Insulated door provides energy efficiency and speed for cold storage

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
Higher ceilings mean taller doors, and the Turbo-Seal Insulated’s quick opening speed makes the doorway accessible in under two seconds.

Rytec Corporation has re-designed its next-generation high-speed Turbo-Seal Insulated door to stop more cold energy loss at the doorway through enhanced performance features.

The door also boasts an average speed of 101 inches per second to minimize air exchange. This combination means material handling systems can work harder while the cold storage room’s chiller system can work less to save more energy.

The Turbo-Seal Insulated’s thermal breaks are built into the header, side columns and bottom bar to block energy loss along its full perimeter to significantly minimize thermal heat transfer. This doorway barrier is possible with the addition of Quad Seals in the side columns and brush seals at the top of the door.

A flexible, fully sealed low-temperature bottom edge seal makes tight contact with the contours of the floor. Added to the door’s Rilon thermal panel to reduce heat transfer is a non-porous, moisture-proof vapor barrier that provides uniform performance.

For easy access, inspection and maintenance, the Turbo-Seal Insulated door has new fiberglass side column sections and clear side column covers. In addition, safety features include a responsive reversing edge, thru-beam photo eyes and the unique Pathwatch Safety Light System to ensure safe operation within fast-moving cold storage environments.

With higher ceiling facilities and higher doorways, the Turbo-Seal Insulated door enables full doorway access in less than two seconds.