Walk-In Cooler/Freezer Applications

Walk-In Coolers and Freezers are a critical part of the cold chain, keeping food and beverages at safe storage temperatures, just before they reach the final consumer. Restaurants, Supermarkets, Convenience Stores and other food retailers employ Walk-Ins to keep food cold. The energy consumption of Walk-in Coolers and Freezers is often a significant part of the overall energy cost of the business. These companies are searching for products designed to help save energy and keep temperatures at proper levels, as required by food safety regulations.

When cold air is allowed to escape through the doorway, it is replaced by warm air, raising the temperature in the cold room. The thermostat triggers the compressor and condenser to start running in order to cool down the room. Only by preventing this “temperature loss” can you reduce the amount of time the equipment must run and save energy.

PVC Strip Curtains offer an economical and practical solution for Walk-In applications. A strip curtain is designed to allow staff to pass through the overlapping PVC strips, but prevent airflow through the doorway when the primary door is open. For this reason, a federal law, the Security and Energy Independence Act of 2007, requires all walk-ins to use strip curtains or self-closing hinges.

Clearway offers several types of PVC strips for walk-in applications:

Another popular option for Walk-In applications is the Ecoflex Walk-In Cooler/Freezer Door. The Ecoflex features two bi-parting PVC panels, which swing quickly and easily out of the way as staff members pass through the doorway. The Ecoflex offers all the energy saving benefits of a strip curtain, with a more staff-friendly design to allow easier passage in and out of the cooler or freezer.

By using a PVC Strip Curtain or Ecoflex door in the walk-in cooler or freezer, it is possible to save energy, maintain safe temperatures, while allowing easy traffic flow in and out of the walk-in cooler or freezer.

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