Award-winning butcher Arthur Howell says his business has been boosted since taking delivery of a meat ageing cabinet from Williams Refrigeration.
The Howell family first opened a butcher’s shop in the North Norfolk town of Wells-next-the-Sea in 1889, and believe strongly in traditional methods, provided they deliver the quality their customers expect.
Ed Whinyates of Stonegrove Refrigeration Services and Glenn Ward of Distribution Hygiene Services explain why regular cleaning of coolers and drains can result in significant savings
We all know and understand the importance of planned preventative maintenance on refrigeration systems. We help our customers to understand how this benefits plant performance and longevity both in the short and long term. However, one area that can be overlooked is the regular cleaning of coolers and associated drains.
With the summer weather, and in particular the recent and unbroken spell of hot weather, a number of companies will be experiencing the problems of maintaining required temperatures in both chilled and freezer environments. When this happens, thoughts can often focus on what small changes can be made to prevent this in the future. One question should be “are the evaporators/coolers clean and working efficiently?” A second should be “have the condensate lines been thoroughly cleansed and voiding the water when they are being defrosted”?
SURE Solutions has completed a £1million contract for a multi-national dairy producer to provide a complete redesign of its refrigeration capabilities and provide 5,200Kw of cooling.
The project has enabled Muller Milk and Ingredients to significantly increase production at its Droitwich facility.
Where should the ACR industry aim its efforts to get the greatest ‘bang for its buck’ in terms of energy efficiency? The answer is the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector – food and drink – which is larger than automotive and aerospace combined. John Grenville, Managing Director of ECEX, explains.
All the statistics concerning food and drink manufacture point to a compelling case for boosting the sector’s energy efficiency and, therefore, a potentially enormous market for ACR installers and manufacturers.
Food and drink is a £95.4 billion turnover industry making it the single largest manufacturing sector in the UK with a Gross Value Added (the measure of the value of goods and services produced) of £21.9bn.
The ACR Journal talks to Hayley Nunn of Acorn Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, based in Bury St Edmunds.
Thomas Lergenmüller, Product Manager Screw Compressor Packages at GEA Grasso, looks at bringing down the all-important total cost of ownership.
Cost and competitive pressure on companies keeps growing in almost every industry where industrial refrigeration or air conditioning cooling is concerned. Efficient refrigeration systems are vital for economic, safe and sustainable production and storage in this area.
The focus of planners and investors aiming at modernisation or new construction of systems has long changed to encompass more than just low investment costs. The total cost of ownership (TCO) for the entire service life of a facility has become decisive instead.
The Institute of Refrigeration held a career development workshop for Women in RACHP to coincide with the International Women in Engineering Day.
The two-part networking session, hosted by training and consultancy specialists Cool Concerns in Tewkesbury, began with a practical event enabling non-technical staff to gain a hands-on understanding of refrigerant handling and brazing. This was followed by an interactive career development workshop with handy tips on career management and planning.