Refrigeration and Insulated Structures

MBA have been active in the refrigeration industry for over 40 years and are considered the UK’s leading consultant in single envelope temperature controlled structures.

Refrigeration and Insulated Structures


We have been active in the refrigeration industry for more than 40 years, having completed many LT/HT temperature-controlled solutions across the storage, distribution, food manufacturing and manufacturing process industries.

Our design capability is in house from some of the most highly skilled design engineers in the United Kingdom which provides a reputation that is respected within the refrigeration industry. The major asset to our team is that all of the engineers have at some stage been involved in the contracting industry. This brings a wealth of experience, particularly when it comes to the installation, Commissioning & Testing process, you can be safe in the knowledge that there will be no stone unturned and that your installation will be operating precisely how it should be.

Whether it’s a two-stage ammonia plant, CO2 plant, cascade system, you will always be in safe hands knowing that our team can design and assist with all applications.

Typical projects can range from 50kW to 10MW so you know you will be in safe hands.

Refrigeration Expertise in:

  • Ammonia installations
  • Two-stage ammonia
  • Ammonia primary / Glycol secondary
  • CO2  primary and secondary
  • Blast freezing
  • Blast Chilling
  • F Gas Regulations
  • Cascade Systems
  • Direct Expansion [DX]
  • Pumped Refrigerants

We offer a full range of Refrigeration related services:

  • Condition surveys and reporting
  • Safety hazard assessments including DSEAR
  • Feasibility studies
  • Energy assessments
  • Performance designs
  • Detailed designs
  • Project monitoring duties for contract compliance

Insulated Structures

MBA is considered to be the UK’s leading consultant in single envelope temperature controlled structures. We have been providing Consultancy Services to the food & temperature controlled industries since 1984.

Clients and Architects are safe in the knowledge that the experience we bring to any project guarantees a successful outcome. Early engagement on any project is vital to ensure that we provide project-specific, innovative design solutions that meet the requirements in full.

We pioneered the design of the first single envelope temperature-controlled building in the UK and have delivered many single envelope designs over the years. Since then we have assisted various manufacturers with the design and development of their jointing systems to enhance vapour control and minimise transfer into the operable space.

We can showcase an impressive portfolio of projects, ranging from temperature-controlled storage through to food manufacturing, we are well placed as your partner to deliver your project and provide assurance that you are in safe hands.

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Our range of Insulated Structures design services include:

  • Project feasibility studies
  • Asset reviews
  • Conditions surveys
  • Enhanced performance design
  • Detailed design
  • Design reviews
  • Project and installation monitoring

View some of our projects featuring Refrigeration & Insulated Structures Design

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