The Importance of Suitability Check in Location of Coolrooms and Freezers

13 September 2017

Expert walk-in contractors plan out their services. Rest assured, the practice is done professionally on paper or in computer space. Furthermore, the chosen installation site is gauged according to a suitability threshold. It’s hard not to wonder about the factors that influence this location-based study. Is this check used because the installation site is too small? Perhaps, or maybe there’s another factor in play.

Explaining Suitability Checks 

Contemporary coolrooms and freezers are factory manufactured and injected with composite insulation panels. It’s because of this pre-designed approach that the prospective site requires an initial suitability check. Will those wall panels assemble cleanly inside the desired room space? Perhaps an outdoor cooling enclosure is the only workable solution if the inspection falls short of a viable installation method. Even if those dimensional constraints are satisfied, there are other problems to consider.

Construction-Oriented Site Surveys 

As we all know, there’s a power hungry monster locked inside refrigeration equipment. The suitability check accounts for this energy exorbitant design by sourcing low-power parts, but the gear is still likely to draw more power than the average commercial appliance. With that fact in mind, the check turns its attention to the power distribution system, to cable capacity and line circuit breakers. High capacity circuitry may be recommended after the inspection so that the coolroom doesn’t create a system overload, one that would black out the entire kitchen. Similarly, the plumbing pipes, especially the drainage system, may need to be upgraded to handle a sudden defrost cycle.

Working with Ducting 

An unobstructed channel is essential here, with the airflow passing unhindered from some predetermined outside wall. If that outside area is blocked by debris, it must be cleared. Incidentally, if the muck and mess are airborne, then system filters are a must-have feature, for that particulate matter cannot be allowed to enter a sanitary area where edible foodstuff is stored. In order to underscore this provision, a maintenance program should be recommended by the suitability check. Depending on the results of the inspection, the program could initiate a daily or weekly filter check so that a satisfactory hygiene threshold is established in the coolroom.

On a deeper level, the professionally conducted inspection comprehensively assesses factors that are invisible to others. The floor, for instance, could be energy leaky, so floor insulation would be required. Beyond the floors and walls, their dimensional outlines and insulating properties, there’s the site construction to assess. These checks ensure the existing ducting and plumbing and electrical fittings are up to the job of working with a powerful coolroom.

Mark Connelly
C&M Coolroom Services
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