Performance comparison between shorter and conventional air curtains in retail display refrigerators

Conference paper


Pitchers, S, Marques, C, Rees, R, Cooper, R and Hammond, E (2018). Performance comparison between shorter and conventional air curtains in retail display refrigerators. 5th IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Beijing, China 06 - 08 Apr 2018
AuthorsPitchers, S, Marques, C, Rees, R, Cooper, R and Hammond, E
TypeConference paper
Abstract

© 2018 International Institute of Refrigeration. All rights reserved. Refrigerated Display Cabinets constitute a large portion of the energy consumption of retail stores. They have been thoroughly investigated over recent years, in an attempt to reduce their energy consumption and improve temperature performance. Despite these investigations, open cabinets still exhibit poor performance and consume more energy than door cabinets. However, retailers are reluctant to use doors as they dramatically reduce sales. This paper investigates the use of AirCell, an airflow technology that divides the retail space into individually refrigerated cells. Each cell uses its own short air-curtain and eliminates the need for pack panel flow - enhancing temperature and energy performance. An AirCell cabinet has been compared to two conventional cabinets by testing the cabinets to the ECA ISO 23953: 2015 standard. The findings reveal that the AirCell technology is able to reduce the product temperature band by 4.8°C and the energy consumption by 24.5%.

Year2018
JournalRefrigeration Science and Technology
Journal citation2018-A, pp. 215-224
ISSN0151-1637
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
Publication dates
Print06 Apr 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Mar 2019
Accepted01 Jan 2018
ISBN9782362150241
Permalink -

https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/item/86v75

  • 2
    total views
  • 1
    total downloads
  • 1
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Related outputs

Airflow design in refrigerated retail display cabinets and its impact on food quality
De Almeida Marques, A, Vagg, D, Hammond, E and Pitchers, S (2019). Airflow design in refrigerated retail display cabinets and its impact on food quality. 25th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration. Montreal, Canada 24 - 30 Aug 2019 doi:10.18462/iir.icr.2019.XXX
Sustainable Refrigerated Road Transport – Investigating the Scale of Carbon Emissions from Direct- Drive Last Mile Refrigerated Vehicles
Evans, J, Francis, C, Davies, G, Maidment, G, Hammond, E and Gigiel, A (2019). Sustainable Refrigerated Road Transport – Investigating the Scale of Carbon Emissions from Direct- Drive Last Mile Refrigerated Vehicles. IOR proceedings. London 07 - 07 Mar 2019
Technological options for retail refrigeration
Foster, A, Hammond, E, Brown, T, Maidment, G and Evans, J (2018). Technological options for retail refrigeration. Paris International Institute of Refrigeration/ London South Bank University.
Minimising product moisture loss in professional service cabinets
Marques, C, Hammond, E and Wood, I (2015). Minimising product moisture loss in professional service cabinets. The 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration - Improving Quality of Life, Preserving the Earth. Yokohama, Japan 16 - 22 Aug 2015 doi:10.18462/iir.icr.2015.0525
Assessment of methods to reduce the energy consumption of food cold stores
Evans, JA, Hammond, E, Gigiel, A, Foster, A, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K and Zilio, C (2013). Assessment of methods to reduce the energy consumption of food cold stores. Applied Thermal Engineering. 62 (2), pp. 697-705.
Improving the energy performance of cold stores
Evans, J, Hammond, E, Gigiel, A, Reinholdt, L, Fikiin, K and Zilio, C (2013). Improving the energy performance of cold stores. 2nd IIR Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain, Paris, 2013. Paris, France 02 - 04 Apr 2013 London South Bank University.
Development of a novel multi-capillary, multi-temperature commercial refrigerator cabinet with common low-pressure receiver
Evans, JA, Hammond, E and Gigiel, A (2007). Development of a novel multi-capillary, multi-temperature commercial refrigerator cabinet with common low-pressure receiver. International Journal of Refrigeration. 31 (3), pp. 464-471.
Application of short air curtains in retail display refrigerators
Hammond, E, Marques, C and Ketteringham, LP (2016). Application of short air curtains in retail display refrigerators. 4th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Aukland, New Zealand 07 - 09 Apr 2016 London South Bank University. doi:10.18462/iir.iccc.2016.0007
Carbon reduction opportunities for supermarkets
Evans, JA, Maidment, GG, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Foster, A (2016). Carbon reduction opportunities for supermarkets. 4th IIR International Conference on Sustainability and the Cold Chain. Auckland, New Zealand 07 - 09 Apr 2016 London South Bank University. doi:10.18462/iir.iccc.2016.0042
Carbon reduction opportunities for supermarkets
Evans, J, Maidment, GG, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Foster, A (2016). Carbon reduction opportunities for supermarkets. IRHACE journal.
Application of Vacuum Insulation Panels in the cold chain - Analysis of viability
Hammond, E and Evans, JA (2014). Application of Vacuum Insulation Panels in the cold chain - Analysis of viability. International Journal of Refrigeration. 47, pp. 58-65.
Supermarket energy use and greenhouse gas emissions – technology options review
Evans, JA, Maidment, GG, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Foster, A (2016). Supermarket energy use and greenhouse gas emissions – technology options review. Proceedings of the Institute of Refrigeration. London 03 Mar 2016 London South Bank University.
Reducing energy consumption in cold stores using a freely available mathematical model
Foster, A, Reinholdt, L, Brown, T, Hammond, E and Evans, JA (2015). Reducing energy consumption in cold stores using a freely available mathematical model. Sustainable Cities and Society. 21, pp. 26 - 34.