HINTS FOR FIXING A COLD-ROOM ON A METALLIC STRUCTURE
Fixations in a cold-room can be a difficult topic: let’s see how to cope with it. First of all, let’s see which is the problem here, before describing the solution. Afterward, we will see what the role of nylon insulation discs and the PVC threaded caps in preventing condensation is.
In a cold-room environment, we usually have an internal environment that has a lower temperature than the external.
Insulation, insulated metal panels, separates the internal and external environment and avoid any contact between them.
If a cold-room were a correctly sealed and closed box, we would have a perfect separation between those two different temperatures. In the real world, we build cold-rooms to store refrigerated goods at any time of the day.
Any time that there is contact between external and internal environments, then the humidity in the air turns into condensation.
Condensation is terrible for cold-rooms: it turns into ice and creates numerous problems.
FOCUSING ON THE CRUCIAL POINT: FIXING ITEMS
Fixing items are crucial because they cross insulated metal panels to fix them to the metal structure. By crossing the thermal insulation, they connect two different temperatures. In this case, if the threaded bars are metallic, they will act as a thermal bridge and became a warmer point into the cold-room. Cold air will then condensate around that melting point and start dropping to the floor or onto the shelves. Here is our problem, now let’s see a possible solution.
HOW TO TACKLE ICE AND CONDENSATION? USE THE NYLON INSULATION DISCS AND PVC THREADED CAPS.
In many cases, the best solution to avoid condensation is to prevent contact between the cold-air and the metal fixations. When the rods fix the panel against an external metal structure, it won’t be possible to use nylon rods. In this case, you have to act inside the cold room and use an item that actively prevents that condensation. We can suggest here two articles in our catalog: the nylon insulation discs, or Japanese hats, and the PVC threaded caps. They have the same function, and they prevent the metallic rod from bringing the heat across the insulated metal panel and inside the cold-room.
Usage of the nylon insulation discs, or Japanese hats, and the PVC threaded caps prevent the metallic rod from bringing the heat across the insulated metal panel and inside the cold-room.
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