Selecting the right freezer door in temperature-controlled environments is crucial. These doors help to maintain temperature control, energy efficiency, and overall success. Jamison Door Company, a trusted name in the industry since 1906, offers a range of cooler door and freezer door solutions tailored to various needs. In this guide, we’ll offer you a few tips to help choose the perfect Jamison freezer door for your specific requirements.
What is a Freezer Door?
Being able to move in and out of temperature-controlled areas quickly is critical, not only for the temperature maintenance but for the comfort of the employees as well. Whether it’s a walk-in freezer, a cold storage room, or an industrial refrigeration unit, there are applications that require specific types of doors, freezer doors.
Types of Freezer Doors:
For over a century, Jamison has been providing a wide range of industrial and commercial solutions. Our freezer doors range from sliding doors to roll-up freezer doors to sliding freezer doors for your most demanding environments.
Jamison sliding doors are often used in large industrial and commercial doorway settings such as supermarkets where durability, efficiency, and space optimization are essential. Sliding doors are popular for their smooth operation and ability to save space since they don’t require exra space to swing open.
Different types of sliding doors include:
- Manual or power
- Horizontal or vertical
- Single leaf or bi-parting: A single leaf slides to the side as a whole when operated, and a bi-parting door has two panels that slide away from the center.
Check out some of our popular Mark IV sliding doors.
Different industrial and commercial settings commonly use swing doors, which provide easy access and separation between different areas. While a sliding door works better in a large setting, swing doors work better in small door openings and are available as single or double doors. Self-rising hinges actually lift the door when opened, reducing gasket wear and eliminating the need for sloped floors. The sweep-type sill gasket also prevents thermal infiltration. Learn about some of our Plyfoam or Sound Reduction swing door options.
High speed Doors
A high-speed freezer or rapid rollup door operates similarly to a garage door where it rolls quickly up and down. These doors are designed to open and close quickly in order to minimize their remaining open time, and can be seen in both small and large doorway settings. Our innovative double fabric curtain design that optimizes insulation and reduces ice-build-up. Our Frigo doors include:
- Frigo 1: Self-repairing insulated fabric roll-up door that acts as a thermal barrier between temperature-controlled areas. Its design prevents frost and ice buildup with a dual-layer fabric and .075-inch thick curtain.
- Frigo 1 Air: An advanced version of the Frigo 1, featuring dual lateral ventilation with recirculation for optimal airflow and temperature control. It’s ideal for separating areas with different conditions. Like the Frigo 1, it has a sandwich panel for insulation but adds lateral ventilation for precise environmental control.
- Frigo 2: Our innovative double curtain low energy cost design. When closed, the two curtains create a dead air space which is then treated with a small amount of heated air. This allows the curtains to remain frost free at the lowest energy expense.
- Frigo 2 Air: This door shares features with the Frigo 2, but adds a patented dual ventilation system that maintains consistent internal temperatures, blocking moisture, ice, and condensation.
Read more about our range of Frigo high speed door options.
How to choose the right refrigeration door?
The right refrigeration door is more than just an entry point – it’s a key player in maintaining the integrity of your cold storage.
- Infiltration: Our doors are reliable, durable, and tight sealing. Our Frigo doors have a full perimeter seal around the door. No stiffeners or hard parts are used in the door panel and the floor is sealed with a flexible soft bottom edge.This enables reduced infiltration, maximum energy savings, and improved productivity.
- Insulation: Freezer doors are designed with insulation to prevent heat exchange and maintain a cold temperature inside. Our sliding and swing doors have Frostop heater cables and are filled with Jamifoam non CFC polyurethane insulation with an R value of 32 at 40°F. Curtains on our fabric doors are .075-inch insulated fabric.
- Materials: A range of materials are used. Stainless steel is a popular choice cause of its durability, resistance to corrosion, and easy maintenance. Glass doors are used in display freezers, providing visibility without compromising insulation.
- Anti-Condensation Technology: Prevents condensation on the freezer doors, maintaining clear visibility and preventing ice build-up.
- Self-Closing Doors: Designed to close automatically. This helps reduce the risk of accidentally leaving the door ajar and compromising the freezer’s temperature.
Tip 1: Understanding Your Needs
Begin by identifying the specific requirements of your cold storage facility. Consider factors such as the type of products stored, the frequency of door use, and the temperature conditions required. Different industries, whether it’s food storage, clean rooms, or warehouses, have unique demands that influence the choice of freezer doors.
Tip 2: Temperature Control
One of the primary functions of a freezer door is to maintain a consistent and precise temperature within the space. Jamison offers heavy duty freezer doors with advanced insulation technologies, ensuring optimal thermal efficiency. Consider the temperature range needed for your products and choose a door that can effectively meet those requirements.
Tip 3: Energy Efficiency
Energy savings can be a significant factor in the operation of cold storage facilities. Jamison’s commitment to energy-efficient solutions is evident in our freezer doors. Look for features such as insulated panels, air seals, and advanced door controls that contribute to minimizing energy consumption.
Tip 4: Custom Options
Jamison understands that one size does not fit all. Explore the custom options available for freezer doors. Select a door that matches your facility’s layout and needs by considering size, material, and configuration.
Want even heavier duty construction or hardware? Jamison Door offers a near endless number of quality options. Enhancing the strength, life, and corrosion resistance of our doors.
Tip 5: Durability and Maintenance
Freezer doors in high-traffic areas require durability to withstand frequent use. Jamison Door Company has a reputation for producing robust and long-lasting industrial doors.
This is largely because of our hardware. The quality of Jamison hardware is clearly visible. Compare our track assemblies, hinges, latches and rollers, and you will see they are top-notch. This assures you of longer door life with less costly maintenance.
Tip 6: Safety Features
Ensure that the chosen freezer door focuses on safety. Find reliable gaskets, anti-slip flooring, and advanced control systems to improve safety in cold storage. From our light curtains and traffic lights to sight and sound safety systems, Jamison has the right safety feature for you.
Tip 7: Compliance and Certification
Depending on the industry, there might be specific regulations and standards to adhere to. Check if the Jamison freezer door meets industry standards and certifications to ensure safe and high-quality cold storage.
Tip 8: Make Your Choice
Choosing the correct cold storage door from Jamison Door Company is a smart investment for your cold storage facility’s efficiency and success. With these tips, it is our hope that you can confidently choose a Jamison freezer door that aligns with your specific requirements.
Jamison – Your Cold Storage Partner
Let our experts help you choose the right door. Trust in the legacy of excellence that Jamison Door Company has upheld for over a century.