Causes of Cracks and Breakage in Coolrooms and Freezer Door Seals

27 June 2018

To say that your freezer or coolroom is an important part of your business would be an understatement. Having a proper location to store all of your foods or products that require extensive temperature cool is an integral factor for people in a variety of different industries. Coolrooms and freezers are employed in everything from medicine to food storage, and all of the different categories in between. Temperature control in these situations is a requirement and that means that special attention must be paid to the quality of door seals for the cooling and freezing facilities. When a door seal fails, you lose control of the quality of your room. With that introduction out of the way, what are the causes of cracks and breaks in your coolroom or freezer seals?

Breaks & Cracks in Door Seals for Coolrooms and Freezers

No matter how big or small your coolroom or freezer actually is, the utility can only be effective if the door is properly sealed. Consider running your air conditioner at home, don’t you make sure to close all of the doors and windows? The reason is obvious: you want a seal that keeps the cool air in, thus allowing you to control the temperature of the location. However, when your seals begin to break down, you end up losing control. What causes these cracks and breakages in your freezer seals and coolroom seals?

1) Temperature Changes – Rubber seals will all react differently to prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures, such as the temperature of a freezer. Over time, these extreme temperatures can cause minor fracturing to occur then leads to larger cracks forming. The cracks will be further exacerbated by the extreme temperature and your cooling unit will have to work overtime in order to compensate, thus creating more issues.

2) Wear and Tear
– When the integrity of your door seal is compromised by physical trauma, such as the routine wear and tear from opening and closing the door, problems can start to crop up. In such extreme temperatures, even a slight crack can begin to grow. Small cracks tend to prevent the elastomer from maintaining its elasticity, thus causing further problems down the line.

C&M Coolroom Can Help You Today

Here at C&M Coolroom Services, we have spent more than 20 years working in the construction and consultation of Coolroom & Freezer utilities. We are a WPCG accredited company that offers a wide variety of industrial and commercial coolrooms and freezers. If you would like a quote or estimate, reach out to us today. Our services can help laboratories, factories, restaurants, food processing plants and more.

Mark Connelly
C&M Coolroom Services
Mobile: 0412 536 315

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