A walk-in cold room and a walk-in freezer can easily be mistaken for one another. They often look alike but are very different in terms of temperature ranges and the applications they are used for.
There are several differences between an MTCSS walk-in freezer and cold room, so consider the following when you are looking for your ideal cold storage solution:
Cold Room Temperature compared to a Freezer
The temperature for walk-in freezers is often substantially lower than the temperature of the walk-in cold room, with walk-in cold rooms operating at temperatures between 0°c and 5°c whereas freezers can operate at temperatures as low as -40°c, which is similar to the differences between your domestic fridge-freezer.
Cold Room Storage compared to a Freezer
The products that can be stored in a walk-in freezer vary from what can be stored in a walk in cold room or chiller. The walk-in freezers from MTCSS are designed to store a wide range of products and materials, often being used to prolong the storage lifespan of food, pharmaceuticals and even cadavers in morgues and laboratories. This is due to the low temperatures which prevent bacteria, that is responsible for the decay of living tissue, from multiplying and causing decomposition.
On the other hand walk-in cold rooms are often used for storing materials that are needed for imminent use such as fresh food, hospital medical supplies and cadavers prior to funerals in places like the chapel of rest at funeral homes.
Cold Room Safety compared to a Freezer
When it comes to the safe storage of your goods both walk-in freezers and a cold room offer the perfect safety solution allowing you to store items in a secure and organised fashion, allowing them to easily be accessed when you require them. Both can be enhanced with secure locking systems from basic key systems to fingerprint and retina scanners, depending on the security you require for your products.
Although both walk-in freezers and walk-in cold rooms supplied and installed by MTCSS offer exceptional performance and adhere to building, hygiene and safety standards – they are used for different purposes, ultimately providing differing levels of performance. But by considering the differing characteristics in line with your business’ desired application, you will be able to identify which cold room solution will best suit your requirements.
If you need any further information or would like to discuss how MTCSS can help your organisation today then please don’t hesitate to get in touch!