Optimising cold storage management: essential tips

Servicing your cold storage unit is as vital as regular servicing for your car or boiler. To keep it performing well here are some tips on what to look out for to optimise your cold storage.

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Clean up

The cooling system for your cold store relies on evaporator coils, which need to be kept clean so that air flow is not restricted. Look for the things that look a bit like a radiator and a fan hanging from the ceiling of your cold store, and you’ll have found your evaporator unit.

To stop any rot or dangerous organisms spreading through your cold storage, using sterilising cleaning products to deep clean your unit regularly. Call in a service engineer to check your cooling system so it is always operating as efficiently as possible and there are no blockages where bugs might build up.

Install order

Get the right equipment for the job, with adjustable pallet racking for your cold storage that can help you keep everything in order. Suppliers of adjustable pallet racking such as Rackzone can be a good source of information as well as storage to meet your needs. Building and running a cold store costs a lot, so it pays to work with professionals to kit it out with pallet racking that maximises capacity, and helps you pick and process products effectively.

In Frozen Food Europe, Corey Rosenbusch, president & CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance says that demand for cold storage is already outweighing capacity.

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Call the experts

Scheduling a regular service of your cold storage unit can put your mind at rest that any preventable issues have been addressed, and that you have a reliable expert to call if any emergencies arise. They can also advise you on best practice ways to clean, organise and operate your cold storage.

Keep cool

Watch the temperature of the cold store to ensure the cooling system keeps operating correctly and that nothing is adversely affecting the temperature you want to maintain, so that the products you are storing do not deteriorate.

With these four tips for optimising your cold storage, you should be able to rely on your cold storage unit to support your operations and to keep performing as you need it to do.