UK: The Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) has republished its Cold Store Code of Practice. The Code includes three sections: Specification, Design and Refrigeration that brings together material which was previously published in two separate documents, into a single, substantial item which is a key resource for anyone involved in the practice or consultancy of cold store design.
The first section on specification is a completely new addition which aims to help designers work with clients on clarifying requirements. The Code includes a comprehensive list of references and legislation which may impact cold store construction, design, maintenance or operation and a series of Templates that can be downloaded for free as word documents for operators or installers to complete or customise.
The IOR Cold Store Code of Practice provides a independent and authoritative overview of the process involved in the construction of cold store projects, buildings & insulation and refrigeration design, intended to assist those responsible for specifying the requirements for a refrigerated store, within the UK, by outlining all of the design elements of a modern cold store.
Part 1 “Scope and Specification” is primarily aimed at the non-specialist end user, and provides an overview together with key elements relating to the design and specification process. Templates to assist these processes are given in the appendices.
Part 2 “Design & Construction” provides In-depth information regarding cold store construction, detailed descriptions of specific cold store features (e.g. structural design, insulated panel selection and installation, vapour sealing, fire protection, racking etc.)
Part 2 “Refrigeration Systems” provides in-depth information regarding refrigeration plant considerations and design.
Supporting Information for Users
The following Appendices are provided as free download templates related to the Code contents. Users should refer to the Code prior to adapting the templates: