The term “cold room” refers broadly to any refrigeration or cooling unit used in commercial food storage and the storage of perishables. Cold rooms include walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, condensing units, evaporators, refrigerated warehouses and packaged refrigeration systems. These products are not only used to keep food and beverages from spoiling, but are also used in floral storage and display, cigar storage, medicine storage and specimen storage. Some of the industries in which cold rooms are used include the food storage and processing, medical, floral and retail industries. Read More…
Cold rooms can be installed indoors or outdoors and, in order to accommodate application details such as these, they are typically constructed in part from heavy duty or stainless steel. They are also typically equipped with features such as energy efficient insulated panels, panel edge tongues and grooves, freestanding or integrated shelving units, digital temperature display and controllers, heated door frames, locks, motion sensor or flip switch interior lights, non slip stainless steel floors and more. Doors are available in a variety of styles, such as automatic, sliding, bi-part, reversible, in fitting and overlap.
Much like chillers, cold rooms vary in terms of their temperature ranges, the power level required to run them, the type of refrigerant they use, their internal and external dimensions, their internal and exterior finishes and some of their capabilities. Examples of different possible capabilities of cold rooms include automatic defrosting and trolley support. When manufacturers are creating cold rooms for their clients, they take into a number of different factors, such as: the type and volume of the product(s) to be kept cool or frozen, the amount of space required, whether the cold room will be built indoors or outdoors and how products will be removed from the storage unit (by hand or by machine). Considerations like these help manufacturers decide if and what types of shelving should go inside a cold room, what temperature range a cold room should have, the dimensions of a cold room, if a cold room should have insulating floor panels, what type of door should be installed, if room support and/or covering is required and more. Cold rooms are typically built to meet the requirements of government or industry standards such as those put out by the International Standards Organization (ISO). Cold rooms can be sold to wholesalers like refrigeration suppliers, floral suppliers, end users like restaurants, convenience stores, floral shops and bakeries, contractors and exporters alike.