The Defrosting Challenge – From Cold Storage To Glaciers

When it comes to defrosting our Technical Director Allen Strange has just about seen it all. Over more than 30 years he has been involved in the design and installation of a vast range of refrigeration technology from large industrial cold stores and freezer warehouses to commercial chillers and freezer rooms and small, compact cold rooms. The range of customers has been equally vast including international business concerns such as:

Ford Motor Company

The public sector also figures on the customer list, eg. the British Royal Navy, the NHS and HM Prison Services and then of course there’s the all-important, everyday businesses that he’s supplied with small cold rooms such as:

Small fast food outlets

Given the above, you can perhaps imagine how many cold stores and freezer rooms our Technical Director has seen over the years!

One thing Allen maintains when it comes to refrigeration and the challenges it presents is that many customers do not realise the importance of choosing the right type and quality of refrigeration plant. This is vital to maintaining efficient defrosting of cold storage facilities, whatever the scale. Take a  look at our current range of refrigeration plant and you will see why we have chosen the Intarcon range. The high quality of European manufacture and the range of specification available make this the best range of refrigeration plant we have ever supplied.

So if you were to ask Allen if there’s  a defrosting problem he hasn’t seen or solved yet, the answer would be ‘no’. Well, that was the case until recently when he travelled to New Zealand. He brought back with him this photograph which he captioned himself:

coldstore expert

“Intarcon take defrosting seriously – cold storage expert sent to inspect heavy frost build-up”

As you can see from the footprints in the photograph, Allen had a good look around before deciding that this was a defrosting problem even he wasn’t prepared to tackle! His visit to the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand was, thankfully, some well-earned time off 🙂