Each cold store design is different and requires an individual approach – so our projects and cold store designs are always tailored to the needs of the Business Partner. They also meet the highest of EU and international standards.
In the construction of a cold store one needs to be aware of the various manufacturing processes typical of the industry it serves. The conditions that must be met in the cold store depend on the type of product to be stored there. The temperature required in the cold store may also depend on the expected shelf-life of a particular product and, indeed, whether or not a particular fresh product should be placed there in the first place, for freezing later.
The typical temperature range in refrigerators is from 0 to 10°C, but for temperatures from -1 to 1°C, so-called “around zero” chillers may be discussed.
In terms of design, we offer refrigerated chambers entirely assembled from sandwich panels with a PIR core.
The refrigerator doors are also an essential element of the chambers offered. These are chosen for their construction -which can either slide or rotate- as well as for the suitability of their insulation. Refrigerated doors can be fabricated in stainless steel chrome, aluminium or steel sheeting, coated with white plastic. The inside of the door is insulated with polyurethane foam while on the perimeter of the door, replaceable rubber gaskets are used to provide added ease in handling.
In CUBATO cold stores, PIR foam is the thermal insulation of choice. Insulation materials for refrigeration chambers are required to comply with certain standards such as good thermal insulation, high diffusion resistance and the ability to withstand stress, in that the materials used, should be stable and resistant to swelling caused by the intake of moisture. The materials used should also be odourless, rot-resistant, have a low flashpoint and be chemically stable.
The air conditioning in the refrigerated storage room should also be guaranteed. Its dimensions should be chosen according to the specificity of the room and the products stored therein so that new air introduced into the cold store does not need to be re-cooled unnecessarily, thus wasting energy.