How to Replace a Walk-In Chiller in 3 Easy Steps

Portable refrigeration units from Icecool

How to Replace a Walk-In Chiller in 3 Easy Steps

This past December (2014), Swindon Hospital was fortunate enough to be able to replace two walk-in chillers without losing any of its cooling capacity in the process. The replacement was the result of an upgrade from older 50kW units to new 65kW units capable of operating at -7°C. The project was completed over two weekends to avoid any losses in the catering department.

Large institutions such as Swindon Hospital may not necessarily need chiller hire to perform such upgrades because it has enough capacity to complete the project, without losses, over multiple weekends. However, what about a smaller company with only a single chiller on site? How do they complete a chiller replacement without loss of capacity? It comes down to a simple, three-step process:

  • Step #1: Contact Icecool Trailers – Icecool Trailers are specialists in providing temporary chiller hire for long or short-term needs. A company replacing their current chiller can contract with us for either trailers or walk-in rooms that will provide the cold storage capacity necessary during the upgrade.
  • Step #2: Transfer Inventory – Once Icecool Trailers has delivered and set up the portable refrigeration units, the company's workers move stock from the chiller being replaced to our units. Refrigerated trailers are obviously located outdoors while walk-in rooms can be set up anywhere inside a building where there is enough space and an electrical connection. Completion of the inventory transfer enables the old chiller unit to be dismantled and replaced.
  • Step #3: Transfer and Stock the New Unit – The last step in the process is to transfer inventory from our temporary facility into the new chiller and restock it as necessary. Icecool Trailers will then return to the location to pick up the unit we hired out. We do all the work so our client can focus on regular business operations.

Our three-step process makes replacing your walk-in chiller easy and affordable. There is no need to shut down your business or risk losing inventory due to inadequate cold storage; just set up a reliable chiller hire with Icecool Trailers in advance of your planned upgrade.


Emergency Chiller Hire

Icecool Trailers is proud to be one of the most reputable providers of temporary cold storage in London, the surrounding counties, and across southern Wales. We have been faithfully serving our customers for more than 20 years. Please note that while we do provide freezer and chiller hire for upgrade projects and other pre-planned events, we offer emergency service as well.

Cold Room Hire

Customers within our Greater London service area can receive two-hour emergency delivery in most cases. Outside of London, we strive to provide same-day service for any emergency. We offer multiple sizes of both trailers and walk-in rooms, for both chilling and freezing. We handle everything from delivery to set up to maintenance for a carefree rental term.

We have no way of knowing who carried out the Swindon Hospital upgrade or whether or not it involved temporary refrigeration. However, we do know that Icecool Trailers would have been ready to deliver had project managers been in need of emergency chiller hire. It is what we do best. It is what we have been faithfully doing for more than two decades.


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