Chilled storage for battlefields becomes car park coldstore
A bullet-proof chilled storage area designed for use on the battlefield is now available to supermarkets and food producers as low cost, high volume storage. The CAT Dome from Seymour Manufacturing International can be deployed in approximately 20 minutes and has proved popular where extra space is quickly needed.
The SMI CAT Dome can be deployed in a car park, warehouse, field, yard or similar area and provides additional space, (56 cu m and 88 cu m being typical increments), that can be chilled to 5 degrees centigrade, or below, via the use of a wheeled 13 amp mains supply evaporator or generator. By adding a click-together modular plastic floor, everything is up and running in an hour. The reverse process is just as quick: reverse the blower to suck, and the air in the beams is quickly evacuated, Seymour says. Importantly, once inflated the CAT Dome can stay up for up to four weeks without the need to re-inflate.
The modular domes incorporate Tempro, claimed to be the thinnest but most efficient flexible thermal material of its type in the world.
Speaking on the launch of the SMI CAT Dome, SMI Chairman, Brian Seymour, said: “We pride ourselves on developing products that address real needs and which are versatile to meet the demands of a range of industries. Whether needed by a food retailer that has experienced damage to its regular storage area and is therefore in need of an emergency alternative, or otherwise by the military requiring storage to support its field hospital, the CAT Dome is reassuringly quick, easy and cost effective in challenging circumstances.”