Save Energy with the Axino Solution

Save energy and improve food quality with Axino

Increasing energy costs and risks of blackouts are affecting food retailers everywhere. Energy is the second highest operation expense retailers must deal with, which is why it is important to reduce energy consumption and decrease costs. In food retail, refrigeration and cooling is responsible for the largest amount of energy use and achieving energy efficiency is the priority when upgrading any new system.

For example, typical store refrigerators and freezers are largely over cooling food products. Because they measure air temperature, any fluctuations like leaving a door open too long or a defrost cycle, will result in the coolers ramping up, and that’s a lot of energy wasted.

Coolers have temperature buffers

To maintain safety compliance, cooler air thermometers have thresholds for high and low temperatures. For example, if the air temperature increases quickly, the coolers will correct for the increase in air temperature, ramping up and bringing the ambient temperature down.

However, because air temperature fluctuates quicker than product temperature, the threshold gaps for high and low air temperature can be narrowed. This reduces the energy requirements and minimizes overcooling with Axino Core Temperature Solution.

Save 5% on energy per degree Celsius

Transmission losses are accounted for. Overall, 100% of the losses are linear to about 20°C (or Kelvin). Therefore, if the temperature difference is reduced by 1°C, that’s an energy reduction by 1/20, which is equal to 5% energy saved.

An additional 1% energy savings can be assumed when the system is optimized for core temperature thresholds. A critical refrigeration unit can be optimized and thus the system can be operated with optimized parameters (e.g. evaporating pressure).

Ihab Hourani

Ihab Hourani