Delifresh delivers fruit, vegetables and fine produce – including charcuterie, dairy, cheese and speciality ingredients – to hotels, restaurants and the catering trade on a daily basis.
The installed J & E Hall units are serving the company's newly-built warehouse and distribution depot at Cramlington, Northumberland.
Two JEH2-0725-L3 commercial condensing units operating at -20 degrees Celsius are serving a freezer room where various products, including herbs, spices, bread and vegetables, are kept. Nine JEHS-0600-M3 commercial condensing units are employed in other areas on the premises.
Two are operating in a chill room at four degrees Celsius where various fruit and vegetables are stored ready for dispatch. Three units are running in the packing and preparation area at five degrees Celsius, while four more units are serving a dispatch area operating at five degrees Celsius. The units were supplied by FSW in Bradford.
Bradford-based James Mae Refrigeration completed the work. Director Jason Jackson said: “It was a short project which from the initial design stage to completion took 12 weeks. Delifresh hoped for a smooth transition from its old premises to the new site and we delivered within the time restraints and within budget.
“It was relatively straightforward. All the nine JEHS-0600-M3 units are operating on the low GWP R407F refrigerant. It has a lower global warming potential than R404A, which is being phased out under the F-Gas Regulations.
“J & E Hall commercial condensing units are a premium product at a relatively low cost, which suits the customer and the supplier. There is nothing too complicated in regard to setting it up and changing the parameters. It is essentially plug and play.
“The running costs are competitive too. The after sales support from J & E Hall is second to none and we look forward to working with them again in future.”
The units are the ideal solution for commercial refrigeration sectors 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 for all essential electrical components. All units are acoustically lined.
They are complete with 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.
Other benefits to the installer include 100 percent tax relief via the Enhanced Capital Allowance for medium temperature scroll models, and a three-year manufacturer's warranty on all units.
Delifresh sales director, Reuben Sutterby, was impressed by the quality of the J & E Hall equipment. He said: “J & E Hall's reputation and track record was taken into account when choosing the refrigeration equipment for the new premises. We had some good feedback from people. Environmental friendliness and cost were also factors in making our decision.”