Insulation in Space – How do Astronauts Keep Warm?

Space suits have to be designed to cope with extreme temperatures. Depending on the position of the sun, temperatures...

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How Tibetan Monks Deal with the Extreme Cold of the Himalayas

People from elsewhere in the world go through rigorous training to conquer the harsh, punishing climate of the Himalayas, so it can be easy to forget that...

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Tips for Dealing with Condensation in Cold Storage

Humidity is perhaps the second most important consideration in cold storage after temperature. Low condensation levels can cause goods to dry out, but high...

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How Overdressing in Cold Storage Environments Can Damage Productivity & Create Health Risks

When working day-in, day-out in the bitter chill of a cold storage facility, you could be forgiven for thinking that more will always be better when it comes...

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Pressure Relief Valves/Vents (PRVs) in Walk-In Freezers

Pressure Relief Valves, also known as Pressure Relief Vents (although in either case abbreviated to ‘PRV’) are an integral component of an effective,...

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Why do we insist on using Clo Insulation in our coldstore clothing?

The Importance of Breathability Working in the coldstore or any sub zero temperatures it is of highest importance to maintain a comfortable level of warmth for...

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Frostbite: Stages, Symptoms & Treatment Advice

Frostbite is defined the by the NHS as damage to skin and tissue caused by exposure to freezing temperatures – typically any temperature below minus 0.55C...

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Spider Silk – The Future of Insulation?

‘Biofabrication’ – it’s a term you might not be familiar with yet, but if things keep moving the way they are, you’ll be hearing it a lot before too...

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Should You Wear Your Coat Indoors?

Contrary to what’s apparently popular preference, I wear my coat indoors all the time. My house is cold, I’m sitting down all day, and I’m pretty sure...

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Fire Hazards in Cold Storage Facilities

It may sound illogical given the extremely cold conditions, but cold storage facilities actually carry a significant fire risk. There are many contributing...

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