Walk-In Refrigeration Systems
Premium Paneling provides refrigeration systems that are designed to provide many years of reliable service.These systems include components from quality manufacturers who provide nationwide support for their products. Units are available in a variety of configurations including: remote, top mount self-contained, and side mount self-contained. Premium Paneling also provides all the walk-in accessories to fit your specific needs. Outside ramps, strip curtains, and audio-visual alarms just to name a few. Top-of-the-line accessories accompany every walk-in leaving for its final destination. When these accessories are supplied, you are assured that the entire package is configured to your specifications.
Types of Refrigeration Systems
Remote systems are the least expensive systems to purchase. They consist of a condensing unit, evaporator unit and misc. parts such as expansion valve, site glass, dryer, pump down solenoid thermostat, and on freezers a timer and drain heater to install the system. They provide an advantage by allowing the condensing unit to be located outside the building. There the condensing unit can dump its heat without adding extra heat to the building and air conditioning systems.
Pre-assembled Remote Systems are the same as Remote Systems except all the parts are shipped installed on either the condensing unit or the evaporator coil. Pre-assembled Remote Pre-charged systems come with the condensing unit, the evaporator coil and line set (copper pipes that connect the two units) charged with refrigeration gas. A licensed refrigeration technician will be needed to install the refrigeration system. These systems may or may not be less expensive depending on the cost of the system, the refrigeration service and electronics service charges.
Top Mount Systems are self-contained refrigeration systems. They come with all parts, copper lines completely installed. A licensed refrigeration technician will be needed to install the refrigeration system. The only downside to these units is that the evaporator hangs down inside the walk-in taking up shelf space and head room in small walk-ins. Some units come with low profile coils that help but do not eliminate this problem completely.
Side Mount Refrigeration Systems are the same as Top Mount Refrigeration Systems except they are installed on one of the wall panels with bolts that go through the refrigeration plug and wall panel and are attached with nuts on the inside of the walk-in. They also require that a condensation drain hose be connected to a drain nearby. A licensed refrigeration technician will be needed to install the refrigeration system. One downside is that you lose shelf space where the evaporation unit extends inside the walk-in.
Now that you know all about these units don’t let it be confusing. To simplify the selection of refrigeration system, first decide whether allowing the condensing unit to dump heat into the building is unacceptable. If it is then a remote unit is the correct choice. Whether it is pre-assembled pre-charged should be decided by evaluating the difference in cost of having it done in the field or at the manufacturing plant.
If discharging the heat inside the building is not a concern then choosing a self contained side mount or top mount refrigeration system verses a penthouse refrigeration unit should be decided by how important the space in the walk-in is to you. If space is not a big consideration then side-mount or top mount unit may be the choice.