For any cold room to function efficiently, it is important that the refrigerated cold room is maintained properly. The efficiency of the room can be made possible if the room is maintained properly.
1, The refrigeration system and the cold room:
For the room to be efficient it is important that the refrigeration system is efficient. The refrigeration system needs to be perfect to make sure that the inner temperature can be maintained.
The maintenance of the refrigerated room should also include the maintenance of compressor. The compressor is important part of the cooling system of the room. The compressor needs to be cleaned repeatedly to make sure that the refrigeration of the room is able to maintain the desired temperature.
The coils of the fan, condenser and the evaporators also need to be cleaned repeatedly so that the refrigeration system can function properly. These parts of the cold rooms should be done on daily, monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance checks.
2, The daily maintenance checks:
The daily maintenance checks of the cold rooms include the following practices:
- Spillages should be cleaned up IMMEDIATELY
- Check the cold room temperature is correct for your products
- Inspect the evaporator for a build-up of ice
- Check the compressors in the walk-in cold room for oil leakage
- Check the Freon levels in the cold storage room
3, The monthly checks:
The daily maintenance should be done throughout the month.
The efficiency of the system should be checked by carrying out the following practices:
Make sure that the fins of condenser coils are clean.
The evaporator and the fins of the cooler should be clean as well.
Make sure that the room is cooling perfectly when fully loaded.
Ensure that the levels of refrigerants are maintained properly.
The reverse blowing should be working properly as well.
The control valves should function efficiently.
The function of defrosting should work properly because defrosting is imperative to the efficiency of the room.
The evaporators should be clean and functioning efficiently to make sure that the temperature is maintained.
The casing of the evaporator should be cleaned along with the blower fans.
The temperature of the colds room should be calibrated.
To make sure there is no malfunctioning, perform a system functional test.
Quarterly maintenance practices:
Perform all the monthly maintenance practices. They should not be ignored. If ignored they can lead to increase in the energy consumption and inefficient cooling.
The overall functionality of the cold room should be tested to make sure there are no leakages or damage to the cold room.
Annual maintenance practices:
The daily, monthly and the quarterly maintenance checks should be carried out without any exception.
By carrying out all the maintenance steps mentioned above, the efficient functionality of the room can be ensured.
The heat exchanger should be washed chemically. This will help in removing any impurities which may become a hindrance in the efficient functionality of the room.