Cold Storage Refrigeration

Protective storage of foods in a refrigerated place is generally known as cold storage refrigeration. Cold stores and refrigerators need continuous monitoring. The temperature control varies both with the type of food and the number of different foods being stored. Freezing foods extends storage life by slowing the physical change and chemical and microbiological activity which causes deterioration of the foods. Over cooling reduces the efficiency of the freezer and may result in a raise in temperature which may damage the quality of the product.
 
Categories of cold storage:
  • Cold storages of fresh horizontal products do not require pre cooling
  • Multi commodity cold storages for short term and long term storage of fresh horizontal products which require pre cooling and varying storage requirements
  • Controls atmosphere storages
Cold Storage Refrigeration
Cold storage systems:
  • Technical standard for cold storage – this type of cold storage systems are meant for storing different types of fresh fruits and vegetables. And also other horizontal products which require pre cooling or rapid room cooling in a short time period.
  • Critical storage conditions – in this system pre cooling requirements differ based on the method and produce of cooling such as room cool, hydro cool, forced air cooling, evaporated forced air cooling and ice packaging.
  • Commodity storage conditions – this system of cold storage is for designing a storage in which a product storage condition must be defined in terms of critical storage condition of temperature, relative humidity, presence of carbon-di-oxide, light, etc.
Facilities provided by the cold storage:
  • Real time monitoring of food status and alarms for freezer temperature
  • Monitoring of the defrosting cycle
  • Real time data and regular reports on performance for informed decision making
  • Proactive surveillance that improves service delivery 
  • Cold storage – refrigeration ensures an accurate and prompt response to faults and equipment failures
  • Cold storage ensures all the building systems are optimized to work with the storage facilities
  • Temperature and other operating data is logged centrally and analyzed to detect trends and predicts equipment failure
  • Remote alarms responses to identify faults and helps to fix them if possible

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