Having a cold room or refrigerated area without an insulating barrier to separate it from the ambient areas in your premises is a recipe for disaster. Without a physical barrier like a set of curtains or insulated doors to stop air movement, convection currents will carry cold air away from your chilled area and replace it with warmer air, putting more strain on your refrigerators and resulting in a cold room chiller attempting to chill the entire area of your premises. If there isn’t a good barrier between your temperature controlled premises and the outside world, your chiller will be trying to cool the external environment too – leading to an extremely high energy bill, a warm cold room and, most probably, a burnt-out refrigeration unit.
However, with a proper insulating barrier, these problems can be completely nullified. A door or curtain that is able to prevent air flow between the cold room and ambient areas, and which protects against heat intrusion by conduction and radiation, can preserve the internal temperature of your cold room much more effectively and reduce the wear on your refrigerator, saving you money and time. Good insulation will also result in reduced energy bills as your chillers and freezers work less strenuously to maintain the optimal cold room temperature, and reduced the cost of maintenance to the chillers themselves!
PVC Strip Curtains as Cold Room Insulating Barriers
One of the most popular methods of creating an insulated barrier to a chilled area is by using PVC strip curtains. Extremely cost effective and able to provide an impressive insulating effect, curtains and insulated parts can allow some vision into the cold room from outside and can be passed through easily by personnel and materials, providing unrestricted access to the area without breaking the insulating effect the way a hinged door would. Where a solid hinged door would need to swing open, opening a large gap in the insulation through which cold air could escape, PVC strip curtains will simply part around the people moving through it, only the individual strips in front of them moving to allow them through while the others remain in place. In this way, an insulated door made from strip curtains can make for a more effective barrier than a solid door over the long term, especially in high-traffic areas or areas through which large numbers of people must frequently work or move materiel.
For more information on cold room insulating barriers, including PVC strip curtains and insulated parts, call MTcss today on 01886 833381 or submit a Contact Form with your enquiry. The cold storage solution experts at MTcss will be happy to help you find an insulated barrier solution that suits your needs and the needs of your business!
MTcss are the industry leaders in cold storage and cold rooms, and will be able to work with you to achieve a solution that works for you.