Restaurants and other food service businesses typically need cold storage to prevent food and beverages from spoiling. Walk-in freezers and cold storage rooms allow businesses to store large amounts of food that need low temperatures. Cold storage rooms are also referred to as refrigerated rooms.
Cold storage can be installed either inside the business or outside on the premises. Outdoor storage units are constructed of weather-proof materials. Business owners might need to purchase additional components, such as doors, insulation and storage racks, to make their cold storage units functional. Cold storage features include exterior instruments to control the temperature and humidity. When purchasing cold storage, consider the following:
1. Order custom, standard or pre-fabricated modular walk-in freezers and cold storage rooms.
2. Add insulation to your walk-in freezer and cold storage rooms to prevent thermal leaks.
3. Organize your cold storage with racks.
Install walk-in freezers and cold storage roomsWalk-in freezers and cold storage rooms can be installed either by a custom manufacturer or by purchasing a pre-fabricated modular units. Using a custom manufacturer allows you to choose the size and features that best suit your business. Walk-in freezers and cold storage rooms can be installed either inside or outside. Some freezers and cold storage rooms require specialty doors.
Protect food and beverages with thermal insulationThermal leaks can cause food and beverages to spoil. The corners of a cold storage room or walk-in freezer can be vulnerable to leaks, as well as the creases where the wall meets the ceiling and floor. Some manufactured cold storage rooms and walk-in freezers require separate installation of insulating panels.
Purchase racks for your cold storage applicationCold storage racks provide organization and keep food off the ground. Although some racks are designed to store specific items, such as kegs, racks are typically versatile enough to be used in any cold storage application. Racks can often be stacked to provide more height.
- Cold storage shelving must be constructed from rust and corrosion resistant materials, such as plastic, chrome or aluminum, because of the high humidity in walk-in freezers and cold storage rooms.