There are many kinds of cold rooms. The cold rooms are used frequently on commercial level. The people who run food business need to store large bulks of food products.
According to the cold room goods, there are Seafood and meat cold room, Dairy and ice cream cold room, Fruit and vegetables cold room, Pharmaceutical and chemicals cold room and Flower cold storage etc.
For any cold room to function efficiently, it is important that the cold room is maintained properly.
The refrigeration system and the cold room:
For the room to be efficient it is important that the refrigeration system is efficient. The room can be kept cold if the refrigeration system is efficient. The refrigeration system needs to be perfect to make sure that the inner temperature can be maintained. In this mean you may also look for high efficient compressor units.
The maintenance of the cold 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.
The daily cold room maintenance checks:
The daily maintenance checks of the cold rooms include the following practices:
All of the compressor used in the food cold rooms should be checked for the oil leakage.
The Freon levels of the refrigerated room should be checked as well.
The evaporator of the cold room should be check for ice formation.
The secondary system’s head pressure should be checked every day.
The proper cold room temperature is also something that needs to be checked on daily basis.
The monthly cold room maintenance checkups:
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.
Doors of the cold rooms:
There are different types of doors for the cold rooms. There can be sliding doors, roller doors and the exit door in the cold storage room. The doors of the cold storage room are usually inspected every two months. The doors are an important part of making sure that the inside temperature of the room is kept constant. The routine checks of the doors include different components like the rollers, brackets, emitters, IR reflectors, control boxes, hinges, alignment of the door and devices used for safety like the door sensor.