There are a number of structural design factors that should be considered when planning, designing or modifying any cold storage facility. When planning the design specifi cations for a new cold storage facility or modifications to an existing facility, the owners and operators are presented with an opportunity to capitalise on past experience and ensure the design, layout and selection/installation of plant and equipment utilises new technology to eliminate or reduce risk while at the same time improve productivity.
The following building design factors should be considered during the design of any new cold storage facility or modifi cations to any existing facility.
- Suspended ceilings
- Structure supports
- Air flows
- Flooring Systems
- Battery storage and recharging areas
- Racking systems
- Staging area
- Dock levellers and loading ramps