Ice cold frame

As seen on the internet – “Ice cold frame”

Above: “Roof bracing extends around the entire structure” (Source: NSC)

In South Africa all cold stores consist of an outer steel supporting structure with a separate insulated box inside. This standard practice appears to be changing in the following example of a new UK freezer where the steel structure is inside the insulated panels.

“The large steel-framed depot will become the UK’s largest single site temperature controlled facility and will create more than 300 new jobs. The first phase is set for completion in September, when the temperature will be pulled down to minus 25 degrees and the depot will immediately become operational. Subsequent phases will follow over the next few years.

The investment will create the latest in a series of superhubs across the UK, part of Yearsley Logistics’ strategic plan to minimise food miles and increase operational efficiency on behalf of its customers; food manufacturers, retailers and catering providers nationally.”