To help operators achieve their sustainability goals without the operational challenges of moving to a completely new refrigerant technology, the latest OCUs also provide compatibility with alternative, low-global-warming-potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants such as R-407 C/A, R-448A, and R-449A, R-513A and R-450A.
Advanced condensing-unit controls provide demand-driven defrost cycles and humidity management to help combat repeated door openings of cold-storage rooms and refrigerated lockers. Pressure, power-monitoring and unit controls are also built in. Seamless integration with facility management controllers enables remote monitoring and predictive diagnostics to help operators quickly respond to, and even potentially pre-empt, refrigeration faults or disruptions in performance.
To help maximize energy efficiencies, today’s OCUs are equipped with controls and electronic expansion valves to enable low-condensing refrigeration by allowing the head pressure to float with changes in ambient temperatures. This proven energy-saving method also increases compressor capacity, reduces wear and further improves temperate pull-down rates.
Click-and-collect represents a tremendous growth opportunity for food retailers as consumers continue to embrace online grocery shopping. To succeed in this competitive arena, earn customer loyalty and capture market share, retailers will likely need to delight their customers with every transaction. With smart controls and robust refrigeration strategies, retailers can deliver a seamless click-and-collect experience by ensuring consistency, freshness and quality with every order.