6 unusual things to store in a refrigeration device

May 15, 2023

We associate refrigeration devices primarily with the food and catering industry, in short, with food storage. However, they have a much broader application and are indispensable in many other areas. What, apart from foodstuffs, should be stored in refrigerators? Take a look at our overview!

1. Cosmetics and their components

Cosmetics, especially organic ones, free of artificial preservatives and contain heat-sensitive ingredients such as vitamin c, retinol or peptides, should be stored under refrigeration. This applies to ready-to-use products as well as some of their components, especially after opening the factory packaging. Therefore, cosmetic studios, among others, should be equipped with refrigerating devices. Inadequate storage of cosmetics destroys their properties and, in some cases, can make them harmful to health.



2. Medicines and pharmaceutical products

Refrigeration conditions are also required for certain medicines, vaccines and pharmaceutical products that fall into the group of thermolabile (heat-sensitive) preparations, which should be stored between 2 and 8°C. These types of pharmaceutical preparations from production, through distribution to wholesalers and on to sale in the pharmacy should be stored in refrigerators with constant temperature and humidity measurement. Products that need to be stored in a refrigerator most commonly include:

  • insulins
  • vaccines
  • certain eye drops, probiotics, globules, suppositories
  • antibiotic suspensions



3. Seeds

Crop seeds are another raw material that should be stored under special conditions. In the case of seeds, the most damaging factor is excessive fluctuation or too high an ambient humidity level. Contact with moisture at sufficiently high temperatures and access to light releases the nutrients dormant in the seed and initiates the germination process. Seed should therefore be stored in a dry, dark and cool place, which means that a refrigerator is the best device for this purpose. It will keep the seed intact for a long period of time ensuring high quality and productivity in seedling production.



4. Cut flowers

Many flower species like the cold! It keeps them fresh and beautiful for longer. Low temperatures slow down the process of drying and wilting of roses, tulips, carnations, gerberas and many, many other cut flowers. Refrigeration devices dedicated to florists, such as the RAPA flower refrigerated, make it possible to keep flowers in excellent condition and at the same time to display them very attractively.



5. Machine components

The most unusual and surprising product that needs to be stored under refrigeration are some metal parts of machinery and devices. Often in the production process, there is a need to create a permanent, solid connection between the parts, which is achieved through the phenomenon of thermal expansion. One of the parts to be joined is then cooled, while the other is heated. Once the parts reach the temperature at which they will be used, they become inseparable.



6. Garbage

The problem of organic waste affects shops, catering establishments, meat processing plants and other companies involved in food production. Before waste is collected from these locations and sent for disposal, it is challenging to store it in conditions that do not pose an epidemic risk, especially in summer when ambient temperatures are high. This is why it is also a good idea to store rubbish in refrigerated conditions. This will prevent insect infestation, the growth of harmful microorganisms and undesirable odours at the point of sale and food production.



The above-mentioned examples certainly do not exhaust all the possibilities for using refrigeration devices. We are discovering many of them while working on projects for our customers, and we are sure that they will surprise us more than once!

If you would like to find out more about the cooling devices we offer and their possible applications, please contact our Customer Service Department on tel: 81 742 53 10  or email rapa@rapa.lublin.pl. We will be happy to answer your questions!

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