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Buyers guide: Two-door upright refrigerators

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How energy efficient is your cabinet? Explain why?

Williams Refrigeration  was one of the first to have refrigeration equipment, its Garnet models, listed on the UK Government- ECA accreditation list for Energy Efficiency. Up to 40% energy savings can be achieved with these Williams models which incorporate energy saving design features including CoolSmart digital controller which incorporates a number of energy efficiency and performance enhancing features. Global testing of this technology has shown that it alone can deliver 15% savings in energy consumption. Balloon gaskets which are unique to Williams products provide a highly compliant and energy efficient seal shown to save from 10 to 15% of energy. Also features highest quality insulation material and thick wall sections to reduce heat loss and improve energy efficiency in even the very hottest kitchens. Specially designed internal air flow systems also add to the refrigeration performance and energy efficiency.

The maximum operating ambient temperature?

High duty models such as the Garnet and Sapphire series rated at 43ºC.

Is the cabinet environmentally friendly?

The refrigerant systems in all Williams Refrigeration products do not contain any damaging CFC refrigerants, and the latest polyurethane foams employed for insulation have zero Ozone Depleting Potential. The AGA foodservice group commitment to environmental best practices means all global divisions such as Williams must comply with the most stringent International environmental standards.

How easy is it to thoroughly clean the cabinet?

Removable shelf supports and ladder racking down to all internal coved corners. Williams Garnets models meet HACCP legislation and all food safety standard requirements.

What protective maintenance should be carried out?

Maintenance is sometimes considered a poor cousin to the warranty terms but is equally important. The best equipment will breakdown if not maintained. When adopting a maintenance program it is important to consider the environment you have the cabinet in. In a commercial kitchen with fryers a monthly cleanout of the condenser is paramount while in an environment that has no fryers then a three month interval between maintenance is the furthest that an operator should go. Williams Refrigeration has an extensive range of Authorised Service Representatives (ASR) in every major city and regional area in Australia.

Cost?

Standard HG2 Refrigerator (Stainless Steel, solid doors)—$5873. Standard LG2 Freezer (Stainless Steel, solid doors) is $7554 list price plus GST and freight.

Contact: Williams Refrigeration Australia

How energy efficient is your cabinet? Explain why

A combination of thicker, more efficient insulation together with an automatic defrosting feature means that this refrigerator uses 20% less energy than its predecessors.

The maximum operating ambient temperature?

ADNF220 performance is valid at ambient temperatures up to 43ºC.

Is the cabinet environmentally friendly? Explain why.

It is entirely free of CFC and HCFC which are ozone depleters. It uses R134a refrigerant.The insulation is cyclopentane—environmentally friendly. 75 mm insulation reduces energy wastage. Auto-defrost cycle reduces energy wastage.

How easy is it to thoroughly clean the cabinet?

Easily removeable shelves for access to whole chamber. Chamber has rounded corners to eliminate dirt traps and for ease of cleaning

Internal panels are seamless stainless steel.

What protective maintenance should be carried out?

Cleaning and occasional re-gassing as required. Self-diagnostic controls indicate occurrence of faults. Distributor Global Food Equipment has a 24 hour, seven days a week service hotline.

How many decibels does it operate at?

59dBA

Special advantages/features it offers?

All panels AISI304 internally and externally, even including the top and back. Adjustable humidity level allows perfect storage conditions for all kinds of foods. Automatic defrost cycle occurs only when necessary to save energy. Automatic evaporation of defrosted condensate means no drain is needed. Hidden evaporator maximises space available within the chambers. Door can be reversed easily on site. Self-closing doors preserve internal temperature.

Contact: Global Food Equipment

How energy efficient is your cabinet? Explain why.

Our cabinets are designed with 75mm thick insulation filled with polyurethane insulation injection which is cfc free for the upright cabinets. Under counter cabinets are 60mm thick CFC free polyurethane insulation injection, which ensure maximum energy saving.

The maximum operating ambient temperature?

