Choosing a cold store for your business is no easy task. You will need to consider a wide range of factors & requirements to ensure you find the perfect cold store to suit your needs.
How does it work?
A cold store works in a similar way that a domestic refrigerator works. The cold store insulates an area and uses refrigerant equipped cooling units to lower the temperature inside to a certain level, specified by a thermostat. Cooling units usually work by heat exchange with air being drawn into the unit and then cooled down by the use of refrigerant chemicals, then blown out to circulate in the cold room lowering the overall temperature. The cold store will be monitored by a thermostat and if the temperature increases or decreases it sends a signal to the cooling unit to adjust its output accordingly.
What to consider when buying your cold store?
There are various factors to consider when choosing a cold store, for example:
The cost of your cold store will depend on the size you require. The size will depend on what you need to store, the amounts and level of organisation required & available space. It is also worth bearing in mind that the larger the cold store, the more expensive it will be however it will be much more efficient than a number of smaller chillers.
- Temperature Requirements
A cold store will chill goods between 0°C and +18°C, so if you’re looking to store products at that temperature then you’re looking in the right place. If you’re looking to preserve your goods at a lower temperature, then perhaps consider our blast freezer/chiller range.
The industry you are buying for will have an impact on the cold storage solution you choose, as well as the features. Several industries such as the food & pharmaceuticals have exacting standards for hygiene & prevention of contamination making an easy-to-clean, easy-to-maintain cold store necessary.
These are just a few aspects to consider when choosing a cold store for your business. For more information take a look at our cold store range on our website or call us on 045 448 810.