Rack-aisle freezing system for palletized product

CAFC
  • US 9,297,570 B2
  • Filed: 06/11/2014
  • Issued: 03/29/2016
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/10/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An installation for warehousing pallets of product, comprising:

  • a warehouse defining a warehouse space set to a desired air temperature; and

    a pallet racking assembly disposed in the warehouse space, the pallet racking assembly comprising;

    a pallet receiving space sized and configured to receive a pallet assembly including a pallet and a plurality of vertically stacked rows of cases disposed on the pallet and providing an airflow pathway through the vertically stacked rows of cases;

    an airflow chamber including an air inlet and an air outlet;

    a fan positioned to direct air into the airflow chamber from the air inlet and exhaust air into the warehouse space through the air outlet; and

    a wall disposed between the pallet receiving space and the airflow chamber, the wall having an airflow opening defining an opening periphery, the opening sized and positioned to be sealingly engaged by the pallet assembly when the pallet assembly is pressed against the opening periphery, whereby the air at the desired air temperature can pass into the airflow pathway of the pallet assembly to thereby transfer heat between the product and the air.

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