How to Build a Temporary Cold Room

State of the Art Cooling Equipment for Your Temperature Control Needs

Plan your cold room project carefully. Focus on your objectives and only use a professional temperature control team who use VLTCs as standard.

Temporary cold rooms are often needed urgently – whether they’re to provide a chilled environment due to faulty refrigeration equipment, an alternate location during a refurbishment, or perhaps just to offer additional space on top of your current needs, it is challenging to create your own temporary cold room without specialist equipment.

Caterers, events companies and even funeral directors all rely on cold rooms in one way or another. Therefore, it is vital that anyone requiring the construction of such an environment does their research and uses professionals with high-quality equipment to create the desired effect and most importantly to reach the necessary temperature.

Plan Your Objectives

When designing your cold room, it is crucial to plan your objectives from the beginning of the project. Often, these are to keep and preserve stock without the risk of it defrosting and being spoiled. However, you will probably also have space requirements that need to be taken into consideration, as cold room rental space is usually minimal. Of course, you will also want as little disruption to your regular business operations as possible. This means that careful planning, particularly with regards to the location of your temporary cold room, needs to achieved.

The Advantages of VLTCs

Very low temperature fluid chillers, or VLTCs are regularly used by temperature control teams, as they are incredibly space-efficient and can be stacked on top of each other. They also require less ancillary equipment to reach and retain the set temperature.

Standard air-cooled chilling units do not offer the best chance of creating a cold room environment, and they are certainly not the most efficient option available to consumers. This is because by using them, you will need to use a lot of extra equipment, such as air handling units, to keep the room chilled. As a rule, the higher the chiller’s minimum fluid outlet temperature, the lower the chilling output, in kW, from the low temperature air handling unit. Therefore, additional air handlers must be used to keep that temperature dropping.

In comparison, VLTC units can go as low as -30C. In fact, the water-cooled units can even reach as far as -45C when combined with cooling towers or air-cooled chillers. Much less ancillary equipment is necessary to reach that desired temperature and keep it there.

Monitoring Your Cold Room

Depending on the duration of time that your cold room is due to be set up, it is crucial that the environment is monitored, so there is no risk of any equipment failing which could result in the temperature rising and potentially have a catastrophic effect on your business operations. Telemetry technology can be used to monitor all the cooling units from a remote location. This technology can perform diagnostic checks, check pump performance, fuel levels, consumption rates and observe load monitoring. Alerts will be sent back to the monitoring team who can then urgently dispatch engineers if required.

If you are in need of London generator hire and cooling systems professionals to build a temporary cold room for your business purposes, then always do your research and consult with temperature control professionals before committing to a project.