Insulating Your Chicken Processing Facility with PermaTherm

PermaTherm has been serving the poultry industry for over 30 years, proudly providing our Insulated Metal Panels – and second-to-none service – for our customers who are insulating chicken processing facilities. As we all know, food safety is essential to successfully delivering your product to market, and we are obsessed with helping you do just that.  

Simply put, the products and byproducts must be fresh and free from any defect or spoilage from farm to market. PermaTherm insulated panels are designed to not only enable a safe environment, but also reduce the energy costs within the poultry processing plants. 

Did You Know?  

The USDA offers a Meat and Poultry Inspection Readiness Grant to poultry processing plants choosing to build or expand into an FMIA or PPIA compliant facility? The Inspection Readiness Grant assists poultry slaughter and production facilities with developing new and existing markets, obtain a larger commercial presence, increase access for smaller farms, and more. 

Our Role in Insulating Your Chicken Processing Facility

PermaTherm insulated panels are designed to not only enable a safe environment, but also reduce the energy costs within the poultry processing plants. Our panels have been utilized as the thermal and environmental envelops through all of the complex steps in poultry processing including: 

  • Slaughter 
  • Chilling 
  • Cut-up 
  • Deboning 
  • Aging 
  • Packaging 
  • Storage 
  • Distribution 

Increasingly large and integrated chicken processing facilities pose challenges with different temperatures, cleanliness, washdown, lighting, and airflow (or lack thereof) at each stage. 

Insulating Your Poultry Facility?

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Insulating Poultry Plants in the Real World 

The majority of the poultry processing phases must be at low temperatures to prevent bacteria growth. Chill rooms often flow into chilled storage rooms or a tunnel freezer at the packing plant. There also may be whole birds or packaged parts loaded into cold storage or blast freeze rooms.

Some plants operate cook rooms or even smoke rooms in between the “cold rooms” – subsequently followed by additional chilling, freezing, or storage until delivered to the market. 

While thermal and environmental controls are paramount, other stages of chicken processing facilities may need panels that hold up to abuse. Poultry carts may bump into walls, denting or removing paint, while other surfaces may be subject to abrasion.

In these applications, it may make more sense to utilize PermaTherm’s Plastisol or stainless steel as an external skin. In “cutting” rooms, our Polar White surface on a panel can improve the reflectivity of existing lighting, which is great for safety and productivity. 

Our team of experts is available to provide answers to any questions you may have about insulating your chicken processing facilities. Reach out to our team at 706-623-0530 or go to our contact page to get the conversation started.