You rely on your laboratory refrigeration equipment 24 hours a day all year long. When something goes wrong, you need immediate service to protect your valuable supplies. Frigi-Temp’s 24-hour emergency service provides dependable laboratory refrigeration repair to leading medical and educational institutions in the Raleigh area. We service such life science industries as agricultural and medical research, bioresearch and clean tech.
Our team of qualified technicians is trained to address the most challenging refrigeration repair issues. Each one of our professional specialists is an EPA-certified technician, is OSHA certified and holds an HVAC and Refrigeration Technology diploma. Our technicians average 20 years’ worth of experience in the industry. Frigi-Temp’s versatile team is qualified to work on problems affecting such critical lab equipment as blood bank, biomedical, liquid nitrogen and walk-in refrigerators and freezers.
Although we gladly provide your business with emergency laboratory refrigeration repair, we do offer routine preventive maintenance plans that help you keep your equipment working effectively. We’ve designed these plans to help you avoid even needing emergency laboratory refrigeration repair in the first place.
When your equipment is well maintained, it runs more efficiently, reducing energy consumption and extending the life of the unit. If not properly maintained, the unit’s condenser will, with time, collect dirt and dust, preventing the removal of heat. This, in turn, causes the unit’s condenser to work harder and longer, ultimately resulting in equipment failure. A thorough maintenance program involves regular inspections that include checking the voltage, cleaning the filters, removing ice from the refrigerator’s doors and calibrating the temperature.
A good rule of thumb is that a laboratory refrigerator maintain a temperature from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Most units will vary a bit, but an advanced refrigerator should vary no more than 2 degrees Celsius outside the thermostat setting.
The ideal temperature for a laboratory freezer depends on what it contains. A standard freezer is normally set at between minus 10 and minus 20 degrees Celsius. Some materials, however, require the freezer to be set at minus 25, minus 30 or even minus 35 degrees Celsius. Ultra-low freezers can be set as low as minus 45 to minus 85 degrees Celsius. Whether you’re storing blood plasma, vaccines or other valuable biological samples, it’s imperative you keep your materials at the required temperature.
At Frigi-Temp, our motto is “doing the right things for the right reasons.” Whether you need late-night emergency laboratory refrigeration repair or just want to discuss a preventive maintenance plan for your valuable equipment, our trained team of professional technicians is here for you.