Insulation of Cold Stores
The Expanded Cork Board is the ideal insulating material for cold stores (upkeep, freezing and controlled atmospheres). The low thermal conductivity coefficient, affording high thermal resistance with low thicknesses, appropriate specific weight, associated with notable bending and compressive strength, elastic deformation for pressures of 2000 Kg/m2, ease of application, perfect integration in structures and unlimited durability, proven by projects carried out over half a century ago, all go to make up a series of characteristics matched to no other products.
Duly calculated, the insulation of cold stores, constitutes an excellent investment with high dividends, receivable in the short-term, as not only the energy saved in the maintenance of the required temperatures, but also on the power of the equipment to be installed is also reduced and, hence, its costs.
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It is of the utmost importance the strict compliance of the solutions and recommendation produced by the creators or owners of the several building systems.
Application in Storage Chambers
This technique is used on the storage of fruits, vegetable products and flowers. It consists on the storage of the products, at a very low temperature, above 0ºC. The temperatures, generally, are between 0ºC and 12ºC.
Application in Freezing Chambers
The freezing technique extends to meat, fish, butters, cheeses and many other perishable products, to wit, certain fruits. It consists of storing products below zero, usually under the micro-organism development limits. Temperatures of up to -40ºC are usual in this kind of system.