Whether in a domestic home, or in business and industrial premises, refrigerators, freezers, cryogenic chambers, heat pumps, cold rooms and even air conditioners, etc, they all involve the movement of heat from one location to another. This may be achieved in several ways but the basic principle is the same. We are talking about California here but the concept is the same worldwide. One space is considered to have an undesirably high temperature and someone sees the need to cool that space down to an acceptable level (to them and their purposes).
Commercial Refrigeration Panels In California
Naturally, energy will be expended in the process of removing heat and, these days, energy can be an expensive cost in the operation. Therefore, it makes sense to avoid heat leaking back into the cooled space or the cold leaking out to the warmer exterior. When we talk about a refrigerator panel, we are not talking about any of the devices that extract the heat (or produce the cold). In our case, the function of the panel is to keep the cold in and the heat out.
Whether it is the box like casing around a domestic fridge or the walls of a cold room, the floor, top and sides around the refrigerated space all need to be insulated. Total, infinite insulation is virtually impossible but insulation sufficient for the inside to remain cold for a “reasonable” amount of time is highly desirable in order to keep energy consumption to a minimum. Naturally, some of the effectiveness will be lost every time a door or lid is opened to provide access to the cold interior.
Thickness And Material
Polystyrene and polyurethane are popular insulation materials and, the thicker they are, the less heat (or cold) will pass through. In the US, this is often expressed as an R value (the higher the R value, the more efficient the insulation).
Turn Key Systems, Inc. fabricates Commercial Refrigeration Panels In California to suit all applications. Their standard for coolers is R28 which they increase to R36 for freezers.