Large cold storage facilities are typically maintained between 0°F and –30°F. The floor and subfloor design includes multiple layers of concrete and insulation. The soil is normally around 50°F and contains moisture. Without a floor heating system, the soil temperature would fall below freezing and an ice lens would form that would cause buckling of the cold stoage floor.
Bylin's Frost Heave Prevention System provides engineered heating cable sets that minimize the energy requirement (both heating system and load and the incremental cooling load).
Bylin's engineered frost heave prevention heating system for cold storage has optimized the performance of the system by controlling the heater's output with a solid state control system. The temperature sensors provide continuous feedback for optimal performance. Unlike forced air systems, the heating remains constant and doesn't change with outside temperature changes. When compared with 8 ft centers, the 4 ft center to center heater location cuts the temperature gradient in half, reduces floor heating power and reduces the heat energy transferred into the freezer floor. As a result, the incremental load on the cooling unit is reduced to the lowest practical level.
Bylin's engineered system continues to provide energy and maintenance savings throughout the operational life of the cold storage facility.