Refrigeration gaskets are flexible elastic strips attached to the outer edge of a refrigerator or freezer. Gaskets are designed to form an air-tight seal that serves as a barrier between the cool air inside the refrigerated space and the warmer external environment. By minimizing the amount of warm air that enters the appliance, gaskets provide a direct reduction in cooling load and energy consumption.
Replacing old, defective gaskets with new ones will:
- Result in kWh savings for your facility.
- Improve energy efficiency.
- Reduce energy costs.
- Promote food safety;
Gaskets are an essential tool when it comes to food safety, and many cities, states, and counties have standards and codes regarding the preservation of meat, dairy, frozen foods, fruits, vegetables, and drinks.
Gaskets also decrease the moisture that enters a refrigerated space which prevents frost buildup on the cooling coils. Frost on refrigerator coils has a harmful impact on the entire refrigeration system; it can affect the heat transfer, reduce airflow, and increase energy consumption during the defrost cycle. Replacing defective gaskets reduces compressor run time while improving the efficiency of the overall heat removal process. A well-fitting gasket means lower energy bills for you!