MANAGING COLD STORAGE
In cold storage, energy savings are a recurring concern. We all know it is far more expensive to cool the air than to heat it. Moreover, different products might have different temperature requirements.
For instance, vegetables need a temperature of 10°C, most meats needs to be stored at 4°C, dairy products at between 2 to 4°C and ice cream needs a temperature of between –18 and -20°C.
This can be quite a challenge for third-party logistics (3 PL) who may have clients all across the year with variable storage requirements. Moreover, in a cold storage environment, re-configuring the space is not as easy as it would have been in conventional warehouses because one needs to take care of the cold temperatures.
All warehouses that need multiple temperature zones or where there are a mix of products that are stored change with the season, usage of modular curtain wall system may seem flexible. Take note, the refrigerated air can be expensive, so after you make one change to the wall or a room, the cost savings are realised.
Opt for automation to avail of savings.
Maximise the space with dense storage.
Control heat loss.
These are a few of the best practices that can help all the cold storage product managers effectively manage their warehouses. Do let us know, what you think of these practices, by emailing us.
The PIMM™ Facility Management System provides our customers with a customised quality management solution for cold storage facilities. The system provides a user-friendly interface to enhance operational efficiencies for managing temperature, energy and quality control 24×7.
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