Managing your Cold Store

Managing your Cold Store

This course is designed to instruct all managers about the issues associated with operating a cold store facility.

The contents are as follows:

  • The Cold Chain and Refrigeration System - What does it mean?
  • Conditions relating to storage in Cold Stores
    - What is so important about temperature & humidity?
  • Basic refrigeration principles
    - How does it work?
  • Refrigeration Systems
    - What does each component do?
  • Coldroom Cooling loads
    - Do you know where they come from?
  • Troubleshooting Coldroom Temperature Problems
    - So you have a problem - what do you look for?
  • Coldstore housekeeping
    - Impact of incorrect practices on cold store operations
  • Product Handling at the Coldstore
    - This is a major area that needs control to improve efficiency.
  • Plant Operation Considerations
    - Things you need to know about your plant.
  • Plant operating questions and Maintenance
    - Do you know the conditions your plant is operating at?
  • Competent Person
    - Is your plant operator/technician accredited to SAQCCGas appropriate registration?
  • Safety and your Plant
    - It has happened before, are you ready?
  • Risk Analysis of Refrigeration Plant & Conforming to Pressure Equipment Regulation
    - This needs to be done, by law.
  • Dealing with an ammonia leak
    - Are you in a position to cope with a major leak?
  • Freon Leaks
    - Issues & considerations
  • First Aid
    - You need to know what to do in an emergency situation.
  • Energy Management & Power Outages
    - We need to conserve our power and be more efficient.
  • Moisture and Humidity Considerations on plant power loading
    - Why & how they need to be controlled.
  • Labour, Power and Disaster Issues
    - How are you going to deal with them when they happen?
  • Impact of water shortages
    - How does this affect your plant?
  • Environmental Issues with Refrigerants and future trends
    - CO2 & Ammonia are becoming the refrigerants of choice.

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