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Interesting Industrial Uses for Temporary Refrigeration

Icecool Trailers - 29-Jun-2015
Temporary refrigeration, cool room hire

Most of the calls we get at Icecool Trailers involve things you would readily associate with temporary refrigeration. Today we might get a call from a restaurant needing a couple of refrigerated trailers to store food for an upcoming corporate gathering they will be catering. Tomorrow it might be a school building that needs walk-in chiller hire for the summer while kitchen facilities are being expanded. Other recent requests have been for temporary refrigeration solutions while kitchen equipment is being refurbished/ repaired or replaced.

Freezer Rooms For Hire (1.8 M)

Our 1.8M freezer room is the smaller of our two freezer rooms. The cubic capacity of the 1.8M walk-in freezer is approximately 5 cubic metres. Please bear in mind that it is unlikely that you would ever be able to use 100% of the internal space; if in doubt about capacity, customers should also consider our 3.0M freezer room option.

However, the equipment and services we provide go well beyond just keeping food cold and fresh. There are many interesting industrial uses for temporary refrigeration that you may never have thought of.

Before giving you some examples, just consider how many things in your home are sensitive to heat. Even the long list of things that do not necessarily need to be refrigerated could be damaged if exposed to high enough temperatures for long enough periods. The same goes for industry. That is why freezer and refrigerator trailers and walk-in cold rooms are so important to the industrial sector.

Chilling Antarctic Ice

One of the most interesting industrial uses of cold storage comes by way of a project we are not involved in. Nevertheless, we thought we would mention it just because it is so cool – no pun intended. The project is one of storing tonnes of ice samples from Antarctica alongside groceries that will eventually be distributed to supermarkets across the UK.

It turns out the British Antarctic Survey has run out of cold storage space at their laboratories. They have been collecting Antarctica ice samples for the better part of 35 years, bringing them back to aid in research and analysis. Yet we all know what happens to ice without proper cold storage. So the excess British Antarctic Survey stock is being temporarily stored in warehoused freezer space.

Flexible, Temporary Cold Storage

The British Antarctic Survey project is just one real-life example of how temporary refrigeration involves practical industrial applications. We handle our fair share of those applications, including providing both freezers and refrigerators that are used to protect sensitive industrial equipment. You would be surprised by how many things industry uses that require cold temperatures.

The advantage of working with a company such as ours is that industrial companies can get the freezer or chiller hire they need for as long as they need it. We offer temporary solutions rather than requiring companies to install permanent equipment they may not need forever. Icecool Trailers offers flexibility and freedom backed by reliable equipment and our own in-house maintenance staff.

Fridge Trailers For Hire (3 M)

The largest of our fridge trailers, this 3.0m unit will easily act as a second cold room. Commonly used for the larger events, hotels and caterers, our 3.0m fridge trailer is bound to get you out of trouble. It has an approximate internal capacity of 8.5 cubic metres.

We currently offer multiple sizes of both freezer and refrigerator trailers. These trailers can be delivered directly to your location and connected to an existing electrical system. Utilising a separate generator is possible where no electric connection is available. Trailers all come with full lighting, shelving, and lockable doors.

Mobile Cold Rooms For Hire (1.8 M)

Our 1.8m mobile cold room is ideal for the catering trades where extra cold storage is required, or as temporary cold storage during a refrigeration breakdown. It has an approximate internal cubic capacity of 5 cu metres.

Icecool Trailers also has interior cold storage options available. Our walk-in cold rooms and freezers can be delivered and set up without any need for a large, overhead door. Walk-in rooms are delivered as a series of panels that are assembled on site, so we can deliver a unit right through your front door.

Whether you are located in London or Somerset, Icecool trailers can provide the temporary refrigeration equipment you need at reasonable prices. We service most of England and South Wales, including emergency two-hour service within the Greater London area.


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