Handling & Care

How to Handle the Insulation Panels

Care and consideration should be taken when moving and handling panels to prevent damage, especially to panel edges and upstands. When lifting individual panels AVOID rubbing surfaces as any loose debris can cause scratching to the finish. Dust from panel cutting should be brushed off the panel surface. (Circular saw or jigsaw can be used for cutting panel faces. The insulation can be cut with knife, saw, or hot wire).

How to Store the Insulation Panels

Panel should be stored in a dry place and protected from the weather. If panels are left out doors, panels should be kept off the ground and covered by plastic sheet. Bearers should be used when panels are stacked on top of each other.

How to Clean the Installed Insulation Panels

Internal panels can generally be washed with water or a solution of non aggressive detergent or Tepol and water followed by a water rinse. White spirit can be used for oil or grease stains, again followed by a water rinse. Do not use concentrated cleaners, abrasive solutions and solvents, it will cause damage.

Water hoses can be used but steam cleaning may cause damage if the temperature exceeds 60 degrees Celsius. Regular cleaning or over-cleaning or scrubbing can do more harm than good. Beware of water gathering in any joints.

Some exhaust fumes from heaters and vehicles can cause permanent staining of certain colour coat and steatite finishes, therefore prolonged contact with exhaust systems should be avoided.

Cold Room Doors Maintenance

  • Regularly clean sliding rail both inside and outside, including rollers.
  • Lubricate all necessary parts such as rollers, rail guild, internal and external handle, lock, hinge, etc.
  • Check tightness of fixing screws. Tighten, re-adjust or change fixing screws if necessary.
  • Check operation of doors threshold heaters and all trace heating. Check tightness of electrical connection. Check heating surface if there is enough heat to protect ice forming.
  • Thoroughly check and clean door leafs and area nearby. There should not be anything such as forming ice to obstruct the opening of doors. Look for the causes of such problem.

Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) Maintenance

  • Check operation of heating cable regularly, change if not working properly.
  • Clean Pressure Relief Valve (PRV) and nearby area weekly or when necessary to prevent dirt, ice formation, etc.
  • Switch off heating cable operation when cold room not in use or room temperature is higher than 0 degree Celsius


  • It is absolutely forbidden to obstruct Pressure Relief Valve (PRV).
  • Do not put anything in front of Pressure Relief Valve (PRV).