IOR-Cold-Store-COPUK: A new revised and updated IOR Cold Store Code of Practice is now available for download.

Seen as a key reference document for cold store designers, the Code of Practice provides an independent and authoritative overview of the process involved in the construction of cold store projects, buildings and construction; insulation and refrigeration design. It is intended to assist those responsible for specifying the requirements for a refrigerated store, within the UK, by outlining all of the design elements of a modern cold store.

The Code is divided into three parts:

Part 1, Scope and Specification, is primarily aimed at the non-specialist end user, and provides an overview together with key elements relating to the design and specification process. Templates to assist these processes are given in the appendices.

Part 2, Design and Construction, provides in-depth information regarding cold store construction, detailed descriptions of specific cold store features (eg structural design, insulated panel selection and installation, vapour sealing, fire protection, racking, etc)

Part 3, Refrigeration Systems, provides in-depth information regarding refrigeration plant considerations and design.

The Code is not intended for cold stores smaller than 20m³ nor for controlled atmosphere stores such as fruit stores though many of the provisions are applicable to such stores.

Available to purchase as an immediate download, the Code costs £35 inc VAT for IOR members or £75 inc VAT for non members.