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Using Cold Storage Correctly

June 2, 2021 12:12 pm

As the temperatures have been rising this week, it does feel like the Summer is finally here!

With us all now venturing out and about and visiting attractions, seaside towns and eating out
more the demand on these industries and food/drink producers is increasing.

To keep up with the demand they are having to manufacture, produce and store more stock before
it is delivered to its final destination. This is where Seven Refrigeration can support their
additional refrigeration requirements by supplying temporary cold storage solutions. These can
be set to either Chilled or Frozen use.

When using our containers for either Chilled or Frozen storage containers during the warmer weather
it is always good for all users to remember a few key tips to both help yourselves, the product
inside and us as it can prevent the need to send engineers to site.

Our top tips

  • Allow a Minimum 6ft of space in front of the machine bulkhead – This allows for the correct
    airflow down the temperature controlled container and makes it easier for our engineers.
  • Keep the External Door Closed as much as possible – By leaving the door open when the refrigeration
    machine is running it will affect the internal temperature, and can cause ice to build up inside.
    This in turn will affect the temperature of your stock inside, but also means the machine will
    continue running using more electricity and more cost for you.
  • Load your product into the storage container at the same temperature it has been set for – Loading a warm
    product inside the cold store will cause condensation. This, in turn, causes ice to build up inside
    and again causes the refrigeration machine to work harder to bring the product inside down to the
    required temperature. This results in more electricity being used and a higher cost to for.
  • Make sure your product is packaged/stored correctly inside the container – This can affect how
    efficiently the machine works. Not loading the product correctly means the machine will work harder,
    causing excessive electricity usage and more cost for you.
  • Check and log the container temperature every six hours, or more frequently if required.
  • Make sure the container is clear of rubbish – Plastic bags, liquid spills and foodstuffs can be
    a hazard and should be removed from the container. For example, if a plastic bag gets trapped in
    a fan it will affect the internal temperature and require an engineer to attend.

The Machines fitted to our temporary refrigerated containers will only work when
they sense the temperature has risen inside. If they are at the correct temperature, they will just idle.

How can Seven Refrigeration help you?

Seven Refrigeration supplies Temperature Controlled Container solutions throughout the UK.
Seven are Portable Cold Storage specialists with vast knowledge and experience in supplying
Refrigerated Containers to a large variety of industries. We can help your industry too.

Seven can supply 20ft or 40ft Cold Storage Container solutions on a short or long term hire basis, delivered directly to your site to support your operation and increase your storage capacity. We
can offer flexible hire terms dependent on your requirements.

Call us to discuss your solution on 01473 261780 or email

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