The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking regarding energy conservation standards for walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. A public meeting has also been scheduled for October.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.