Cold Storage

5 simple steps to improving your Cold Storage Practices

  1. Maintain inventory
  2. Maintain door seals
  3. Chill up to -70C
  4. Assign a Cold Storage Coordinator
  5. Defrost to remove ice buildup and clean the coils of dust around the outside of the freezer. Tips for defrosting -

Chill Up: Evidence supporting the safety and benefits of freezing at higher temperatures.

Energy Star ULT Freezers: Freezer recommendations and supporting literature. 

Freezer Challenge IAP presentation 2017 - good information to help researchers take cold storage improvements into their own hands!