I’m here to write about how we could improve cold storage facilities with proper cold storage doors.
Let us first off observe the “cold chain,” and exactly what it is. The Cold Chain is the process and standard temperature of foods that travel from one location to another with the purpose of extending it’s shelf life as long as possible. With this being obviously one of the top of the list problems when it comes to extending that life, the cold storage facility doors need to be able to keep out as much unwanted heat as possible in order for the Cold Chain to be uninterrupted and maintain this standard.
We focus on the doors of these facilities for these are the points where most of the heat is let in on a frequent basis. Many food markets or deli’s have a thick rubber seal around the door, to make sure the enclosure is tight, and the rubber acts as an insulator, keeping in as much cold as possible while closed. Big door latch is also on the door most of the time to make sure the door is as tight as possible. These are usually the safest ways to keep the cold into a refrigerated area.
It’s when the product comes to the trucks. Much of the items have to be delivered to separate locations which causes the Cold Chain to be vulnerable to being broken during this process. Also during transport, when the vehicle makes multiple stops to make deliveries, the doors of the refrigerated area are constantly opened and closed, interrupting the Cold Chain.
Another thing that can be a nuisance to preserving the purpose of the Cold Chain is automatic doors, found at http://www.coldchainllc.com which open when prompted by human presence. These doors are used for the purpose of helping those without free hands to access the door manually. It’s also helped for the reasons of closing the door behind individuals who are currently in the refrigerator. The reason that it can be a nuisance is because frequently in small areas, or high traffic areas of work, these doors can continuously open again and again without intention of any person. Mainly specifics that you can see on both sides of the argument. The way I see that we can improve not stopping this food chain, or being able to uphold it more is simply more compartments and separations. I have seen a number of business practice multiple compartments for different products trying to preserve the Cold Chain. Could be established the same way in a traveling truck as well. Also, the more specific space, the smaller the area for cooling to happen being able to keep that temperature where it constantly needs to me.