Cooling Load Calculation for cold rooms. In this article we’ll be looking at how to calculate the cooling load for a cold room. We’ll first look at the heat sources and then we’ll look at a worked example of how to perform a cold room cooling load calculation in a simplified excel Spreadsheet.
What is a cold room?
A cold room is used to store perishable goods such as meat and vegetables to slow down their deterioration and preserve them as fresh as possible for as long as possible. Heat accelerates their deterioration so the products are cooled down by removing the heat.
To remove the heat we use a refrigeration system as this allows accurate and automatic control of the temperature to preserve the goods for as long as possible.
To remove the heat we need to know what the cooling load will be. The cooling load varies throughout the day so in most cases the average cooling load is calculated and the refrigeration capacity is calculated to suit this.
- Name : Cooling Load Estimate Calculations Spreadsheet
- Format : xlsx
- Size : 28 KB