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10 Curiosities about Refrigeration

Refrigeration is already so common in our day-to-day life that we hardly imagine our life without its advantages.

However, there are details that not all of us know and that can elucidate us a little more about this advantage that we have over our ancestors with these curiosities that we have gathered for you.

Do you know that….

The Chinese were the first to realize that ice preserved food and made drinks taste better

Microorganisms are temperature dependent, with the lower temperature they take longer to proliferate, making refrigeration a successful process

In the 19th century, wooden boxes lined with metal and with insulators such as cork, in which ice blocks were introduced, appeared in the United Kingdom.

The first mechanical refrigerator for ice production appeared in 1860 and it was only in 1880 that its commercialization began

The first domestic refrigerator was produced by General Electric in 1911, with a value of $ 1000 was twice the price of a car

Kelvin is the name of the most widely used temperature scale in terms of refrigeration. Created by William Tomson, also known as Lord Kelvin, it does not evaluate in degrees (example 23K)

The 5 components of the refrigeration process are: the compressor, the condenser, expansion device, evaporator and the coolant

There are refrigerated cabinets developed specifically for certain products such as cheese, cod, chocolate, ice cream, wines, medicines and even flowers

Refrigeration also contributed to the evolution of medicine. In addition to conserving medications, it also allows the storage of donated blood. With a capacity of 626 liters and with an automatic defrost cycle, the Jimo Refrigerated Blood Storage Cabinet allows blood to be in the best condition when needed

Supermarkets, restaurants, bakeries, bars, ice cream parlors and other establishments have a common need: commercial refrigeration. Essential for the conservation of products and for the correct storage of goods such as the health of consumers and employees.