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Introducing ArcelorMittal Insulated Panels to the UK and Irish Market

Introducing ArcelorMittal Insulated Panels to the UK and Irish Market

Insulated Panels

The Big Ice Box is proud to announce that we have introduced ArcelorMittal insulated panels (sandwich panels) to the markets in United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and Ireland.

Our experienced team are available to assist with design, costing and delivery of your cold room and clean room projects.

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Choose between Frigotherm® and Frigorock® panels:

ArcelorMittals Frigotherm® range offers high-performing, sustainable insulated panel solutions for refrigerated rooms or rooms with controlled atmospheres (-40°C /+ 40°C). The range comprises two types of PIR-based panels: PRT Hexacore®, and iQ+ system®, which offers enhanced thermal performance and energy efficiency. 

  • Steel/polyisocyanurate foam insulated panels for non-load vertical walls and ceilings, delivered according to the desired length
  • Several technical solutions for facings available according to applications and foodstuffs requirements (stainless steel, PET coating ...)
  • The introduction of inserts, sheet removal or sheaths is possible
  • The grouting finish provides all the desired performance for watertightness, airtightness, water vapour diffusion and is adapted to hygiene and cleaning requirements
  • Heat transmission Uc: up to 0.11W/m².K
  • ACERMI certification
  • Frigotherm Insulated Panel reaction to fire B-s1,d0
  • FM Certification 4880 & 4881 
  • Width: 1150mm (1000mm and 1100mm on request)
  • Double joints system for thicknesses up to 100 mm


ArcelorMittal's Frigorock® is a new mineral wool panel. It is a self-supporting, non-combustible insulated panel with visible fixings, consisting of a mineral wool insulated core and two coated steel faces. Especially designed for controlled environments, Frigorock® is available with food-safe coatings which meet the different requirements ranging from non-aggressive to aggressive.

  • Steel/mineral wool insulated panels for non-load vertical walls and ceilings, delivered according to the desired length
  • Several technical solutions for facings available according to applications and foodstuffs requirements (stainless steel, PET coating ...)
  • The introduction of inserts, sheet removal or sheaths is possible
  • The grouting finish provides all the desired performance for watertightness, airtightness, water vapor diffusion and is adapted to hygiene and cleaning requirements
  • Heat transmission Uc: up to 0.145W/m².K
  • Frigorock Insulated Panel reaction to fire A2-S1-d0
  • Width: 1150mm or 1000mm on request
  • Double joints system for thicknesses up to 300 mm

 

 

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What are insulated panels?

Insulated panels, also known as sandwich panels or structural insulated panels (SIPs) are widely used in construction for cold room and freezer room walls, roofs, and floors, offering a combination of structural strength, thermal insulation, and versatility.

What are the benefits of having insulated panels?

Insulated panels offer several benefits for cold rooms and freezer rooms, making them essential components of such facilities. Here are the key advantages:

  • Superior Thermal Insulation: Insulated panels provide excellent thermal insulation, helping to maintain stable and low temperatures inside cold and freezer rooms. This insulation minimises heat transfer, ensuring efficient cooling and reducing energy consumption.
  • Energy Efficiency: By minimising heat transfer, insulated panels contribute to energy efficiency in cold and freezer rooms. They help reduce the workload on refrigeration systems, leading to lower energy consumption and operational costs over time.
  • Temperature Control: Proper insulation with insulated panels ensures precise temperature control within cold and freezer rooms. Consistent temperatures prevent fluctuations that could compromise the quality and safety of stored products.
  • Moisture Management: Insulated panels with vapour barriers effectively manage moisture, preventing condensation buildup inside cold and freezer rooms. This helps maintain a dry environment, minimising the risk of mold growth, corrosion, and degradation of insulation effectiveness.
  • Quick Installation: Insulated panels are often prefabricated and modular, allowing for quick and straightforward installation. This results in shorter construction timelines, reduced labor costs, and faster commissioning of cold and freezer rooms.
  • Structural Strength: Insulated panels provide structural integrity to cold and freezer rooms, ensuring stability and durability over time. Their robust construction allows for the creation of sturdy and reliable storage spaces capable of withstanding the demands of daily operations.
  • Versatility: Insulated panels can be customised to suit various design requirements and space configurations. They are available in different thicknesses, sizes, and finishes, allowing for flexibility in cold room and freezer room design.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Insulated panels designed for cold storage applications typically meet or exceed regulatory standards for temperature control, hygiene, and food safety. Using compliant panels helps ensure that cold and freezer rooms adhere to industry regulations and guidelines.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Investing in insulated panels for cold and freezer rooms can lead to long-term cost savings. Their energy-efficient properties reduce operational expenses, while quick installation reduces construction time and associated labor costs.

Overall, insulated panels offer a comprehensive solution for cold and freezer room construction, providing superior thermal insulation, energy efficiency, temperature control, moisture management, structural strength, versatility, regulatory compliance, and cost-effectiveness.

Why do I need insulated panels for my cold room or freezer room?

Insulated panels are essential for cold and freezer rooms for several reasons: 

  • Thermal Insulation: Insulated panels provide superior thermal insulation, helping to maintain consistent and low temperatures inside cold and freezer rooms. This insulation prevents heat transfer from the external environment, ensuring that the desired cold temperatures are maintained efficiently.
  • Energy Efficiency: The thermal insulation properties of insulated panels contribute to energy efficiency by reducing the workload on refrigeration systems. With better insulation, cold and freezer rooms require less energy to maintain the desired temperature, resulting in lower energy consumption and reduced operating costs.
  • Temperature Control: Proper insulation helps to control temperature fluctuations inside cold and freezer rooms. This is crucial for preserving the quality and safety of perishable goods stored within. Consistent temperatures prevent thawing and freezing cycles, which can compromise the integrity of stored products.
  • Prevention of Condensation: Insulated panels help prevent condensation buildup inside cold and freezer rooms. Condensation can lead to moisture-related issues such as mold growth, corrosion of equipment, and degradation of insulation effectiveness. Insulated panels with vapour barriers effectively manage moisture and prevent condensation.
  • Structural Integrity: Insulated panels provide structural strength to cold and freezer rooms, ensuring stability and durability over time. The robust construction of insulated panels allows for the creation of sturdy and reliable cold storage spaces that can withstand the rigors of daily operations.
  • Quick Installation: Insulated panels are often prefabricated and modular, allowing for quick and straightforward installation. This results in shorter construction timelines and reduced labor costs compared to traditional building methods, making insulated panels a cost-effective solution for cold and freezer room construction.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Cold and freezer rooms must adhere to regulatory standards and guidelines to ensure the safety and quality of stored products. Insulated panels designed specifically for cold storage applications typically meet or exceed industry standards for temperature control, hygiene, and food safety.

Overall, insulated panels are indispensable for cold and freezer rooms, providing optimal thermal insulation, energy efficiency, temperature control, and structural integrity. Investing in high-quality insulated panels ensures that cold storage facilities operate efficiently and effectively, maintaining the quality and safety of stored products while minimising operating costs.

 

Discover ArcelorMittal, Isocab, Falk and Kingspan insulated panels designed for cold rooms, freezer rooms, commercial and industrial applications. Achieve optimal temperature control, energy efficiency, and structural integrity. Elevate your building solutions with our versatile and sustainable insulated panels for diverse environments. 

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