DNATA being one of the leading Global freight handling companies was looking to include as part of their new air freight handling facility at Manchester Airport temperature-controlled transit pods. The pods would be a part of a fully automated air cargo system supplied by AMOVA which could handle more than 150,000 tons of air cargo annually. Each of the temperature-controlled rooms (Pods) needs to be able to achieve a temperature set point of between +2°C & + 25°C depending on the product requirements.
DD Cooling`s solution was to build two adjoining rooms within the automated storage racking system to provide separate temperature-controlled areas. Each room would have two levels to store freight awaiting transfer. The rooms were constructed from 125mm food-safe PIR panels, with individual automatic doors working from the automated freight handling unit to load & unload the cargo. Dimensions for each room: 9200mm high, 3800mm wide, 7100mm long.
We designed each room with separate temperature controls using twin outdoor J&E Hall units, and twin dual discharge evaporators with heater banks. To assist with air circulation in each room we installed de-stratification fans to ensure air circulation to the lower area of the room.
What we do
DD Cooling is a Preston-based, specialist refrigeration and air conditioning installation and maintenance company. We support businesses in The North West and across the UK.
We buy fresh fruit and vegetables from farmers to supply the wholesale market and offer services to restaurants and schools by preparing the vegetables ahead of delivery. Therefore, efficient refrigeration is integral to our business model, and DD Cooling supports us with everything we need. They help us to save running costs year on year and provide an efficient service that we can rely on.
Our business supplies the catering industry and we operate a central factory which distributes to customers directly, as well as two of our own retail shops in Longridge and Clitheroe. We pride ourselves on the quality of the meat we provide for customers and the service from DD Cooling is an integral part of our business offering. They have also allowed us to generate maximum efficiency and cost savings with the cooling of our produce and have provided design, building and maintenance of bespoke cold stores right the way through to improving and maintaining dated refrigeration equipment.
We are a specialist salad crest grower and supply a range of grocers and supermarket operators. DD Cooling is 20 miles away but their personal service outweighs those we’ve experienced with other, closer suppliers. We know we get honest advice and have grown to know the teams which we love! DD Cooling has built specialist growing rooms for our delicate produce and maintains our on-site refrigeration.
Here at the flower bowl, we have a state of the art co2 refrigeration system. This system is integral to our business, when there’s a fault with it many of the services we provide are unable to continue. Since the system was installed it has had various technical issues. After lots of back and forth, we decided to go out and see if another company would be able to help us diagnose and rectify these issues. Along came DD Cooling who came highly recommended. Over time they have been able to get the system operating fully and make it reliable, this hasn’t been an easy task. It has been time-consuming and I’m sure head-scratching at times. Now the system has been made reliable they continue to service and maintain the equipment to an excellent standard.