The primary functions of our Cold Room Door Curtains are to; contain the low temperatures within a cold room environment by lowering the hot and cold air exchange when a door is open. By installing a Cold Room Curtain not only is the air exchange controlled, but the door also drastically reduces humidity and dust.
Our doors been used in applications including but not limited to; Cold Rooms, Freezer Rooms, Medical facilities, Food processing industries, Workshops and Loading docks. Due to the hygienic and easy to clean design, the plastic strips are very versatile in terms of industries in which they can be used in.
Once installed, our customers have seen the following benefits from our door curtains.
For more information on our Clear PVC Strip Doors click here
In order to reduce ice build-ups on the back of an evaporator, it is important to control humidity within the Cold Room. For severe instances a block of ice can accumulate which will completely block the air flow. When Evaporators become blocked due to dust or ice build-ups, they become inefficient and cause the Condensing unit to work harder.
Condensing units are constructed with a compressor to pump gas. If a Compressor overheats, it is turned off by a thermal cut out switch, located at the top of the compressor. This situation is commonly mistaken in industry as a breakdown.
Data logs have been used in the condensing unit to provide statistics of its cycles. The data logs have shown that the Condensing unit cycles off for longer and compressors run at cooler temperatures with Cold Room Door Curtains installed.
Austcold Industries have performed tests with temperature and humidity sensors in Cold Rooms. These tests were performed before and after a Cold Room Door Curtain were installed. The results demonstrated a remarkable reduction in temperature and humidity within the Cold Room.
The best door curtain for Cold Room environments above 0 degrees Celsius is our Ribbed PVC Strip Door. This Cold Room door Curtain’s strips have been extruded with ribs to stop the PVC door strips sticking together.
Customers have reported electricity savings of 30 to 40% from installing Cold Room Door Curtains. A Door Curtain not only reduces electricity consumption but can also expand the lifetime of a running Cold Room and minimise the risk or frequency of breakdowns occurring.