Does your business in Perth deal with perishable goods? If so, then investing in a quality cold room is a mandatory asset to your business. Cold rooms are an essential part of the food manufacturing, pharmaceutical, laboratory testing, medical, veterinary sciences and the mortuary industry. Proper insulation ensures that these businesses can store their products safely, and sustain their products for the long haul.
In today’s article, we are exploring the topic of cold rooms, and other considerations to maximise efficiency.
Types of insulated panels to consider for your cold room
To prevent air leaks and to regulate temperature, your cold room would greatly benefit from Insulated panels. This is an innovative way to maintain your cold room. An insulated panel is a building material that consists of a core layer between two structural boards. You can have peace of mind in knowing that your insulated panels are strong, durable and require less timber than standard construction.
The common types of insulated panels that your Perth business could consider include:
- Polyurethane insulated panels
- Compressed straw core insulated panels
- Expanded polystyrene insulated panels
- Neopor insulated panels
Cold room design considerations
Depending how cold you want the cold room to be, you will need to consider the thickness of the insulated panels. Furthermore, it is important to consider the weight of the products you need to store, external heat exposure and even the foot traffic when designing your cold room.
Insulated panels can be used for external walls, flooring and rooftops. First, we have the interlocking freezer walls. These are the floor-to-ceiling walls that surround the cold room. One of these walls can be a large door. There are times that this door is just a regular door built into one of the walls. The panels on these walls are designed to eliminate potential gaps, preventing air leaks.
The floor usually requires additional insulation to prevent heat transfer from the surface, particularly if the room itself will have frequent movement, and foot traffic. Finally, the roof is either exposed to sunlight or foot traffic from the floor above and may require additional insulation.
Thermal insulation system features
It is important to also consider the attributes that make a quality insulation. We recommend:
- Having a minimum R-value of up to 40 for high thermal efficiency
- The panels being between 5cm to 30cm in thickness
- Completely sealing off the insulation to avoid air leakage and dust collection
- Have high compressive strength to withstand being under the floor
Design a fit-for-purpose cold room in Perth
for all your designing and installation needs when it comes to your cold room in Perth. We consider your business, the space in which we are installing the cold room and your commercial objectives. Furthermore, have peace of mind knowing that your cold room by Allfield is constructed to the highest standard by Perth’s most trusted commercial refrigeration specialist. Get in touch.