The Basics of Cold Storage
What is cold storage? Learn all about how cold storage is made, how it benefits society and we make it all possible.
Have you ever wondered how we receive exotic fruits, veggies, groceries, medicines and other products from all over the world all year? Thanks to Cold Storages, which are temperature-controlled warehouses and help store perishable products at controlled temperatures so that they remain fresh and last longer.
Why do we need cold storage?
A wide range of items require cold storage to remain in good condition. It’s not limited to meats, fruits, and vegetables. While these are just a few examples of items that require cold storage, the actual list of items can keep on going.
Temperature-controlled warehouses utilize a cooling or heating system to maintain a specific temperature. The climate inside a temperature-controlled warehouse ensures that a product’s shelf life is preserved and spoiling is avoided.
Often, the temperature can be controlled to the custom tailored requirements of your product. Combined with protection from climatic conditions, your products are stored safely against any mishaps, fire accidents or other issues.
When compared to non-perishable commodities, perishable items must arrive at their destination much faster. Simply put, cold storage helps in storing commodities that must be kept at specific temperatures to maintain their freshness and make the products readily available to the end-consumer.
Building An Efficient Cold Storage System
Despite best efforts to keep the temperature at an ideal level at all times, external influences may still create temperature fluctuations that might lead to product degradation and health issues.
Different products have different shelf lives, temperature ranges at which they must be stored, and amount of time they can spend between a cold storage facility and a transportation vehicle before spoiling. Sometimes, these products come with stringent product safety regulations that require controlled transportation and storage requirements. A cold storage is only efficient when such details are met. Here are some more pointers that define an efficient cold storage unit:
- Cold storage unit following good structural practices like suspended ceilings, additional weight allowance, etc.
- Efficiency of the warehouse’s ventilation systems.
- State of the art refrigeration systems like vapor compression systems or vapor absorption systems.
- Controlled humidity systems.
- Adequate storage and freedom for movement without compromising storage temperatures.
Cold Storage at Gubba
Gubba is dedicated to providing exceptional cold storage consultancy and refrigeration services. With several decades of experience under our belts, Team Gubba is an artist of temperature controlled systems and warehousing.
Many elements outside of the core refrigeration process can influence good refrigerated warehousing. It’s also important to think about structural factors and good cold storage warehouse maintenance methods before choosing/developing the right cold storage for your requirement.