Freezers & Coolers

Efficiency and Volume Top Walk-In Wish Lists

Noise, Cost in High Demand for Restaurant Owners

In restaurants, those large, walk-in refrigerators and freezers need to be energy efficient to help maintain sometimes thin profit margins. And they need to run quietly so as not to disturb customers who may find themselves seated close to the kitchen. 


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Refrigeration Innovations Earn Applause

Freezers, Cooler Components Earn Top Awards at National Restaurant Association Show

It certainly appears that impartial judges have taken a liking to the practical HVACR components frequently added on to freezers and coolers, which help the units run efficiently and accurately.


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Research and New Products Guiding Food Service Sector

Examining Efficiency, Effectiveness of Familiar Equipment

Two manufacturers recently released literature guiding food service decision makers to helpful data regarding the purchase of commercial-grade refrigerators and self-contained condenser coil cleaning units. 


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KE2 Therm Solutions Inc.: Freezer and Cooler Evaporator Controller

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.


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New Technologies Amidst Refrigerant Talk

As the supermarket industry continues to embrace so-called ‘natural refrigerants,’ manufacturers also continue to seek improvements in energy efficiency with what they hope is easy to use equipment for service technicians. The FMI Food Retail Show was a major showcase for these developments at this year’s show in Dallas.


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Freezer/Refrigerator Wins Efficiency Award

Perlick Corp., which makes package bar equipment, beverage dispensing systems, and residential undercounter refrigeration, has announced that its patented Signature Series 48-inch freezer/refrigerator (HP48FR) has been awarded the Energy Star® Most Efficient designation for 2012.


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Bringing Down the Curtain on Infiltration

When an eastern Ohio food processor sought to curb exorbitant energy losses and icing maintenance costs at its cold storage freezer doorway, industrial door equipment dealer Fairborn Equipment Co. of Ohio solved the green challenge with a customized air curtain installation.


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Cool Features Crown Refrigeration Champs

What do a smart compressor, an indoor/outdoor undercounter refrigerator, and a reach-in refrigerator case have in common? All three are winners in The NEWS’ ninth annual Dealer Design Awards’ Refrigeration & Ice Machines category.


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Factors to Keep Freezers Functioning

Frost or ice buildup is a normal part of any freezer operation, and is removed by using heated defrost cycles at timed intervals. During normal operation, the amount of this buildup should not get to the point that problems will occur. However, in some abnormal circumstances, it can lead to problems.


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Chilling Answers for a Variety of Customers

The most recent Food Marketing Institute Expo in Dallas and National Restaurant Association Restaurant-Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago brought out the very latest in ice-making equipment, storage bins, and walk-in freezers and coolers as well as reach-in versions. This roundup of the latest in equipment is culled from both shows.


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Chris Mathis, president of Mathis Consulting Co. and vice chair of ASHRAE’s residential ad hoc committee, talks about ASHRAE’s exploration into the residential market. Posted on Oct. 17.

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