COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION

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At AKO we provide sustainable and efficient refrigeration solutions to save energy and preserve the product in optimal conditions.

The two types of refrigeration that exist must be differentiated:

  • Industrial refrigeration focuses on the production process.
  • Commercial refrigeration encompasses the final part of the cold chain whose function is to guarantee that the products retain their properties until the point of sale where the end user will acquire them for consumption.
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Did you know that at AKO we dedicate 12% of our budget to R&D&i to develop pioneering and intelligent solutions that ensure optimal management of your commercial refrigeration systems (Cold room stores, deep-freeze rooms, display cabinets, refrigerated furniture, etc.), with a direct impact on your business?

WHAT IS COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION?

Commercial refrigeration is based on the design, installation and maintenance of specific systems for commercial spaces where perishable products are sold, stored, displayed and / or handled for the general public.

At AKO we offer solutions for efficient and safe refrigeration that ensure the preservation of the properties of food and products, ensuring excellent management of the cold chain without interruptions.

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In a supermarket, electricity consumption from refrigeration accounts for approximately 66% of total power consumption.

SOME CONCERNS IN THE WORLD OF COMMERCIAL REFRIGERATION

Preventive maintenance of commercial refrigeration equipment

Preventive maintenance of commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment has a direct impact on day-to-day business, considerably reducing costs due to loss of product and energy consumption both in terms of refrigerant gases and power Preventive maintenance helps us to prolong the optimal functioning of the machinery and systems involved in the cold chain.

Implementing an effective maintenance protocol has a direct economic impact, achieving energy savings and a longer useful life of the system. Without this protocol and control of your refrigeration systems, you’ll soon see your expenses for repairs, consumption and product losses increase day by day.

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Increase the efficiency of the installation

The refrigeration installation is the biggest consumer of energy in refrigeration, with an impact of up to 2/3 of the electricity bill.

Having self-regulation systems that automatically adapt the cold demand to the use and needs of each moment is essential to achieve a reduction in consumption of up to 35%.

Refrigeration installations are usually oversized both in their calculation and in their configuration, with working temperatures below what is necessary and defrosts more common than desirable, two factors that are the main contributors to excessive consumption of resources.

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Reduce refrigerant gas leaks

Refrigerant gas leaks are the biggest issue in commercial refrigeration, not only because of the direct cost of losing refrigerant gas, but also because of indirect costs in the form of higher electricity consumption, greater stress on the installation components and therefore their deterioration, and a risk to the conservation of the stored product.

Fortunately, AKO has made it possible to know precisely and promptly where, when, and how much we are leaking so that the bane of gas leaks is a thing of the past. With a detection capacity of 0.1g / h, it is now possible to detect micro-leaks before they become a major expense for your business.

Reduction of product wastage and loss

Just in developed countries, 9% of product losses are due to inadequate temperature regulation, or in other words, they are perfectly avoidable losses with adequate regulation.

Having precise and detailed information on the state of food preservation is vital for the sector, as is having self-regulated systems that adapt the conditions of the cold room stores and refrigerated furniture to each situation (atmospheric conditions, opening of doors, etc …) in order to ensure the perfect preservation of food products, and consumer satisfaction and safety.

Installation remote management and monitoring system

Connected monitoring or remote management helps to optimize the maintenance and operation of our installations, being connected to a remote management system allows us to control in real time what is happening and to anticipate possible breakdowns.

AKO has created AKONET.Cloud, intelligent monitoring and control software that allows you to check the status of your installations from anywhere, and provides you with relevant information for making strategic decisions.

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Kigali Agreement

The Kigali Agreement is an international environmental protocol ratified by 170 countries in the city of Kigali (Rwanda) in October 2016, whose objective is to combat climate change by reducing the use of HFC refrigerant gases, gases that are among those responsible for global warming. Reducing emission into the atmosphere is essential to slowing down and reducing global warming. This set of actions is mandatory for all governments involved and originates in the Montreal Protocol, which dates from 1987 and whose purpose was to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by prohibiting the use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) refrigerant gases.

The current challenge is to develop and select alternatives (mainly in refrigeration, air conditioning and foam products) that reduce the impact on the climate. Therefore, this elimination of gases is being done in a progressive and staggered manner, making it more important to have connected and controlled refrigeration systems to minimize constant gas leaks, which allows reducing both the climate impact of the cooling systems, and their operating and maintenance cost.

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An installation operating at 80% of its nominal gas load increases its power consumption by 15%.

What do we achieve with an efficient management of all the elements that make up a refrigeration installation?

  1. High system performance.
  2. High energy efficiency.
  3. Environmental care.
  4. Preventive maintenance that makes it possible to get the most out of the life of the installation.
  5. A reduction in operating and usage costs.
  6. An extension of the life of the installation.
  7. A reduction in product wastage and losses.
Up to 33% of perishable products suffer deterioration before being consumed due to inadequate storage conditions and ignorance of the state of the food.