Calculation of storage capacity of cold room

- Nov 23, 2020-

Calculate the tonnage of the cold storage: (calculated according to the cold storage design specifications and the relevant national standards of the cold storage capacity):

The internal volume of the cold storage room × volume utilization factor × food unit weight = cold storage tonnage.


1.  The first step is to calculate the actual space available and stored in the cold storage: The internal space of the cold storage-the aisle space that needs to be reserved in the warehouse, the location of internal equipment, the space that needs to be reserved for internal air circulation;

2. The second step is to find out the weight of items that can be stored per cubic meter of space according to the category of the inventory items, and multiply this to get how many tons of products can be stored in the cold storage;

  • 500~1000 cubic meters = 0.40;

  • 1001~2000 cubic meters =0.50;

  • 2001~10000 cubic meters = 0.55;

  • 10001~15000 cubic meters = 0.60.

Note: According to our experience, the actual usable volume is greater than the volume utilization coefficient defined by the national standard. For example, the cold storage utilization coefficient of the national standard 1,000 cubic meters of internal volume is 0.4. If scientifically and effectively placed, the actual utilization coefficient can generally reach 0.5- 0.6.

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Unit weight of food in mobile cold storage:

  • Frozen meat: 0.40 tons per cubic meter;

  • Frozen fish: 0.47 tons per cubic meter;

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables: 0.23 tons per cubic meter;

  • Machine-made ice: 0.75 tons per cubic meter;

  • Frozen sheep cavity: 0.25 tons per cubic meter;

  • Boneless cut meat: 0.60 tons per cubic meter;

  • Frozen poultry in boxes: 0.55 tons per cubic meter.