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6 June 2017

The Benefits of Pallet Spacers in a Cold Storage Facility

Pallet spacers, also known as pallet dividers, actually serve a more important purpose in cold storage facilities than many people may realise. They are not simply there to give the next layer a stable base upon which to rest; they are actually heavily involved in the cooling/freezing process itself.

The trouble with loading chilled goods onto a pallet for storage is that, while the boxes on the outside of the stack will freeze rather easily, those in the centre may struggle as they are cut off from the necessary flow of cold air. This is the problem pallet spacers are designed to circumvent.

This is not an issue for all stored goods, as those with a lower density will freeze more readily and as such spacers may not be required, but high density goods benefit massively from the channels of cold air that spacers allow to flow freely around them. By exposing more of their surface to this cold air, it is much easier to achieve and maintain a cold or freezing temperature, as required.

As any business-minded individual will tell you, time is money, and so the accelerated freezing time afforded by the use of pallet dividers (up to 25%) will translate directly into a financial saving due to the reduction in energy required for day-to-day operations. These spacers are also non-toxic, non-porous, durable, and easy to clean, making them ideal for use in cold storage facilities.

Sometimes it’s the little things which make all the difference.

Sam Bonson

Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. He is currently working as a content writer, journalist & editor in an attempt to expand his horizons.