As stated above, optimal solutions are made possible by an approach that’s actioned as soon as the project starts. For a less-than-stellar group of installation engineers, that attitude is sadly missing. […]
Quality Freezer Installation: An Essential Fastfood Restaurant Kitchen Equipment
13 December 2018
Fast food restaurants might not install fancy frills, but they do enforce the same food-safe regulations as any elegant eatery. Behind the swinging kitchen doors, the catering equipment is just as clean and just as functional, so the gear inside a diner is far from that, far from junk. Equipped with the latest and greatest refrigeration systems, fast food restaurants keep their burgers safely frozen. Buying In the Cold Storage Equipment Short-order cooks are busy frying up the burger meat. Fryers are nearby, sizzling with onion rings. The aromas in the kitchen are making the customers hungry, so an employee […]
Important Things to Keep in Mind When Dismantling a Coolroom
03 December 2018
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, the glassy insulation needs to be disposed of properly. Obey Proper Disposal Procedures The first matter of concern is a properly enforced disposal procedure. Older insulation panels need to be scrapped according to all national and international guidelines. For fibreglass, incidentally, it’s okay to just […]
Is There a Recommended Thickness for PVC Plastic Strip Curtains?
16 November 2018
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 so dense. Manufactured too thin, though, then the curtains no longer insulate or isolate. Coolroom PVC Curtains: The Goldilocks Width Not to be confused with bear-filled fairy tales or astronomy, the goal is to produce a curtain that’s not too thick or too thin. The […]
Electricity Saving Tips for Coolrooms
23 October 2018
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 then consumes more electrical power. Like energy-eating dominos, the knock-on effect spreads. Tip 1. Keep the Coolroom Door Closed Some folk get so caught up in their duties, they just forget the latest energy-saving memo. Put posters up on the walls, all around the door. […]
Why Do Freezer Doors Use Magnets to Close?
11 October 2018
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 the dreaded “door pop-open effect.” Door magnets prevent such seal breaking incidents from occurring. Freezer Door Magnets Sturdy but simple discrete magnets line a freezer door. There’s a blocky magnetic core, which mates with a flat plate on the swinging door. On another unit, the […]