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Daloon thrives from solution driven partnership with Blue Cube

  • August 27, 2019 /

When frozen food producer, Daloon, needed to update their cold storage needs, they were considering numerous companies, and at this time received a call from Blue Cube Portable Cold Stores (PCS) introducing their services.

Lisa, UK Sales manager, explains, “I met with Andy from Daloon and he explained they were looking for a facility to increase capacity and ease product movement on site.

"They were facing challenges with working at heights, and so it was vital to find a solution which resolved this. We’re very transparent as a company and try to work in partnership with our clients rather as suppliers, and so we gave our best cost-effective price on first quotation for a solution that worked for Daloon.”

The cooperative working relationship was a key driver of the decision making process according to Andy Reed, GoodLife Foods Interim Engineering Manager, “I’ve been really happy with how Blue Cube have worked with us to find a solution that fit our business needs. We found the process very straightforward and customer friendly.

“The speed that Blue Cube work at really sets them apart from their competitors. They focused on finding a solution to our particular needs which was cost-effective, and their customer service throughout the entire process was excellent. The relationship with UK Sales Manager, Lisa, has been spot on. Everything I asked of her she delivered on, I couldn’t fault the whole process.

“The units arrived on time and we were given plenty of information to get the best use out of them. I couldn’t fault the service from beginning to end. I’d use Blue Cube again without a shadow of a doubt.”

KEEP YOUR COLD STORE….COLD

  • June 26, 2018 /

With the UK in the midst of a fantastic heatwave we’ve got a few pointers to keep your cold store at the right temperature.

It was the hottest day of the year in the UK last week and temperatures are expected to remain in the high twenties.  It’s great weather for a barbeque but not so good for portable cold stores or blast units sitting out in the sun.

All our units are fitted with PVC strip curtains.  These are across the door aperture to create an effective barrier against the warm air outside.  This allows the user to regulate the temperature more effectively.

You can see temperature spikes every time a cold store or blast unit door is opened.  This can be massively improved by using PVC strip curtains and ensuring they are covering the entire door aperture.  Especially during loading and unloading product.

As well as keeping your unit cold, air curtains can greatly reduce energy loss by keeping the cold air in and the warm air out.  This will effectively reduce operating costs as the unit won’t be working so hard.

The lack of rain and warm weather also brings more insects and dust.  So as well as keeping the cold in, PVC strip curtains have the added benefit of keeping the dust and little critters out!  This in turn can avoid product losses through contamination.

So, to keep your cold store cold make sure daily checks are carried out;

  • Check all PVC strip curtains are fitted & covering the door width. If they have been removed please get in touch with us to order replacements,
  • Keep the doors closed whenever possible using the shoot bolts to secure the doors,
  • Check the temperature set-point is correctly set for its operation,
  • Periodically check the running temperature is within 2°C of the set-point,
  • Check there are no obstructions to the condenser,
  • Minimise door openings and make sure doors are not left open for any longer than necessary.  Ideally no more than a maximum of 15 minutes in an hour.

For more information on how to reduce heat gain for cold stores this handy guide from the Carbon Trust highlights a few options > https://www.carbontrust.com/media/147201/j7981_ctl137_reduce_heat_gain_aw.pdf

If you experience any issues with your unit during this warm weather please call the service department on 01785 221721.