Expand Your Options for Refrigerated Space Solutions
If you’re setting up a temporary cold room, you’ll need a reliable source of power to ensure that it maintains a suitable temperature.
Temporary cold rooms can provide extra storage in modular buildings when mobile solutions are required, or when capacity has been reached in your regular storage environment. Cold rooms keep stock and produce at the correct temperature, but have also been used recently as temporary mortuaries throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Before the coronavirus hit the UK, around 18,000 public mortuary spaces were available, as well as a similar number offered by private funeral homes. The government has now announced plans to create an additional 30,000 mortuary spaces to ensure available capacity during the pandemic. Some of these temporary mortuaries are to be set up in modular buildings which are located next to medical facilities or in largescale sites such as Birmingham airport. Such buildings will need to be adapted as temporary cold rooms to provide the necessary conditions.
Whether you need to build a cold room as a mortuary, or for any other chilled storage purpose, emergency generator hire
is essential to deliver power to the environment.
VLTCs to Serve Your Cold Room
When planning out your cold room, you’ll need to take note of the space available to you and the necessary temperature that you must achieve for the proper functioning of the facility. Thorough preparation will allow you to ensure that the room temperature doesn’t get too warm and will also help you to plan the amount of power that you’ll need.
Very low temperature chillers are also known as VLTCs and they offer temperatures of up to -30 degrees Celsius. If used in combination with air-cooled chillers, a water-cooled VLTC could potentially reach -45 degrees Celsius. These chillers are popular as they’re stackable so take up very little space within your cold room, allowing you to maximise storage capacity. They also don’t rely too heavily on ancillary equipment such as air handling units in order to achieve the necessary temperature. Ancillary accessories would require additional power, so any setup where they’re not required would therefore result in less power being consumed.
Powering Your Cold Room
Whilst it’s possible to power your refrigerated cold room by plugging in directly to the mains, that may not be suitable if the facility is situated offsite without access to basic amenities. Additionally, you’ll want to factor in the potential for loss of power
and the detrimental effect that could have on the contents of your refrigerated unit. Any sudden loss of power can be mitigated if you opt to hire a generator instead. Whether you need to power a refrigerated trailer, walk-in freezer or a modular cold room, temporary generators can provide the power for as long as the unit is operational. Depending on the amount of power required, you can choose between a static generator or else a road-towable solution.
Do you need to build a temporary cold room? You’ll need a robust and reliable source of power to ensure that the environment is maintained at the correct temperature for its operational needs. Get in touch with Templant today to discuss your project further.