Rigid walls and traditional insulated doors don't always do the best job when it comes to maintaining temperatures in air-conditioned or refrigerated spaces. If you're looking for ways to improve your cold storage conditions, consider installing a freezer wall. These partitions provide the perfect combination of flexibility, ventilation and cost-efficiency that food distributors and manufacturers need. Continue reading to discover why this wall type is a better solution for your warehousing needs.
1. Outperforms a Heavy Insulated Panel Door
Hefty insulated panel doors have long been the go-to-choice for retaining cold air while keeping heat and humidity out. The downside is that the weight of these units makes them difficult to open and close. This often results in high infiltration rates and lengthy door cycles, which increases energy loss. You won't encounter this issue with freezer walls because each panel is made from an 18-ounce industrial-strength vinyl fabric that encloses a microbial polyester batting.
2. Improves Chamber Airflow
Proper air circulation in a chamber helps maintain the desired temperature in a space. A freezer curtain wall provides the right amount of airflow due to its unique design. It has a pliable bottom sweep that creates a seal against the floor, which redirects the flow of air. With this feature, energy consumption is lowered and blast cycle times are reduced.
3. Minimizes Ice Build-Up
Employee accidents are an unfortunate aspect of running a business. In fact, slips, trips and falls rank in the top 10 causes of workplace injuries in 2012, according to the Liberty Mutual Research Institutes for Safety's 2014 Workplace Safety Index. Based on the organization's examination of workers' compensation claims data, non-fatal falls rank number two while slips and trips came in at number seven.
The workers' compensation costs associated with these accidents run into the billions of dollars annually. With this in mind, maintaining a safe work environment is vital for the well-being of your employees – and your bottom line. One of the advantages of using a Blast Freezer Wall is that it significantly reduces the amount of ice that gets on the floor, which lowers the chances of your workers being injured.
4. Requires Only One Operator
Freezer walls are sturdy and lightweight. These items operate on a track-and-trolley system, which makes them easy to slide, open and close.The design options available include:
- Face-mounted bi-parting
- Face-mounted single slide
- Between jambs
Regardless of the design you choose, it only takes one individual to operatethese walls, which improves employee efficiency.
5. Saves Money
There may come a time when you need to reconfigure your floorplan. If you have to install or remove a traditional wall, you're looking at high constructions costs. To keep your overhead low, consider freezer curtain walls. They're easyto installand require little maintenance. You can get a good return on investment while saving money over the long haul.
Freezer walls have a tremendous upside. They improve airflow, protect the workspace, improve worker efficiency and save money. What's not to like? Contact us now and let us help you choose the best option for your facility's cold storage areas.