Refrigerated facilities


Humidity-controlled conditions play a big role in maintaining the appearance and value of refrigerated items of all kinds, from retail environments to industrial storage. With no effective management of humidity levels, you can easily be open to:

  • Condensation on virtually any cold surface, fixtures and the stored goods themselves
  • Moisture damage to packaging, resulting in spoiled and otherwise unsellable goods
  • Mould and bacteria growth that impact hygiene
  • Spoiled products and costly write-offs
  • Corrosion on structures, fittings and equipment, causing higher maintenance costs


Controlled humidity
maintains product quality
and protects value

Humidity challenges in refrigerated storage facilities

The commercial success of refrigerated storage operations depends heavily on the owner or recipient of the stored goods being satisfied with their condition, appearance and value, after storage.

For companies engaged in either manufacturing or storing refrigerated products in their myriad different forms, uncontrolled airborne moisture brings significant risks to product and inventory value. When moisture-laden air from outside the facility enters the low-temperature space – as it almost inevitably does – such moisture condenses on virtually any cold surfaces and fixtures, as well as on the stored goods themselves. Spoiled goods, hygiene risks and safety issues all follow from this.

All this acquires an extra layer of complexity and risk if packaging is involved in refrigerated storage operations – the world increasingly relies on global logistics networks in which almost all goods are packaged for protection and cost-effective transport.

Such packaging often features moisture-absorbent materials and can also easily be affected by mould and bacteria growths. Any damage to the packaging usually means the contents have to be written off – a colossal source of value loss.


Limiting risk, preventing value loss

The most effective way to tackle humidity-related problems in refrigerated storage facilities is to remove the large amounts of airborne moisture that may be present in such areas, and to control the dew point of the remaining air.

Energy-efficient Cotes adsorption dehumidifiers make it possible to roll back the moisture load in any refrigerated storage facility. Full control over levels of airborne humidity enables you to reduce many of the key elements of risk associated with operating a refrigerated storage setup. This makes also it possible to significantly reduce value-impacting damage to both products and packaging.

Lower levels of humidity within a building also bring additional side benefits by preventing corrosion in equipment and structures, as well as helping avoid moisture-related glitches in any electronics and electrical equipment present.

How you benefit

  • Maintain better control of air conditions anywhere you store refrigerated goods
  • Maintain product value and improve customer satisfaction metrics, by reducing product damage and write-offs
  • Maintain better control of hygiene, by avoiding condensation-related risks
  • Minimise energy consumption while doing so, by using unique Cotes heat recovery modules
  • Prevent corrosion and other humidity-related damage to structures, fittings and equipment, resulting in lower building maintenance costs

How Cotes solutions stand out

Cotes solutions for controlling humidity in refrigerated storage facilities are
  • Compact, robust and reliable
  • Built for toughness – long service life
  • Capable of removing large quantities of moisture from big volumes of air
  • Exceptionally energy efficient, with savings of up to 10% on energy bills