Refrigeration manufacturer, Adande, reports that independent scientific evidence has confirmed its Aircell air flow management system for open front multi deck refrigerated retail display cabinets delivers significant energy savings.
Adande commissioned Refrigeration Developments & Testing Ltd (RD&T) to conduct tests comparing the performance of a 2,500mm open front remote multi deck cabinet, commercially available within the UK, with an identical model modified with the Aircell system.
The tests were carried out under BS EN ISO 23953, which is the accepted industry standard for the testing of refrigerated display cases, with both cabinets loaded in accordance with the test standard.
The two cabinets under test were run at an operating temperature of M2 (-1 to 7?C) at an ambient climate class 3 (25?C and 60% relative humidity).
After stable state running for 24 hours, the energy usage of each case was monitored over a further 24 hour cycle.
Results for the baseline cabinet showed a refrigeration electrical energy consumption (REC) of 57.61kWh/24h, compared with a REC of 27.41kWh/24h for the cabinet modified with Aircell, representing an energy saving of over 50%.
The RD&T data is said to bear out previous independent tests carried out by ECH Engineering Ltd, which established a REC of 48.00kWh/24h for the baseline cabinet, compared with a REC of 29.72kWh/24h for the Aircell model.
Adande’s MD, Ian Wood, stated: “We believe that the results for the cabinet incorporating Aircell demonstrate the lowest energy consumption figures and the tightest temperature control seen on an open front refrigerated multi deck cabinet of this type.”