If a warehouse is large, there is a greater risk of temperature fluctuation throughout the space. Smaller warehouses tend to heat up more quickly, which poses just as much risk to the product inside. Every warehouse is different, so it is necessary to have a basic understanding of the particular environment prior to beginning the mapping process and identify areas that are at risk of unacceptable variations.
We consider the impact of the following :
- Volume of space and HVAC demands
- Temperature gradients from cooler air near the floor and warmer air near the warehouse ceiling
- Fans, air conditioners or space heaters that may create pockets of warm or cold air
- Layout of shelving and racks to identify any airflow obstruction
- High traffic areas, windows, doors or loading docks
- Seasonal temperature changes or extreme weather events