Walk-in Chiller and Walk-in Freezer: What Are the Differences and Advantages?
October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022
Industrial refrigeration is the backbone of the cold chain infrastructure. Whatever industry you are in—food retail, pharmacy, or food service, walk-in chiller and walk-in freezers effectively solve the need for storage, space utilisation, and food safety. So, when it comes to your business to invest in a walk-in cold room, make sure to consider your requirements, energy efficiency, and of course maintenance cost.
To help you figure out more about walk-in cold storage, we have tried to answer some of the most common questions. So, let us get started!
The primary difference between a walk-in chiller and a walk-in freezer is the storage temperature maintained within the unit.
Additionally , walk-in coolers are available that store products of immediate use or those with a short shelf life, such as food items, vegetables, medicines, flowers, milk, and dairy products, operate within a temperature range of +2°C to +8°C.
Interestingly, some providers offer a combination of walk-in chiller and walk-in freezer rooms in a single unit. Such units maintain different temperature zones and are suitable for a variety of products.
The walk-in chiller and walk-in freezer are best suited for the following:
Walk-in chiller and walk-in freezer are usually equipped with a unitary refrigeration system with a separate condensing unit, evaporator unit, refrigeration unit, electronic controls as well as pipe work. Depending upon the internal room layout and the room location, refrigeration units may be one of the following types:
Usually, these cold rooms are constructed out of RPUF pre-fabricated and modular walls complete with floor and ceiling panels mounted on a flat, solid concrete base. It is equipped with two completely independent refrigeration systems of which one remains as a standby.
Some additional features in these walk-in cold rooms include the following:
Here are some of the advantages of these units in industrial refrigeration.
Cold rooms including walk-in chillers and walk-in freezers are critical components of the cold chain, especially in servicing and retail sectors across different industries. The primary difference between these cold storage and/or display units is the temperature range they operate in. When choosing a walk-in cold room for business make sure to consider capacity, maintenance costs, temperature range, and energy efficiency.
Rinac, a leading cold chain storage solutions provider, offers a range of custom solutions for walk-in chillers and freezers. Our step-in cold rooms “PreServa” and “PreServa Combi” range of products comprises quick, efficient, adjustable, and compact step-in cooling spaces of varying temperature ranges and capacities. To know more about we can help your business, get in touch with us today!
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