Kayan, Carl F. Formerly, Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York.
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An insulated, cooled compartment. If it is large enough for the entry of a person, it is termed a walk-in box; otherwise it is called a reach-in refrigerator. Cooling may be by mechanical or gas refrigeration, by water or dry ice, or by brine circulation. Temperatures maintained depend upon the requirements of the product stored, generally varying from 55°F (13°C) down to 0°F (−18°C), and sometimes lower.
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