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Cold Room: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Choosing and installing the best type of cold room for your business can be challenging because you have to consider a number of factors to ensure you are making the best choice to get the cold room that will fulfil your requirements.

A suitable cold room will allow you to efficiently store the products and preserve them for a long period of time.

There are some common questions associated with a cold room and how they work. In this post, you will get the answers to all of the frequently asked questions about cold rooms, including cold room panels and cold room installation.

Let’s start with some basics:

 

1. How does a cold room work?

The primary way in which a cold room works is similar to the working procedures of a traditional refrigerator. It includes insulating an area and using suitable cooling units to bring down the temperature to the desired level. This level of temperature is controlled by a thermostat.

These cooling units essentially act as a way of exchanging heat by drawing air into the unit and creating a cooling effect with the help of the refrigerant chemicals present in the unit. If the temperature rises or falls down to an unsuitable level, then a signal is sent to the cooling unit to regulate the temperature.

 

2. What are the main components of a cold room?

Following are the main components that are used in cold room installation:

  1. A compressor is used to compress the refrigerant gas.
  2. A condenser is used to cool down the hot gas and turn it into a cold liquid.
  3. Expansion Valve is used in controlling the flow of liquid gas and expand the liquid gas into vapour.
  4. Evaporator Coils play an integral role in boiling and expanding the liquid gas. Energy is absorbed when the coils are cooled down.
  5. Refrigerator Fans are used to circulate air over the cold evaporator coils and bring the temperature down of the entire cold room.
  6. Cold Room Panels and doors are equipped with reliable insulation to maintain the desired temperature.

 

3. Who can use a cold room?

There are many different applications of a cold room. Hence, anyone who wants to store a large number of products in a chilled and frozen state can choose to contact a cold room specialist for cold room installation in an efficient and professional manner. 

Generally, food businesses choose to install cold rooms to store the back stock of different products. It helps the businesses in keeping their kitchen fridges clear and well-organized.

More space within the walk-in fringe will improve the organization as well as reduce the time needed to clean the fridge.

Similarly, pharmaceutical companies also need cold rooms to store different medicines, injections, and vaccines that have to be stored in a cool environment at a suitable temperature.

 

4. How to maintain a cold room?

It is important to pay special maintenance to the maintenance of the cold rooms because when they are being used regularly, there are many different things that can go wrong or deteriorate over a period of time.

For instance, if you are not able to keep the temperature within your specified range, there is a high chance that the products inside the cold room will get damaged to a great extent, and the food will get stale.

This process can be made easier by hiring a cold room specialist who is willing to conduct regular temperature checks and perform a thorough inspection of the cold room to make sure everything is working as per the ideal working conditions.

Regular maintenance will help you in avoiding a lot of different issues in the first place.

 

5. What is the ideal temperature of a cold room?

There is no one specific answer to this question because the temperature of the industrial cold room completely relies on your requirements and the kind of products that you want to store in the cold room.

Once you contact a cold room specialist, you will have to tell all of your requirements and expectations to ensure the specialists are able to install the best type of cold room for your business.

Generally, the following three types of cold room temperatures are common in most businesses:

a. Ambient Cold Room

In this kind of cold room, the room temperature is around 15°C to 25°C while the cold temperature is anywhere between 8°C to 15°C. This kind of temperature will help you in keeping the food fresh for a longer period of time.

b. Walk-in Cold Room

It has a standard room temperature of 2°C to 8°C.

c. Walk-In Freezer Room

If a business is storing frozen goods, a walk-in freezer room can be used that has a temperature of minus 15°C.

 

The Bottom Line

As we know, there are many different cold rooms available in the market. The methods of cold room installation have also evolved and improved over time.

To get the best solution for your business, get in touch with Teck Chuan Industrial Sdn Bhd, your friendly and professional cold room specialist.