Energy Saving in Commercial Refrigeration
|As companies around the world are encouraged to cut energy consumption and reduce C02 emissions, a green image is increasingly the future of business.A green solution for the food and beverage industries has now arrived in the shape of the endoCube. Patented globally and certified by NSF and HACCP Australia, the endoCube has been tested in-house and by independent organisations, and has been proven to reduce energy consumption by 10 to 30%.
Refrigeration units work in a series of cycles – starting and stopping to maintain the required temperature. They monitor air temperature in order to decide when to switch on and off. However, air temperature tends to rise faster than food temperature so refrigeration needs to work harder to maintain stored products at the ‘right’ temperature. This leads to excessive energy and needless wear and tear on refrigeration equipment. This is where the endoCube kicks in.
The endoCube consists of a food simulant contained in a double-skinned enclosure. This food simulant mimic’s the temperature of food at 10mm below the surface and is designed to be fitted around the refrigerator’s thermostat sensor. The thermostat regulates when refrigeration is switched on or off.
Once in place, the endoCube transforms the fundamental operation of the refrigerator because it will now use food temperature as the signal to control its refrigeration cycle rather than fluctuating air temperature. The effect is a more efficient refrigeration cycle, where the individual cycle lasts longer but the frequency is reduced by up to 80%.
As the start-up of a refrigerator compressor uses more power than in the running cycle, considerable energy savings are achieved. In addition, the more efficient refrigeration cycle leads to a more efficient unit, which then leads to a colder storage area. Tests have shown that, you can turn down the thermostat and enjoy further energy savings without compromising food safety.
The endoCube fits quickly and easily on the sensor and can be used in walk-in fridges and freezers, cold storage facilities, trucks, display units, open display cases, and deli cases. It is being installed, with superb results, in leading supermarkets, restaurants, convenience stores, distribution warehouses and hotels worldwide.
Please contact us for more information or download the endoCube brochure.