A Mortuary is used for keeping the deceased that are awaiting identification, burial/cremation, removal for autopsy, etc. However, the storage of human corpses can last from few hours to few days and in rare cases few weeks. That’s why to stop the corpses from decomposition they need constant refrigerated environment. Mortuary fridges create that environment for the deceased bodies. Almost all the modern health care facilities have a cold room with mortuary refrigerator in them. With the increasing use of these fridges they have come up with many features that further enhance their usability in the mortuaries.
Types of Mortuary Fridges – Positive Temperature In these types of cold chambers the dead bodies are stored at temperatures ranging from 2 to 4 degree Celsius. Bodies are sometimes kept for many weeks, but these chambers don’t stop the decomposition in dead bodies. However, the rate of decomposition is slow when compared to the normal rate at room temperature. Negative Temperature In these type of cold chambers the dead bodies are stored at temperatures ranging from -10 to -50 degree Celsius. These types of refrigerators are generally used in forensic institutes.
The low temperature makes sure that the body reaches the frozen state and rate of decomposition is very low. Advantages of Mortuary Fridges Gives More Time for Storage Several times there are some dead corpses that are unidentifiable and there are facilitates needed to store them properly, so that they remain identifiable for longer times.
Mortuary refrigerators are the only solution to this problem. Good for Surrounding Environment Mortuary fridges don’t allow the pathogens to grow in the stored dead body. A silver ion anti-bacterial powder is added to the corpse when stored, which further protects the dead corpse from growth of any harmful bacteria. This prevents the spread of pathogens and bacteria in the surrounding environment of the dead body. Offer Better Temperature Control There is a numerical code display in the mortuary refrigerators, which allows the users to accurately control the temperature inside the refrigerator. The latest technology used for the construction of these refrigerators make sure the inside temperature remains stable. Due to these features these refrigerators offer more protection to the surrounding environment.
Better Management of Space – The mono structure designing of these refrigerators ensures that these refrigerators take minimum space at floor and give maximum space for storage. This design makes sure that mortuary refrigerators are not bulky. Durability of Mortuary Fridges These refrigerators is built from stainless steel and this makes sure that the cleanliness in the mortuary is kept. For proper insulation polyurethane insulation is used, which further improves the life of refrigerator. Use of chromium handle on the door increases the durability of the structure. Modern day mortuary refrigerators are manufactured based on modular design and this improves the scalability of this refrigerators. It’s easy to add more units to the existing ones with slight adjustments.
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