Pallet racking systems adapted to cold or freezing environmental conditions are currently one of the most demanded storage solutions, mainly by food and biochemical companies.
Storage systems for cold stores have specific characteristics that differentiate them from those of other projects. Depending on the needs of each project, one type of metal racking or another may be more appropriate, or even different racking combinations may be used to provide the optimum result for the customer.
The main peculiarity of cold and freezing storage, in addition to the temperature itself, is the need for greater compaction of the pallet racking system to ensure greater energy efficiency of the cooling and thus save costs on each cubic meter of cold storage.
Of vital importance therefore in these cases is: the quality of the pallet racking system for correct resistance to extreme environmental conditions, and the appropriate design of the storage solution by an expert technical team to ensure optimum and uniform cooling of all warehouse unit loads.
What Are The Biggest Challenges Faced?
- Search For Volume Optimization:
The evolution of consumer habits has meant that the logistics real estate sector is confronted by growing demand for increasingly higher priced floor space. Every cubic meter costs money, both in terms of the initial investment and operations, so the main objective is to optimise the volumetric space of warehouses.
- High Level Of Customization Of Facilities:
From construction to needs, working with the customer on the definition of the building and also on the design of the cold stores or freezing chambers. Firstly, because refrigeration and freezing are not the same, they require different temperature levels (>0º and <0º, respectively)
- Efficient Coordination In Executing The Turnkey Project:
Efficient coordination in executing turnkey projects is especially important in projects that require a minimum of civil engineering work, such as in high-bay storage systems like clad-rack warehouses, which are very common in the cold storage sector.
- Energy Efficiency:
The warehouse must be productive and profitable, so there should be no abrupt increases in energy expenditure any more than necessary. Cold storage facilities can account for up to two thirds of the total energy consumption of cold stores in general and can represent a quarter of the total general costs of companies that store cold products.
Energy efficiency should not only meet expenditure criteria, but also consumption and respect for the environment criteria to mitigate the impact of climate change and its consequences.
Main Storage Needs in Cold Storage:
Focusing specifically on storage systems, the following points must be considered when choosing the most suitable type of pallet racking system for a cold storage project:
- Optimization of the space used for good cooling
- Pallet racking material resistant to adverse conditions
- Maximization of the storage capacity of the store
- Savings in warehouse supply costs
- Reduction in loading and unloading times
- Temperature uniformity
- Facilitating access to unit loads
Solutions For Pallet Racking Systems in Cold Storages:
The industrial racking that will be installed inside the cold store or freezing chamber has to fully exploit the storage capacity of the space without losing sight of ongoing maintenance and homogenization of the temperature. Racking must in no case block the cold atmosphere.
- The Right Materials Should Be Used To Manufacture:
The steel of the racking systems must be prepared to work at extreme temperatures and should be corrosion resistant for two main reasons: so that the storage system does not deteriorate and it does not affect the product or goods.
- Powder Coated Paint:
Powder Coated Paint provides a layer of protection against corrosion, scratches/chipping and fading in warehouse pallet racking systems. It is one of the most economical, longest lasting, and most colour-durable quality finishes available on virtually any type of metal. Additionally, it also achieves a consistent colour finish across the metal.
- After-Sales Services:
After delivery, we make sure that clients are provided adequate information about the product. We are accessible 6 days a week, during office hours, for our customers. Our competitive team makes sure that all calls are attended properly and that all queries are resolved as soon as possible.
After-sale services such as repairing and maintenance are offered to our clients so that their issues are handled proactively.
Install a Pallet Racking System For Cold Storages Today!
Looking to upgrade your cold storage or Freezing Chamber? Gujrat Steel’s brand Storeway Racking and Shelving Systems is the right choice for you! Install a range of tough, durable and imposing Pallet Racking System in your cold storage to keep your goods fresh and to improve the efficiency of your warehouse. Please contact us for more information or to get a free quote.
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