When you implement a coolroom customisation program, there are factors that need to be considered. You’ve established storage capacity, but have you thought about the architecture of the walk-in unit? That new shelving layout you dreamed up looks fantastic, but is it going to obstruct airflow? It’s not that customised coolrooms and freezers aren’t practical projects, but the tailored enclosures do require a trained eye to prevent cooling debilitation.
Walk-in coolrooms vary dramatically in size. The refrigeration unit in there has been designed to handle large volumes of air, but how is that volume formed? One thing’s for certain, if the customised chamber incorporates numerous twists and turns, the freezer or coolroom’s performance will take a hit. When the opportunity arises to influence the sealed storage room’s dimensions, keep things simple so that the airflow isn’t hindered.
Your business premises rely on this cooling equipment. It’s a major investment, one that can be customised, but only with care. The door of the coolroom subscribes to this approach. There are spring-loaded doors and sliding entryways. Glass windows are desirable, but a featureless doorway is better at stopping energy leakage. Textured insulating panels on the interior walls are next. Classed as an essential walk-in feature, the very walls that keep the air chilled, the panelling can be customised. Of course, the flashy new walls must retain their energy insulating properties. It’s the same with the floor. A material that enhances grip or provides utilitarian access to the room’s chilled contents is a commendable custom-built feature. Unfortunately, a utilitarian concrete floor warms up during the summer months, so consider an insulated floor, a decking slab that’s rated as an R25 thermal barrier.
Prioritising Walk-In Features
Essentially, your every made-to-order requirement is assessed by the installation technician, but your system specifications must also satisfy all current occupational health and safety guidelines. Arguably, efforts could be made to realise a particular client vision, but it would likely be an energy inefficient monster, a construct that consumes great amounts of energy so that an impractical layout could be safely cooled. This counterintuitive approach may work, but it would be a costly folly.
Engineering rules come first. They’re processed alongside item storage guidelines. Next, comes your customisation requirements, a layout that suits your premises and your particular vision. This diligent installation methodology strives to fulfil your customisation imperative by tailoring every stage of the construction work, as per your unique terms. Subsequently, conditionally built coolrooms and freezers look and perform as you demand, plus they satisfy all operational requirements as determined by any relevant national safety guidelines.