Equipment Placement is Important When it Comes to Walk-ins | 2017-07-03

Equipment placement is an important consideration for the overall success of a walk-in cooler or freezer installation. The location of the condensing unit and evaporator must be evaluated thoroughly. Improper placement can lead to excessive installation costs as well as system performance issues. First, the location should be discussed with the customer. Be sure the customer is in agreement with the placement of the condensing unit. As retail space becomes more expensive, customers will want to take advantage of all their indoor space and may want the condensing unit located outdoors or in an indoor location that will not interfere with their business operations. If the condensing unit is to be placed indoors, make sure the location has adequate ventilation. Low-temperature condensing units will require approximately 200 cfm per 1,000 Btuh, and medium-temperature units will require approximately 165 cfm per 1,000 Btuh. Always check with the condensing unit manufacturer for ventilation requirements as they may differ from these approximate values. Another consideration with air-cooled units located indoors is the heat they may add to the space. This additional heat may be objecti...

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YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd”> Glasgow, Scotland: Star Refrigeration’s Azanefreezer 2.0, an enhanced air cooled, low charge ammonia freezer package, breaks UK ‘Best Practice’ performance guidelines, with an estimated energy cost saving of 66%, the company says. Azanefreezer 2.0 technology is for food processing and temperature controlled storage applications, and is charged with as little as 0.52 kg/kW of natural refrigerant ammonia and is expected to make businesses greener. A European study from the International Institute of Refrigeration showed average European energy consumption figures for chilled and frozen storage sites in Europe were about 50% higher than the figure declared to be “Best Practice” by the UK Government. However, recent energy performance data analysis for Azanefreezer 2.0 indicates its annual energy usage is one-third of that of UK’s ‘Best Practice’ guidelines. Rob Lamb, group sales and marketing director, Star Refrigeration said, “We’re really excited about the launch of Azanefreezer 2.0 because the stunning improvement in energy consu...