Published on : Dec 16, 2015
Equipment that are used for commercial purposes meant for serving customers to obtain monetary benefits in return need to adhere to standard specifications. Refrigeration equipment or refrigeration systems are no exceptions that are an important element of the larger food and beverages sector. Commercial refrigerators are predominantly used for the storage of food and beverage and merchandising purposes.
With the advancement of the food and beverage sector, wherein innovation is the mantra to success, foolproof refrigeration is a requisite to provide the needful. Commercial refrigeration equipment characterized with a wide range of temperature control ranging from -18°C to +10°C is needed for preserving the quality and nutritional content of specialty foods and beverages. These units also feature self-contained or remote condensing capabilities, thereby the need to check ice formation in the equipment is saved.
Commercial refrigeration equipment is used at convenience stores, supermarkets, cafeterias, grocery stores, restaurants, specialty and other food stores. To cater to the commercial refrigeration needs of the varied application segments, the equipment available is of several types. Transportation refrigeration equipment, beverage refrigerators, refrigerators and freezers, and other equipment (ice machines, cryogenic equipment, small market products such as dairy coolers, compressor racks, and egg refrigerators, display cases, refrigerated vending machines, and liquid chillers) are some of the commercial refrigeration equipment installed as per the end-use.
In current times, a nuclear family structure with both the partners working is the standard structure in urban areas across the world. Thus, lack of time and longer working hours has been a reason for ready meal solutions and eating at restaurants to be a regular practice. In this context, not only food and beverage manufacturing companies and retail outlets that serve to the customer base are benefitted, transportation and logistics have received substantial gains as well. Transportation refrigeration equipment equipped to transport a large volume of perishable food and beverages over long distances is the sought-after solution.
With technology penetrating into every sphere leading to overall efficiency and higher system usability, commercial refrigeration equipment has advanced from plug-in to remote refrigeration units powered with solar energy for green energy consideration as well.