Temperature and energy performance of refrigerated retail display and commercial catering cabinets under test conditions
Evans, JA, Scarcelli, S and Swain, MVL (2007). Temperature and energy performance of refrigerated retail display and commercial catering cabinets under test conditions. International Journal of Refrigeration. 30 (3), pp. 398-408.
|Authors||Evans, JA, Scarcelli, S and Swain, MVL|
An analysis of the performance of well freezers, chest freezers, frozen and chilled door cabinets (solid or glass door) and open fronted chilled cabinets under EN441 test conditions demonstrated that maximum temperatures in cabinets were generally in the most exposed (to ambient) areas and that minimum temperatures were located in the least exposed areas. Detailed positions of maximum and minimum temperature varied between cabinet types. In chest freezers 95% of the maximum temperature positions were located in the top layer and 95% of the minimum temperature positions were located in the middle layer of the cabinets. In full door frozen cabinets the maximum temperature position was in the majority of cases on the top shelf (64%) with most maximum packs being at the front of the top shelf (53%). In the chilled full door cabinets 94% of the maximum temperature packs were situated at the front of the cabinet. In open fronted cabinets the majority of maximum temperature packs (97%) were located at the front of the cabinet, the largest number (60%) being at the front of the base of the cabinet. In well cabinets the majority of maximum temperature packs (81%) were located in the top layer of the cabinet and the majority (91%) of minimum temperature packs were located in the bottom of the cabinet. Large differences in energy consumed by cabinets of similar size and temperature performance were found indicating that large reductions in energy and CO2 emissions could be achieved by selection of the most efficient cabinets. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd and IIR.
|Keywords||refrigeration; commercial application; display cabinet; test; measurement; performance; temperature; energy consumption; 09 Engineering; Mechanical Engineering & Transports|
|Journal||International Journal of Refrigeration|
|Journal citation||30 (3), pp. 398-408|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2006.10.006|
|09 Jan 2007|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||15 May 2017|
|Accepted||31 Oct 2006|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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