The Precision MCU 211 refrigeration counter has been awarded an A+ energy rating, based on the latest version of TG44 WG2, the draft that will form the basis for the EUP (Eco Design) Directive testing process.
“The figures prove our new counter is one of the most energy efficient on the market,” said Precision MD Nick Williams. “With energy prices rising all the time, this counter delivers big savings for foodservice operators. And those savings will increase over its lifetime.”
The independent tests were carried out by RD&T (Refrigeration Development and Testing Ltd). As well as assessing the model under TG44 WG2, the company tested it under EN441, which is used for the Carbon Trust’s ECA scheme. Here it scored an EEI (energy efficiency index) of 11.3, said to be better than any of its competitors. The threshold EEI for the scheme is 18. The sub-£58 per year running costs assume an electricity cost of £0.15 per kWh.
Standard features of the MCU 211 include a GN 1/1 shelving system, stainless steel construction throughout, front-venting refrigeration and a hot gas defrost system.
The MCU 211 makes use of a variety of energy saving features including smart fan technologies, new foam insulation, a redeveloped internal air duct design that should improve temperature consistency and the latest version of the iCool intelligent controller. Together they are designed to reduce energy consumption by 86%, compared to previous models.
“To be fair, the design brief for our older models would not have focused so much on energy saving. Even so, the previous model was on a par with competitors’ models in terms of energy efficiency,” said Williams. “The new model’s low energy consumption reflects our R&D team’s efforts and expertise, as well as the technological advances made in the past few years.”
Precision is currently in the process of getting the MCU 211 listed on the ECA scheme. List prices start from £2,520.