Ed Whinyates of Stonegrove Refrigeration details why choosing the right equipment and refrigerant is the best way to ensure value for money.
For any capital project, it is never easy for a customer to select the right refrigeration proposal from contractors. Based on the assumption that all the tendering contractors are proposing a system that will ‘do the required job’ a final choice may boil down to price. Certainly price is very important, but the question needs to be asked “what is the client getting for their money?”
We would like to think that all refrigeration companies will offer the best possible solution when putting together a proposal – especially if there is not a detailed specification and the full design is part of the tender process.
However, as there is not a ‘one size fits all’ solution, each contractor may take a different approach when working out duty calculations and equipment selection.
At the very least it would be expected that what is proposed will work, but there are a number of factors that a client ought to consider over and above the total price. These should include energy efficiency, running costs and longevity of plant.