Industrial Refrigeration, Used in Many Industries in California

Posted By : Aubrey Mead , on Aug, 2018


Many different industries in California use industrial refrigeration equipment. Maintaining specific temperatures are important in many different manufacturing and processing industries. A great number of industrial refrigerators are used in the food and beverage industry. The refrigerators are used throughout the processing, storage, and distribution phases. Of equal importance to food and beverages is the semiconductor industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and the chemical industry.

Cooling Requirements

There are many variables involved in refrigeration. The industry can be better understood by focusing on the size; small, medium and large.

  • Small and Medium: The small and medium sector represents the bulk of industrial refrigeration installations in California. These units are usually “product” specific. In many cases, the units are installed close to the operation.
  • Large Systems: Large systems, often an entire refrigerated warehouse, are used to cool volume products such as fruits and vegetables. Whereas small and medium units are usually self-contained, large systems are usually separate from the compressor room. The refrigerant is piped to the refrigerator.

Refrigeration systems operate at different temperatures depending on the design parameters and specifics of the process or application. A huge industry in California is the production, storage, and distribution of food. The temperatures most often found are similar to the temperature found in a domestic refrigerator; zero to plus eight degrees F.

Refrigerator Sizes

Many different factors influence the design of an industrial refrigerator. Products enter the unit at room temperature. The cooling demands vary based on the design temperature differentials. A refrigerator that is designed to drop the temperature of the product 5 degrees is very different from a unit that drops the temperature by 50 degrees.

The key to the design and manufacture of an efficient industrial refrigeration system lies in understand all the parameters. A system that is oversized or undersized will not operate efficiently, resulting in product loss and excessive energy consumption.

If your business requires industrial refrigeration for production or storage purposes, contact TKS Cold Storage Manufacturing & Construction in California. For detailed information, visit

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