2018-07-04 By Maya Pillai
Cold rooms are used by a wide variety of businesses, from corner cafes to major food suppliers, so they can vary greatly in size. However, size isn’t the main variable when it comes to installation. There are lots of different factors which come into play when a cold room is installed.
Cold Rooms Vary Greatly
Some businesses need a simple system and are happy with a pre-built module that they can more or less plug in. But many others need walk-in coolrooms or a design involving many different modules.
One of the key factors is whether the items to be stored all require the same temperature, or whether several different temperatures need to be maintained.
Some commercial cold rooms from https://www.fridgefreezerdirect.co.uk/cold-rooms are in fact several rooms, with different fittings and temperatures. Others are simple walk-ins. And others are bespoke installations, designed for a particular purpose. It’s common for businesses to have a need for a clean area separate from traffic in and out of the cold room or a preparation area, where food is prepared in temperature-controlled conditions.
The Installation Process
The installation process involves talking to the business to find out how they will be using the cold room, how many people will be accessing the room, and at what times, what temperatures are required and so on. This gives the installers the information they need to ensure the installation goes smoothly.
After they have looked at the site, the installers will be able to estimate how long the job will take and how long the cold room will need to attain the required temperature. They’ll set up a schedule in consultation with the business owner, who will of course be keen to minimise the disruption to the business.
The business owner will need to know the health and safety guidelines for employees who will be working in the cold room. These include thermal clothing, and warming drinks – there’s a Health and Safety Executive summary here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/food/chilled.htm.
Installation involves building the structure with the insulation that will keep the cold in. The engineers can then set up the refrigeration system and make sure it is working properly. The power source needs to be integrated into the system.
And finally, the installers will tidy up and leave the new cold room ready for use.