INCORPORATING COLD CHAIN
if a system goes down, the back-up units
can handle the load and cold chain
requirements are not failed at any point in
the room for even a moment. This process
can last up to a week.
In addition to the stringent design
specifications, it’s vital not to neglect
maintenance after installing these
magnificent systems. Imperial Logistics
takes this very seriously and signed
a service level agreement with Lutz
Refrigeration to ensure that the plant is
properly looked after with periodic services
scheduled every three months.
During these services, gas levels, fans,
compressors, electrical connections,
etc. are all checked and the results
documented. All alarm systems are also
put through their paces to make sure that
they are functional if required.
The client was extremely appreciative
of the fact that they didn’t miss a day of
operation during the entire construction
period. The process of the new rooms
coming online as the old rooms were
removed ensured a seamless cold chain
was maintained and their clients’ products
were always looked after. CLA
LIST OF PROFESSIONALS
Owner Imperial Logistics
Architect / Designer Impendulo
Project manager Resolve
Mechanical WSP (design /tender phase)
C3 (project phase)
Wet services CKR Consulting Engineers
Main building Abbeydale
HVAC&R Lutz Refrigeration
Wet services Abbeydale
Electrical Raptor electrical
Compressors GEA and Copeland
Evaporators Colcoil and HC Heat
Condensers Colcoil and HC Heat
Control and monitoring systems Carel
Solenoid and expansion valves Danfoss
Building louvres Trox
Insulation panels Isowall
Fire systems Belfa
Motorised cold room doors Stab-a-load
Generators Gillespie Diesel
1. Smaller vertical sliding electrical doors into cold room from the main facility.
2. A job well done, Dave Evans (Lutz Refrigeration general manager) on left with Kevin
Walters (Lutz Refrigeration design engineer).
3. Plant for airlock, dispatch and Cold Room 2, with steel ducts for hot air exhaust.
4. Inside plant room on mezzanine level.
COLD LINK AFRICA • July/August 2019