As operations continue to grow, there will come a time when your company would benefit from more cold storage warehouse space.
Instead of developing a new facility at a new site, it is usually more cost-effective to expand an existing cold storage warehouse. While adding more space will benefit your business in the long-term, there is no sense in shutting down production in the short-term. Fortunately there are ways in which you can expand while maintaining production.
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Temporary flexwall dividing wall systems are a useful tool during cold storage warehouse expansion. These temporary walls can isolate one area of the warehouse from the rest, which is essential to keep operations running as normal during building work. They can also be used to make multiple temperature zones in one warehouse, allowing the facility to handle different products with different temperature requirements from a variety of clients.
Another good addition is stripdoors. Cooling air is an expensive process and doors are a major site of air transfers. These doorways have strips of plastic hanging across them to prevent air flow, keeping expensive refrigerated air inside the warehouse and improving efficiency. They can be used in conjunction with flexwalls to allow for continued access to the warehouse during the construction of new sections, while minimizing the loss of cool air.
When it comes to cooling your expanded warehouse, it’s time to consider a low-charge ammonia packaged refrigeration system. One example of such a system is the Evapcold, manufactured by Maryland-based Evapco Incorporated. These self-contained units allow for plug-and-play installation and faster startup times. This means that facility owners can boost production by using the new warehouse space more quickly than with traditional stick-built ammonia systems, which are slower to install due to the need for more on-site labor. By bringing the new sections of a cold storage warehouse into operation as quickly as possible you can minimize any disruption to production.
Every businessperson knows that growth cannot come at the expense of existing clients, and the competitive world of cold storage is no different. Using temporary flexwalls and stripdoors, as well as installing packaged cooling units, will allow you to make the step up to a larger warehouse while maintaining short-term production.
At A-N-C Cold Storage Construction, Inc we are passionate about designing and building cold storage warehouses. As a result of our experience and knowledge of the industry, we are able to recommend the latest cold storage warehouse technology to a wide range of happy clients.
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