Refrigeration Systems for Cold Storage Applications
As with every aspect of the design, our refrigeration design centers on your budget, need, and schedule. We have experience in every type of refrigeration system installed for today’s applications. For Freon systems this includes spit systems, self contained systems, packaged systems, and parallel rack systems. For ammonia applications, this includes the use of single screw compressors, twin screw compressors, reciprocating compressors, and rotary compressors to name a few.
Our engineers will objectively and accurately size the refrigeration based upon your product load, its incoming temperature (BTU’s), the time allowed to bring the product to the target temperature, number of people working in the environment, light fixtures in the space and their operating times, defrost methods and cycle times, your average ambient temperature and anticipated heat infiltration, square footage of walls and ceiling, and other common factors that contribute to the required refrigeration load. If you do not have the product load information, our consulting group can dig this information out of your operation.
For the evaporators used in your application, there is a myriad of selections from which to choose and there is a continual improvement in this technology. We will design and select the right unit for your application. If you need a low profile unit with a high CFM, you will get it. If the best application is to install a penthouse, you will get it. If you need them placed in a limited number of areas within the space, you will get only that number, but at a size to meet and exceed your needs. Have special needs for your drain pans and condensate lines, you will get it from our engineers. Need front access for the evaporators, you will get this new technology. Need ease of filter change to keep your units operating at peak efficiency, you will get it from Cold Storage Solutions. Are you located in an area with salt or other contaminants in the air? We solve that problem before it starts with special coatings for the equipment. Dependent upon your application we will use hot gas defrost or air defrost condensing units.
Many clients do not want the refrigeration equipment visible, yet cannot for a many reasons, mount the refrigeration equipment on their roof. We solve that situation easily with our custom enclosures. These enclosures can be anything from fenced-in areas with open air and restricted access to totally enclosed with siding to match your building. They are designed to blend in with its surroundings, yet be fully functional for the equipment. Let our engineers and designers create an enclosure to meet your needs.
Non Refrigerated Structures
With the cost and tight schedules of today’s construction, many designers are beginning to consider the use of insulated panels versus simple brick, block & mortar, tilt-up, or pre-engineered metal building construction.
The reason behind this move is simple.
Speed of construction: On a recently completed 450,000 SF multi temperature food distribution center that used insulated panels for all walls, the construction time savings were in excess of 45 days.
Cost: In most markets, insulated panels and all necessary parts associated with their construction will cost less than conventional construction. If supported by storage rack in lieu of a steel superstructure, it can be considered a rack supported building and depreciated as equipment resulting in improved cash flow.
Ease of expansion: Rather than building knock out panels or removing a block wall, these panels are simply relocated. Little is wasted and once again the speed with which the task can be completed is much less than conventional construction.
Housekeeping: Housekeeping is a necessary cost for those operations that require a clean environment. Anything that can be designed into the facility to minimize the time needed for housekeeping offers a direct payback. Utilizing insulated panels in lieu of conventional wall construction facilitates the cleaning process.
Temperature control in hot climates:
Most dry warehouses/distribution facilities are either not cooled or minimally cooled. Using insulated panels in place of conventional wall construction offers a far superior insulating factor in the range of _____over brick/block, ____over tilt concrete panels.
Temperature control in cool climates: Insulated panels offer a uniform insulation around the entire facility. In pre-engineered metal buildings, the insulation is compressed by the superstructure thereby minimizing any insulation factor. Using insulated panels, you get full insulation over all walls and roof systems resulting in a higher overall R value. DRAWING DETAIL
Consider the use of insulated panels for all building needs. We can design the facility using panels to fit your need, schedule, and budget.