How to Select a Quality Freezer
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While you can certainly contact us and ask "How much does
your 15 cu.ft. -40C chest freezer cost?", there is no
guarantee that will get you the freezer you need.
While a 15 cu.ft. freezer may accept all the material you
want to load, depending on your application, it may not
operate the way you need it to!
Perhaps you need to get your product down to -40C within
an hour or you need to open and close the door every 15
minutes. If you dont select carefully you may find the
freezer you buy only gets down to -30C because it cant
compensate for the frequent opening/closing of the door or
you are loading in too much product at once for the freezer
to cool quickly.
Before you look at size, temperature and price, ask yourself:
1. What do I need the freezer to do
(storage, cold test)?
2. What style do I need (chest, upright,
3. What do I plan to put inside the freezer
(epoxy, plasma, brass-fittings)?
4. How much do I need to put inside (20 lb.
or 500 lb)?
5. How big a freezer will I need? (1 cu.ft.
or 100 cu.ft.)?
6. What temperature do I need to keep the
7. How fast do I need to get down to
If you just plan to store 50 lb. of epoxy at -40C for
weeks at a time, this may be all the information you need to
start selecting a freezer. From here you can probably
skip down and start asking what features you need BUT
if you plan to be opening and closing the door frequently or
putting large amounts of material in at a time which you
need to get down to -40C quickly, you may need to spend more
time and ask some more questions, to ensure you get the
right piece of equipment.
8. How big is each item? How much does each
item weigh? How many do I plan to load at a time?
What temperature will they be when I put them in?
9.What features do I need/want?
10.Construction- Plastic or steel?
11.Temperature Control- None, dial-type, digital or
12.Refrigerants- Non-ozone depleting?
13.Doors- Key lockable? Sub-lids?
14.Alarms- audible, visual, pager notifier?