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Is it time to replace your Temperature Control Unit?

Time to replace your TCU?

Temperature control units (TCU) are crucial in maintaining the desired temperature in various manufacturing facilities. Like any appliance, temperature control units can show signs of wear and over time, may need replacing. Understanding the signs that indicate a unit replacement is required can help you avoid high energy bills or costly downtime. This article covers … Read more

5 Tips To Reduce Your Process Cooling Energy Costs

reduce process cooling costs

Refrigeration accounts for a high proportion of overall site energy costs, most notably cooling for food, drink, chemical, and pharmaceutical processes where up to 90% of energy costs can be accounted for by refrigeration. Top 5 tips to help reduce costs in process cooling systems 1. Keep your chilled system maintained frequently Industrial and process … Read more

How to Heat Your Warehouse for Optimal Efficiency

Chillers in warehouse

Warehouses play a pivotal role in various industries, acting as central hubs for storage, logistics, and distribution. Yet, maintaining an ideal temperature within these expansive spaces poses a considerable challenge. Understanding Your Warehouse Layout and Needs Before delving into how to heat a warehouse, it’s imperative to comprehend the warehouse’s layout and specific requirements. The … Read more

Improve chiller cooling capacity and energy use with a Variable Speed Drive (VSD)

Reducing energy consumption in process cooling is on the agenda for manufacturers looking to save money on their energy bills. The same can also help them improve the reliability and resilience of their operations and remain competitive in the local and global marketplace. The UK manufacturing sector is also subject to a wide range of … Read more

Chiller Energy Analysis

ICS Cool Energy can undertake a Chiller Energy Analysis. A detailed overview and full report is produced containing equipment performance, efficiency and recommendations for system improvements including a payback period. We are committed to providing energy efficient solutions to improve and protect our customers’ temperature control systems. We are dedicated to continuous improvement and best … Read more

R454b Refrigerant

R454b Refrigerant

Whilst the EU market was 71% R-410a for new equipment sold in 2020, new lower GWP refrigerants such as R-454b are poised to take over from 2021. R-454b is an HFO (Hydro Olefin) refrigerant made by blending the single component R-32 refrigerant with R-1234yf giving some unique advantages. R-32 on its own has a high … Read more

What do we know about The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling legislation?

Carbon Trust

The newest version of The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling legislation came into effect on 1st July 2016. The EcoDesign Directive, which is part of the legislation, is specifically about energy saving. Its objective is to help operators reduce energy consumption. UK law requires all manufacturers of refrigeration equipment being sold in Europe to develop more … Read more

Chiller selection considerations and specification – how to get it right

Chiller selection requires a great deal of technical knowledge as refrigeration technology has changed considerably in the last 20 years. If you’re considering replacing a chiller which has come to the end of its lifespan, looking to upgrade to a more efficient chiller or designing a new system, its imperative that your project specification is … Read more

Reduce Manufacturing Costs – Boost Your Green Credentials

Energy Efficiency

Reduce Manufacturing Costs – Boost Your Green Credentials Energy consumption is typically the single biggest cost for manufacturers. In 2014, the UK’s energy consumption was equivalent to 142.8 million tonnes of oil, of which certain industrial groups consumed 24 million tonnes alone – a little under a fifth of the total[1]. It will come as … Read more

PPMA Awards Finalists

PPMA Awards 2017

We’re very excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for two PPMA Awards. Partnership of the Year Environmental Initiative of the Year Our partnership with LINPAC Packaging has enabled significant operational and environmental efficiencies to be created across all sites. Working in conjunction with their teams, we’re able to share best practice for the … Read more