In this blog post, we will share with you some practical tips to assemble an outstanding door for cold storage. Firstly, we will describe a real situation while the cold – room door made of a ribbed insulated panel. Secondly, we will shed light on the advantages of using the flat insulation panel for building a cold – room door.
DESCRIPTION OF CASE STUDY: COLD – ROOM DOOR INSTALLATION USING RIBBED INSULATED PANEL
I was inspecting the refrigerating chamber last year when I’ve noticed a cold – room door made of the ribbed insulated panel. The installer framed it with a stainless-steel profile and then has installed it on the cold room entrance. When I took a closer look, I noticed that there was quite a gap between the frame and the ribbed surface of the insulating panel. The installer had then filled that gap with an abundant dose of sealant, probably silicone. That silicone layer filled the gap duly, but at the same time, it attracted lots of dust and dirt, turning itself into a black-spotted dirt stripe that surrounded the insulating panel. That cold storage was in service just for a few months, and it already looked like a ten-years-old door.
AESTHETIC APPEARANCE OF COLD – ROOM DOOR
That was the situation of the totality of the cold – room doors in the area. At that moment, I’ve decided that I did not want our door for cold storage to look like that door. We have then made some tests, on which was the best strategy to implement the use of flat insulating panels among our cold-room customers.
ADVANTAGES OF USING THE FLAT INSULATION PANEL FOR BUILDING A COLD-ROOM DOOR
After several studies, we’ve decided to show the cold room installer, and its customers the three benefits of using a flat sandwich panel for assembling a cold – room door:
- Cleanness. Any door of cold storage must be clean and food-safe. If we remove the need for sealing the frame, we avoid creating the dirt stripe.
- Sleek design. A cold room has better to look gapless and compact, hosting no space for dirt sediment and bacteria proliferation.
- Economical to assemble. If one doesn’t need to use the sealant, then the assembly will curtail the cost of both the sealant and the hand-work of applying the sealant between the frame and the insulating panel.
Now you are aware of the advantages of using the flat insulation panel for building a cold – room door. Above all, you know how to spare some of the assembly costs and deliver to the customer a remarkable door for cold storage.
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