When faced with employees being too cold or too hot in the workplace, consider using insulated industrial curtains to divide temperature zones. Large facilities such as warehouses, distribution centers, industrial workshops and manufacturing plants typically have open floor plans that house equipment and personnel together. While this works well for equipment productivity, it is not always a favorable way to provide comfortable temperature levels for employees. Equipment is subject to temperature requirements for functionality, and large stocking areas are subject to temperature requirements for storing and distributing products. Where does that leave the employee?

It can be difficult for employees to work efficiently in areas that are too cold or too hot. An insulated curtain wall is a cost effective solution to dividing work areas for the variety of temperatures that are needed. Insulated curtains are designed to provide a barrier to contain temperature variances to either side of the curtain. These divider panels can provide light weight thermal insulation, medium weight climate control or heavy weight temperature control properties to suit various commercial and industrial needs. Deciding which one you need depends on the level of barrier that is needed to control the temperature, whether it be minimal (usually to create comfortable working temperatures) to extreme (such as blowing air conditioning units or open dock doors).

An insulated thermal curtain also protects equipment and goods from extreme temperatures, humidity and blowing air. It not only restricts air movement, but the insulation helps to keep temperatures at a consistent level that is acceptable to employees.

Large Insulated Industrial Curtains Require Track Systems

An insulated curtain wall can be fabricated to any size, to fit any space. Since most facilities have large open floor plans and high ceilings, an industrial track system is needed to support the curtain walls from structural members at the ceiling. To do this, a threaded rod track system is mounted to structural beams or ceiling joists. There are many mounting options available, giving you options for the best way to separate work areas for equipment and personnel requirements.

An insulated thermal curtain can be used as a stationary wall barrier or a retractable curtain barrier to provide accessibility in and out of the space. Strip curtains can also be added if there is a lot of activity between the separated areas, such as a walk through or folk lift access. If the goal is to contain temperature to a specific level and separate space, a vinyl top can be added to make an enclosure.

Restricting Air Movement Offers Better Thermal Control

Air movement affects temperature zones in a facility. Whether air movement is derived from internal or external sources, it can change the temperature levels and make it more difficult to maintain a consistent temperature. This is the reason insulated curtains work best, they act as a barrier to air movement, and the insulation maintains consistent temperature levels. A valance at the top of the curtain reduces air leaks at the ceiling level, and floor sweeps or a chain weighted bottom controls air movement at the floor to further limit the mixing of temperature zones.

Temperature Consistency Makes Everyone Happy

Using a thermal insulated barrier curtain in the workplace is a great way to achieve employee satisfaction. Creating a comfortable work environment increases productivity without jeopardizing the equipment they need to use. Each work situation is different, and each work environment has its own needs. The good thing is, Insulated Industrial Curtains from AmCraft are a solution that is flexible enough to make everyone happy.

For more information about insulated curtains used in the workplace, and for help determining what type of thermal barrier system you need, Call AmCraft at 877-713-4209. We can help you with a design and layout unique to your facility, and create a curtain that achieves optimal performance and long lasting results.

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