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Freezer Panic Button

If this is baked, I'll take it down immediately.
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I thought of this while reading the annos to [Detly]'s idea for a "Drenchcoat" where the conversation veered towards large industrial freezers. [UnaBubba] said: "You'd love some of the stuff they use in the meat industry. Blast chillers that run at -26C are fun, for about 5 minutes. You don't last long if you get locked in one of them." A chilling thought, indeed.

Which begs the question, does this happen? [Detly]'s reply suggests it does. So, why not have a panic button in there connected to some central control to alert others to your plight if this actually happened to you?

I googled and found lots of stuff about kids suffocating in old freezers but not in big modern ones. As I said, if this is a common safety feature, I'll take it down straight away.

saker, Jan 28 2004

Drenchcoat http://www.halfbake...ea/The_20Drenchcoat
The freezer thing's mentioned in the annos. [saker, Oct 05 2004]

Like this ? http://www.adm.mona...hazard/Doorlatc.htm
[skinflaps, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Or this ? http://www.walkinco.../specifications.htm
[skinflaps, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       The links don't mean you have to // take it down straight away //
skinflaps, Jan 28 2004

       That was one lucky girl in the first link. Thanks, [skinflaps].
saker, Jan 28 2004

       The problem in our case was caused by the sudden change in pressure caused by opening the door - not a lock of any sort. The button could active some pressure relieving device, such as a laterally sliding vent in the front; but the pressure locking only lasted for a few seconds.   

       ... someone read my idea?
Detly, Jan 28 2004

       All industrial freezers and cold rooms must have an opening mechanism on the inside and all the ones I've been in have alarms.
hazel, Jan 29 2004


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