COLD STORAGE CONSTRUCTION
There are several considerations that come into play in determining the best design for each unique cold storage facility. As one of the nation’s largest builders of cold storage warehouses, ARCO is expertly capable of providing the best, value-driven solutions to our customers’ cold storage needs.
Selection of construction type plays an important role in how a building is insulated and cooled. New construction cold storage facilities can be built with insulated concrete (tilt-up or precast), insulated metal panels, or a combination of the two. Additionally, an existing dry warehouse can be converted to freezer/cooler through installation of insulated metal panels inside existing walls. This “box-in-a-box” option is a great solution when the desired location is in a densely built up area with minimal land available, allowing a cold storage user to convert ambient space to freezer, cooler, or cold dock.
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Performance Food Group – Foodservice Distribution Warehouse | Gilroy, California
The choice of refrigeration system and its supporting infrastructure plays a critical role in the success of a project now and in the future. Decades of experience designing and building cold storage warehouses has given us an exceptional ability to determine the best solution to maintain temperature in our customers’ frozen and cooled spaces. Selection of the most appropriate building type and refrigeration system is unique to every project. We take every factor into consideration, value engineer the design, and provide our clients with state-of-the-art cold storage facilities.
ColdPoint Logistics – Ammonia Refrigeration System Condensing Unit | Edgerton, Kansas
R-VALUE & TEMPERATURE CONTROL
In the design phase, it’s important to consider the effects of adjacent temperatures, product and equipment loads may have on spaces. Determining how to achieve the necessary r-value for a cold storage facility is best calculated through a cooperative effort between the Refrigeration Engineer and ARCO. Once the r-value requirements are identified, we make refrigeration equipment selection. The anticipated operating cost, based on the cost of local power, is another key factor in equipment selection and determined proposed r-values. That can have cost implications for the end user long after ARCO has completed construction of the facility. It is possible to more than offset the cost of mechanical system premiums and operating expenses by increasing the r-value.
THE ARCO ADVANTAGE
ARCO’s project delivery method combines quality of design and construction, management of expense and adherence to schedule into a single point of responsibility. As a result, our customers reap the benefit of total integration. Our team of design build cold storage construction experts effectively analyze these key components to reduce exposure and provide the best value to clients. In an industry where expertise is essential, ARCO is a trusted adviser of some of the biggest names in the business.