Reducing Contamination With Dock Seals

Whilst we are known for our roller shutters here at ABC Industrial, we are proud to boast such a wide range of products. Whether you’re looking for shop fronts or bollards, the team have got you covered! As part of our stock we also provide top of the range loading bay equipment, including dock buffers, shelters and levellers. In this blog we are going to go over why a dock seal is so important for reducing contamination… Why Dock Seals Are Needed? There are many different ways that contamination can take place however the most common method is through the air when particles move from an area of high concertation to a low concentration. Most of the time contamination is used when food and produce is the topic of conversation since food stock that has been contaminated is often unfit for selling, making it even more vital to reduce it taking place. Warehouse Doors Many warehouses will have doors that are fit to a specific height and width that lorries able to reverse into perfectly. This way the lorry can be unloaded then drive away very easily. For many businesses this method of operating is very suffice yet on the other hand this set up does not provide a perfect seal so those handling food produce would risk contamination taking place. Flap Dock Shelters With the idea of food in mind, warehouses and loading bay equipment can actually be built/specialised in order to load and unload perishable items correctly. This type of set up will require a suitable dock seal to be put in place so that the risk of contamination is reduced significantly and during the process, flaps sit in the front of the loading dock and attach to the lorry as it reverses, creating a vacuum seal. The dock seal that a company chooses to operate with depends upon the stock that they are warehousing. After all, certain items require specific measures when it comes to reducing contamination. In order to ensure that your warehouse is up to scratch, check out our range of industrial doors today! After all, you never know what you could be missing!

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