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What You Need To Know About Cold Room Installation

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Every commercial kitchen needs a cold room for longer storage. The success of a food business depends on the quality of food that it produces. 

Cold rooms are essential to prevent food shortages and wastage in the kitchen. They are made with a cold room panel and a freezer room panel that can hold food products at a low temperature for a long time. 

What’s more interesting about cold rooms is that you can easily find and install one that fulfils all your storage requirements. 

Much like your refrigerator, cold rooms are designed to keep produce from rotting or spoiling and provide temperature regulation, but on a larger scale. Commercial cold rooms are a necessity for food businesses or any organizations concerned with large scale food supply. 

They are used for keeping food products fresh and nutritious. These invaluable assets provide vital storage at optimum temperatures to keep food safe, limit waste, and meet required safety standards.

Cold rooms are essential to prevent food shortages and wastage in the kitchen. They are made with a cold room panel and a freezer room panel that can hold food products at a low temperature for a long time. 

What’s more interesting about cold rooms is that you can easily find and install one that fulfils all your storage requirements. 

 

Consideration

Before investing in cold room installation, there are 5 important things to consider. They are:

 

1. What do you want from a cold room?

Cold room installation can be expensive depending on several factors including size and materials used. You should be clear about your requirements for your kitchen before installing a storage room. 

One way to go about this is to estimate your storage needs and requirements. Installing a cold room that is too small for the amount of food that you need to store will mean that you may have to build another one. Knowing your storage capacity and requirements will help you save more eventually.

 

2. What are your specifications?

It is not enough to know the storage capacity of your kitchen, knowing the functionality of the freezer is as important. The operational requirements of your business should determine the type of cold room that you install. 

Tell your supplier to explain the functions of each freezer. This way, you will invest in a storage facility that will help you manage the kitchen efficiently.

 

3. Location and space

Have you thought of where you want to mount the cold room? Choosing the right location is important so that you will not end up taking all of the space in the kitchen during installation. 

Generally, small-sized freezer rooms are located near a backyard or loading bays to keep food fresh and nutritious as soon as the supplier delivers them.

 

4. Shelving

To maximize storage capacity, you can install shelving or compartment within the freezer room. This creates different zones so you can store various food items with ease.

 

5. Give room for scalability

Just because you run a small kitchen today doesn’t mean you won’t evolve tomorrow. When you are installing a cold room, think about scalability. Who knows, you may want to expand in the future? 

Therefore, making room to increase the size of the freezer room will save you building another one.

 

Instruction

Cold room installation is categorized into two parts: the insulation part and refrigerator part. Listed below are the installation instructions for an industrial cold room.

 

A. Insulation Part

Cold room installation is categorized into two parts: the insulation part and refrigerator part. Listed below are the installation instructions for an industrial cold room.

 

I. Cold room panel material

Polyurethane foamed composite insulation boards with stainless steel plates or spray-coated steel plates is the installation material used because it has flame-retardant, non-chlorofluorocarbon properties.

 

II. Cold room panel installation requirement

The joint seam between the two panels is around 1.5mm. During cold room installation, the seam between cold room panels must be sealed so that it is durable and reliable.

III. Cold room door

The cold room door has an “escape device” that features a door lock and unlocking function. When installing the door frames, electric heating (with protection devices) must be used to prevent the freezing of the sealing strips of the doors.

IV. Accessories

  • Pipeline holes must be moisture-proof, heat-insulated and sealed on every side.
  • LED lamps with moisture-proof, anti-acid, anti-alkali, explosion-proof and anti-corrosion properties should be used inside the warehouse.
  • Pressure balance should be installed to prevent and regulate the pressure difference between the cold room and the surrounding area.
  • The freezer must have drainage in the floor for ease of cleaning the cold storage.

B. Refrigerator Installation

  1. The installation of the air cooler/evaporator
  2. The installation of the refrigeration pipe
  3. The installation of the water drainage pipe

The Bottom Line

The cold room is an important asset to the catering industry. They are used in supermarkets, restaurants and anywhere food preservation is needed. Commercial cold rooms have a much wider use. 

For example, they are used by plant and flower suppliers and are also vital to keep medical or laboratory supplies at the right temperature. However, before investing in a cold room for your business, consider the aforementioned installation processes. 

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