Hubbard solves refrigeration’s "missing link"

Hubbard Products has unveiled what it claims is the only range of Energy Technology List (ETL) approved digital condensing units on the market.

The Zenith-branded systems offer responsive performance directly reflecting the duty requirement at any given time — anywhere from 10% to 100% seamless, variable capacity — making them ideal for use with glass door chillers.

According to the company, this flexibility saves energy when cabinet doors remain closed overnight or at times of low footfall, unlike non-digital units need to consume energy regardless of the real-time requirement.

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As the first digital condensing unit technology to feature on the Carbon Trust’s Energy Technology List, Hubbard insists it has delivered the “missing link” in achieving efficient refrigeration.

Dougie Stoddart, commercial director of Hubbard Products, says that gaining ECA accreditation is particularly important given that many retailers are moving to more cost-efficient methods of chilled and frozen display, especially in the dairy sector where glass door cabinets are becoming the standard.

“With these displays, compressor duty demands differ significantly with high loads during store opening times and very low loads over night,” he explained. “The high levels of energy consumption associated with traditional condensing units have made the development of a digital solution offering total flexibility a key area of focus.”

Hubbard said users can now claim Enhanced Capital Allowance tax relief for both capital expenditure and installation costs of ETL-approved refrigeration and cabinets when purchasing the units.

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