The new outdoor units, running on R407F, support eight refrigeration cabinets in the store. The cabinets are used to sell a wide range of food, drink and other essential items which attract motorists and local people to the busy outlet.
The new, smaller 12hp unit from J & E Hall houses two highly-efficient Copeland scroll compressors – one digital and one fixed speed. It provides greater energy efficiency and lower running costs by matching refrigeration load precisely. This is achieved via advanced electronic control of the digital compressor, which can deliver variable capacity from 10 percent to 100 per cent.
The consultants for the installation were shopfitting specialists Activ Projects of Telford, Shropshire. The business manages shopfitting jobs from designing and planning the layout, right through to installation and post-installation support.
Activ Projects contracts manager, Andy Morgan, said: “The installation was a good example of how the new J & E Hall Digital Twin Unit can be so effective. Two new, compact units replaced a range of multiple outdoor units and with the new units’ smaller footprint this was always a far more practical solution for this site. Energy saving is high on customer priorities and the new, efficient compact digital twin with its precise load matching achieves this objective very efficiently.”
The new digital unit has a 20 percent smaller footprint than the former J & E Hall 12hp unit but retains all the features and maintains capacities up to 38kW. This allows the contractor to install the redesigned unit in areas where space has previously been an issue.
The new digital unit can operate with multiple refrigerants including R407F, R404A, R407A, R448A and R449A.