Three J & E Hall Fusion commercial condensing units are playing an important role in the expansion of a north west-based meat wholesale depot. The units have been installed at Dalziel Ltd in Chorley, Lancashire, which recently extended its chill room – almost doubling the storage capacity of the premises.
The chill room extension project was specified and installed by Bolton-based Michael Ward Ltd. The company has a commercial refrigeration and air conditioning division and a transport division for refrigerated trucks and trailers. The company’s commercial manager, David Wright, appointed an approved sub-contractor to carry out the installation of the new chill extension before selecting the ideal cooling equipment for the job.
A J & E Hall twin fan JEH2-1000-M-3 Fusion Commercial Condensing Unit was specified for the chiller room where a range of boxed meat including beef, pork, lamb and chicken is stored at 2°C.
For the nearby loading area, two J & E Hall JEH2-0500-M-3 Fusion Commercial Condensing Units were specified to maintain 8°C. The units were supplied by FSW of Preston. David Wright explained: "We have specified and installed J & E Hall condensing units for well over ten years now as our first choice where possible. They are well specified, competitively priced, reliable, and straightforward to repair and maintain."
J & E Hall Fusion and Fusion Scroll commercial refrigeration units create the perfect answer for those demanding a compact yet efficient unit. They are the ideal solution for commercial refrigeration installations where noise, size and reliability are paramount. Housed in a cabinet made of electro-galvanised mild steel – with an anti-corrosion treatment – and coated in baked polyester powder paint, the units are able to withstand the most stringent weather testing. The integral IP54 rated control panel provides further protection to all essential electrical components. All units are acoustically lined.
The Fusion Scroll units house the extremely efficient Copeland scroll compressor and the standard Fusion range houses a highly-reliable reciprocating compressor fitted with compressor jacket to further reduce noise. All condensing units are sold complete with all components fitted during manufacture to save the installer time and money. Fusion and Fusion Scroll condensing units are available for medium and low temperature applications.
Mark Wright is coldstore manager at Dalziel’s Chorley operation which supplies a large area extending to the Lake District, North Wales and the Pennines. He said that the reliability of equipment is paramount across the operation, as well as a back-up service in the event of a problem. He said: "If our freezer went down for any reason we have a four-hour window to get it back up again before it loses too much temperature. It is important to have 24-hour cover."
The installation was finished last November, allowing the new premises to handle extra stock for the busy Christmas period.
Mark Wright said: "The new equipment is virtually silent and we have had no problems with it whatsoever. This site has been here for 20 years and the equipment needs upgrading from time to time. The new equipment is so much more energy efficient and this is important as cold rooms by their very nature are expensive to run.
“Energy saving is always a factor that we have to take into consideration. I am hoping we can achieve some good savings over a period of time. David normally recommends a solution that has a good track record for longevity and low-cost maintenance."