British refrigeration manufacturer Precision has announced that, following extensive testing, it will phase out use of R-404A refrigerant in the next few weeks, and move to the HFO blend R-448A, Honeywell’s Solstice N40 for all its freezer and blast chiller products.
Originally Making This Commitment in Europe, the Company Is Now Making This Pledge Global
December 23, 2014
Nestlé has announced that, as of January 2015, every new horizontal chest freezer it buys to store ice cream will use natural refrigerants rather than synthetic refrigerants. These new freezers represent 70 percent of Nestlé’s total spend on freezers.
Those of you of a certain age interested in a bit of refrigeration nostalgia should check out an episode of the old Andy Griffith TV show that first aired back in 1964. (It usually shows up on the TV Land cable channel from time to time.)
Energy Efficiency Upgrades Save Energy and Money, Improve the In-Store Experience
March 10, 2014
Over the past two years, Larry Montgomery, owner of North Shore Sentry, is projected to have saved more than 260,000 kWh and $34,000 in energy costs by upgrading to energy-efficient refrigeration and freezer equipment through the EnergySmart Grocer program.
To me, cleanliness is extremely important, especially as to what the meat preparation area looks like after it is closed for the evening. I would hope all customers put high priority on store cleanliness and store owners do the same.
“Now Hiring! Freezer Salesman in United States.” Well, there’s a new one for me. Usually at trade shows, somewhere in a booth might be a small sign saying, “Manufacturer representatives wanted.” The exhibitor in question also wanted to make it clear that there were openings for folks willing to bring attention to their line.
Designed for walk-in coolers, freezers, and refrigerated warehouses, the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency controller (KE2 Evap) is unique not only for its approach to energy-saving defrost control, but also the benefit it provides in reducing or eliminating ice buildup in freezers, claimed the company.
Interstate Warehousing Inc., a Tippmann Group company, announced plans to expand its operations in Franklin, Ind. The refrigerated warehouse company will invest $26 million throughout two phases beginning with the expansion of the company’s current 428,000-square-foot facility by 140,000 square feet.
Featuring a space-saving design, the Serenity Series Cubelet Ice Machine, FS-1500MLH-C, produces up to 830 pounds of chewable cubelet ice per 24 hours. The shallow depth provides easy access to the dispenser bin.