If you’re setting up or renovating a warehouse for produce that needs to be kept cold, you’ll want to keep the coldness in and the heat out. One of the best ways to do this is by investing in insulated access doors for your main points of entry and exit. The doorway is one of the main points of heat loss and exchange – a weak door can mean rapid heating and overloaded condensers, particularly in warm months. Insulated doors keep exterior and interior temperatures separate, stabilising the storeroom and saving refrigerators from eating up energy and your budget.
Insulated Doors For Warehousing And Distribution Centres
At MTCSS, we understand the deep importance of making sure that your cold room systems have a positive impact on your business. All our set-ups are designed to reduce energy usage, improve efficiency, and provide safe, stable temperature regulation. Our doors are no exception.
We supply and install a wide range of insulated and high-speed closing doors to suit a variety of specifications. Each door will be matched to what you tell us about your business, needs, and cold spaces – providing the best possible fit to optimise your workspace. So, how can our doors help you? What kind of insulated door should you pick?
High-Usage Mechanical Cold Doors
In warehousing and distribution, fast access between the storeroom and factory workspaces or loading bays is often critical to success. If you need your workers to quickly enter and exit cold spaces to transport goods, we would recommend you look at using a fast action, high-speed rapid roll door with an activator as your main access point.
High-usage roll doors can be set up to open on footstep or vehicle approach and automatically close on a time switch or manual release. With rolling doors, you don’t need to remember to shut them – saving your business time, money, and energy. They’re large enough to be ideal for use with moving forklifts and mobile platforms, too.
Hinged doors are a better option for pedestrian or pallet access for individual walk-in fridges, freezers, and cold rooms. They are a simple but effective way to improve cold retention – ideal for single-person access storage, such as food preparation areas. With an optional stainless steel finish and door blade, they’re easy to wash down and clean in areas where cleanliness is a top priority.
They can be used for almost any standard opening (up to 1500 mm). We can also supply double-hinged doors for wider openings (up to 3000 mm). They’re easy to fit and retrofit to standard storage spaces, not just huge warehouses.
Do you need secondary protection for your cold room access points or inter-space insulation? MTCSS can also supply lighter, hinged semi-insulating doors. These are ideal for creating airlocks and separating key areas such as offices and warehouse areas – or staff toilets and changing rooms.
Other Automatic Insulating Doors And Special Features
If your cold room doors are going to be used infrequently, another option is to install an insulated, manually-operated sliding door. These can be automated to proximity detection or activated with a push-button or pull-cord, and fitted with auto closers.
We can also fit door alarms. Alarms can be linked to an internal temperature sensor or timer, which sounds an alarm once a critical threshold is passed (as set by a control panel). The alarm steadily increases in volume, alerting employees to the need to shut the door immediately to stop the refrigeration units from malfunctioning or failing.