EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS

To save energy and protect the climate. Whenever we talk about efficiency, the idea of energy consumption is projected, but it is a concept that goes much further, it is a fundamental factor in commercial and industrial competitiveness, it is a reduction of the environmental impact that we cause and it is an improvement of the health of each and every one of the people around us.

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WHY?

Increasing the profitability and competitiveness of a business is becoming more and more essential, and highlights the importance in the commercial and industrial refrigeration sectors where margins are so low. Profitability and competitiveness not only come down to minimizing costs, but also through know-how and the creation of a brand image.

A refrigeration installation has a very high electricity consumption, which managed efficiently can lead to a reduction in consumption of up to 35%.
Advanced temperature control and monitoring, along with premature gas leak detection, not only drastically reduces energy consumption, but also prolongs the useful life of the installation and the stored product.

Efficient management of a refrigeration installation means less thermal and mechanical stress on all components of the installation, prolonging the life of the installation and avoiding malfunctions and unnecessary maintenance tasks.

Continuous growth in energy and refrigerant gas prices, coupled with the food industry operating at such low margins, being profitable does not mean saving, but increasing competitiveness.

For an organization that operates with a 2% margin, saving € 20,000 in gas recharging and energy consumption is equivalent to generating € 1,000,000 in revenue.

HOW?

State-of-the-art solutions to optimize the performance of commercial and industrial refrigeration installations, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the reduction of operational costs while maintaining a high level of efficiency in your installations.

  • Provide rapid deployment temperature control and gas leakage solutions both in new construction and installed base, without the need to interrupt your operations.
  • Improve the operating account by reducing energy consumption, costs and increasing the profitability and performance of the installation.
  • Connected solutions that monitor your operations and offer you high-level KPIs.

CASE STUDY

AKOCORE ADVANCE

Advanced temperature controller
AKOCORE ADVANCE automatically adapts regulation via the SELF-DRIVEⓇ algorithm and using just 2 probes.
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It helps reduce up to 35% of the electrical consumption of a cold room store.

Detects the state of the coolant inside the evaporator.

Detects the formation of ice inside the evaporator.

Determines the Heat Transfer Ratio between the cold room and the evaporator.

Monitors door opening, reducing heat transfer between the cold room store and the outside environment and improving temperature stability.

Optimises drain resistance duty time, significantly reducing power consumption.

Fan regulation in order to utilise the thermal inertia of the evaporator, thus achieving:

  • Fewer compressor activations
  • Less energy consumption
  • Less mechanical stress due to fewer compressor activations
  • Faster compressor activations

It minimises the number and duration of defrosts:

  • Reduced thermal stress
  • Increased time on set point
  • Less energy consumption
  • Reduced gas leak risk

AKOCORE ADVANCE MONITORING

Connected with AKONET.Cloud, you will have the information about your installation at all times and the possibility to access your equipment from anywhere and any device. You will be able to access all data, modify parameters remotely, receive alarms in the event of any problem, sent via email or smartphone notifications, use automated reporting and view the status of your installation in LIVE mode, which will also allow you to act on the equipment remotely and in real time at any moment.

KPI’s

1. Energy efficiency – Operating time of components with higher energy consumption

2. Product Care – Time within set point range of suitable temperature

3. Maintenance – Thermal and mechanical stress caused by defrost and compressor activations

4. Core Index: Indicator showing the degree of optimization of the cold room store

5. HACCP: Percentage of time the cold room store has been at HACCP risk

6. Percentage of time with compressor activated

7. Percentage of time in defrost process

AKOGAS NDIR

Infra-red gas leak monitor
Specific, and extremely selective, sensors for each type of gas, which avoids false alarms due to other gases, solvents or cleaning products, ethylene emission from fruit or dough fermentation gasses, with great precision and a deviation of less than 5% in the detection of gas leaks.
The infra-red technology gas monitors are especially designed for detecting ambient gases, at concentrations as low as 1 PPM, and thus help you to drastically reduce the operating costs of your facility. They they can be installed within any of the facility’s zones.
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Three detection levels, adjustable from 1 ppm to 2000 ppm.

Equipped with SetHold mode which prevents false alarms during the refrigerant charging process.

Possibility of connection to AKONET.Cloud via Modbus or direct NB-IoT connectivity.

Intuitive user interface with acoustic and visual alarm.

Degree Of Protection IP68.

No false alarms.

It shows what time of day the leaks are most active, and therefore easier to locate.

Autonomous operation or connected to an alarm centre (mandatory installation in compressor rooms).

AKOGAS NDIR MONITORING

Monitored by AKONET.Cloud, the environment gas concentration log and the existing gas leak can be consulted at any time, together with some highly relevant indicators to know WHEN, WHERE and HOW MUCH gas is leaking, facilitating early repair and efficient maintenance.

Stay abreast of any type of problem, alerting you via an alarm system, and thus be able to carry out efficient preventive maintenance thanks to the data log, indicators and reports, and thus minimize maintenance costs for your installation.

KPI’s

1. Type of gas.

2. Gas concentration in the environment.

3. ICF: Gas charge that is being lost in the installation as a result of this leak.

4. Leakage speed.

5. IPF – Potential leakage index: Estimate of the percentage of gas that would be lost over a year.

6. TGCI – Time Gas Concentration Index: Time intervals when the most gas leaks occur.

7. T eq CO2: Estimation of the equivalent tons of CO2 that would be emitted in a year.

AKODATA

Autonomous temperature and moisture monitor with NB-IoT connectivity
Sensor, monitor and wireless temperature and moisture recorder, solution for monitoring the conservation of the cold chain, avoiding health safety risks, as well as wastage and loss of stored products, and control the proper functioning of refrigeration or air-conditioning installations.
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100% wireless installation, completely autonomous.

Access to devices and configuration through AKONET.Cloud via smartphone, PC or tablet.

Instant alarms via email and relay activation via AKONET.Edge.

Operating temperature from -40ºC to -200ºC.

IP65 (in equipment with atena and / or external probe) and IP68 rated.

Autonomy of 3 to 8 years depending on the configuration and environmental working conditions.

Version subjected to metrological control in accordance with ICT-155:2020.

Advanced indicators of product quality, drying rates and shelf life, kinetic temperature (MKT).

AKODATA MONITORING

The connection with AKONET.Cloud allows monitoring of temperature and moisture conditions in the environment, thus knowing at all times the status of the installation and the preserved product.

Keeping your installation connected allows you to anticipate problems and improve the quality and life of your stored product, setting up reports and receiving alarm alerts upon any type of unforeseen event.

KPI’s

1. Measured temperature value

2. Measured moisture value

3. TTI : Time – Temperature Index: Indicator of the percentage of time within suitable temperature range

4. HACCP: Indicator of the time that the product has remained at HACCP risk

5. THI : Time – Humidity Index: Indicator of the percentage of time within adequate moisture range

PRODUCTS

The combination of products with advanced functionality, connected to each other in the same monitoring system and high-level KPI’s that provide relevant information.
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Advanced temperature controller.

AKOCORE ADVANCE

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Infra-red gas leak monitor.

AKOGAS NDIR

AKODATA
Autonomous temperature and moisture monitor.

AKODATA