After 30+ Years as a refrigeration service tech,Montana Refrigeration Failure-Multiple freezer failures, almost simultaneously.... highly improbable... and mostly impossible!

...I can tell you...

ALL freezers have high temp alarm systems, connected to alarm companies.
I've NEVER been in a large commercial freezer that had a forced vent system to outside air....a failed electric defrost termination control and continuous operation of evaporator fans... maybe...
Also.. larger systems are required to have refrigerant leak alarms.
Multiple freezer failures, almost simultaneously.... highly improbable... and mostly impossible!
MANY safety protocols would need to be breached.
Frozen food is the weakest link in the chain.
As a side note... the box stores and large grocery chains usually have service contracts with national affiliated contractors.
Service response is generally required within 3 hrs or less.
In the event of unrepairable systems, refrigerated semi trailers are brought in and the product moved.
Also... commercial freezers run at 20+ below zero to minimize frosting... Think about how many hours would be required to defrost that much product, to where refreezing is not allowed... +10°.
NOTE: The total value of the product plus all disposal costs are covered by insurance.
I smell an inside corporate RAT!!! UPDATE ONE-Hi Steve,
Our Walmart in Manchester Iowa lost their refrigeration late last night. I stopped by to get something about 1900 our time, and most of the coolers and shelves were cleared of everything. I didn't think much of it until my wife looked at your website and saw the story you posted about the cooler situations in Montana.
B-in Iowa

Jul 18, 2022

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