Refrigerated Merchandiser Insulation Safety

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Refrigerated Merchandiser Insulation Safety

Post by paloaf » August 30th, 2012, 12:44 pm

Hi all. I'm looking at turning a refrigeration unit I picked up from a friend into a smoker. The unit is 3-4 years old and is called a True Refrigerated Merchandiser. My question is about the insulation. This unit has foamed-in-place, polyurethane, high-density cell insulation that is CFC free. Do you think I risk having any problems using a unit like this when the temps will get to 200-215 degrees? Does insulation like this have any health risks I should be aware of when it is heated?



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Re: Refrigerated Merchandiser Insulation Safety

Post by Frank_Cox » August 30th, 2012, 2:33 pm

Welcome!
It is not safe to use that type of insulation. it is not rated for food safety especially at high temps. You would need to remove all the insulation and re-insulate with mineral wool or kaowool or something like that.


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Re: Refrigerated Merchandiser Insulation Safety

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