Portable cold storage or cool room units come in various sizes and specifications. Typically they range in size from 10 'to 40', though companies can also custom manufacture a bigger size depending on the specific needs of the customer. These may be in the form of either a ground unit or trailer mounted.
Newly built units tend to be more energy-efficient than their counterparts that are older and many units are manufactured from stainless steel which has benefits that are easy to keep clean. Some of the larger units have strengthened floors to allow the use of a forklift, as needed.
Capable of cooling to temperatures as low as -30ºC they have a wide range of applications. They can be used to maintain the temperature for products such as hard ice cream, meat, fresh produce, beverage and can even be used in the medical industry for cooling blood products. The unit must be maintained to a high standard in order to meet appropriate, and many health and safety regulations relating to the specific use and function.
If the unit is rented, one can expect it to be checked before delivery by trained and qualified specialists. A thorough examination is needed to ensure full health and safety compliance on behalf of the operating contractor. Portable cold storage units are commonly used by various industries including supermarkets, fast food chains, caterers, exhibitors and so on.
They can be positioned either inside or out and has the facility to run immediately or generating electricity, as required by the customer. Obviously, for outdoor events, such as rock concerts, this facility of being self-contained is more likely to be essential rather than desirable. One of the great assets of the portable units is their versatility. The need for cold storage, especially considering the weather changes, can often be volatile.