SAGI refrigeration products are all designed to run at 43ºC ambient operating temperatures, which are ideal for the hot Australian climate especially in the sub-tropical regions in the north of the country.

Is the cabinet environmentally friendly? Explain why.

SAGI products are made with non CFC polyurethane insulation and run with CFC free refrigerants. Most componentry can also be recycled.

How easy is it to thoroughly clean the cabinet?

SAGI refrigeration products are all made with 18/10 stainless steel for ease of cleaning externally and the internal structures are designed with rounded angles in stainless steel for easier cleaning which ensures there are no build up of grime, germs etc in seams or joins.

What protective maintenance should be carried out?

SAGI refrigeration products should be checked at least twice per annum for build up of dust and dirt in the condenser and cleaned accordingly to ensure the compressor unit performs at its best especially in summer, door seals should be checked and replaced if split or worn to ensure the integrity of the internal temperature of the refrigerator. We have service available seven days a week 24 hours a day if required.

How many decibels does it operate at?

Between 50-65 decibels depending on the size of the cabinet and compressor unit.

Special advantages/features it offers?

SAGI products carry a two year parts and one year labour warranty, superior insulation characteristics ensuring the most efficient running appliances on the market, CFC free refrigerant and insulation, HACCP features also available with upright and under counter appliances, removable compressor units for ease of servicing, all stainless steel construction.

Cost?

Prices $7900 + GST for a two door.

Contact: Angelo Po

How energy efficient is your cabinet? Explain why.

Foster recently won an award at The Catering Update Excellence in Equipment Supplies Awards 2006 held in London in the refrigerator category. The Gastro Pro range from Foster Refrigerator has been designed to be the most energy efficient model on the market providing outstanding reliability through a high specification all at a competitive price. The Gastro Pro range is fitted with Smart Temperature Controllers which allow the cabinets to automatically adapt and use only as much energy as they need to maintain food safe temperatures, providing up to 15% savings on annual running costs. A fan cut out switch is fitted to all Gastro Pros which turns off the fan when the door is open, preventing the temperature loss due to cold air being blown out. As well, the range has a high level of insulation—60mm—to reduce overall heat loss. Foster has pioneered the use of hydrocarbon refrigerant, which is now generally accepted as the most energy efficient refrigerant available as it reduces energy consumption by up to 15%. Hydrocarbon is also more environmentally friendly than other refrigerants.

The maximum operating ambient temperature?

Operation up to 43ºC ambient.

Is the cabinet environmentally friendly? Explain why.

Foster was the first commercial manufacturer to receive ISO 14001 certification. As a result you can rest assured that Foster cabinets are among the most environmentally friendly available. ISO 14001 certification acknowledges that Foster enforce a successful environmental management system (EMS). Specific everyday processes have come under scrutiny to certify that Foster adheres to ISO 14001 regulations ranging from the removal of incoming packing and delivery of chemical substances, to the use of sealants, aerosols and paint. Foster has pioneered the use of Hydrocarbon refrigerant. consumption by up to 15%. Over 98% of the Gastro Pro product is recyclable.

How easy is it to thoroughly clean the cabinet?

It’s easy to clean with no visible fixings, no dirt traps on door, fully removable shelf fixings, and castor-mounted as standard for easy positioning and cleaning.

What protective maintenance should be carried out.

Regethermic are the authorised Australian distributor for Foster Refrigeration and have 30 years supplying and servicing catering needs for Australia. Regethermic has a dedicated service division offering expertise in all areas of equipment. Spare parts are held locally to ensure efficient service and minimal down time.

How many decibels does it operate at?

Estimated 50 dB

Special advantages/features it offers?

Offers best in refrigeration from efficiency through to effectiveness right down to complying with Kyoto Protocol environmental standards. Wide choice of capacities and storage temperatures. Features include hot gas defrost, 60mm insulation, energy efficient self-closing doors with durable stainless steel hinges, coated coil which prevents corrosion and prolongs refrigeration system life. New Smart Controls reduce energy consumption up to 20%.

Cost:

$7,128 excluding GST.

Contact: Regethermic Australia

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