Originally, activities were almost totally based within the food sector; which is reflected in the company’s extensive ‘Blue Chip” portfolio which, to name but a few, includes Kerry Foods (formerly Cargill Food Flavourings), McCambridge Group, Northern Foods/Two sisters Group, United Biscuits, Tangerine, Greenhalghs and Spar. These have now extended to all areas of industry where refrigeration and air conditioning systems have become a necessity.
With refrigeration being a major part of a shop installation and running cost, it pays to get the best possible advice. At Eis-kalt we have over 50 years of experience in finding the right solution to suit your needs.
With our fully trained installation, maintenance and design teams we will plan the best way to go, whether that is a new full shop fit and install, retro fitting energy saving doors or planning your F-Gas requirements – we have the ANSWER.
Spar Store, Penwortham:
Eis-kalt have recently completed the fit-out of SPAR’s newest concept store in Penwortham. This new store is leading the way with light and customer friendly environments and also sets the tone for energy saving. From the polycarbonate fridge doors to the LED lights installed throughout the store, SPAR are leading the way in green thinking.
Highly efficient Daikin refrigeration units were incorporated into a major project to rebuild and expand a Spar store and petrol filling station in Whitehaven, on behalf of Hills of Corby Hill Ltd, which runs 13 petrol filling stations and convenience stores throughout Cumbria.
The project had to meet exacting standards, delivering maximum levels of energy efficiency, without disturbing the neighbours. It was also important that the facility was able to continue trading during the extension and refurbishment programme.
The design team worked closely together with Daikin UK to ensure that a highly energy efficient and ultra quiet solution was found, which could fit into a tight space. Daikin UK supplied a CVP condensing unit to serve four large display cases (4.44kW) and one smaller display case (2.96kW), all with glass doors at – 6°C evaporating temperature.
The CVP outdoor unit maximises energy efficiency as it recovers the rejected heat from the display cases and recycles it to supply heat and hot water for the shop. In this case, three recessed ceiling cassettes were specified. The outdoor unit was able to provide 20.72kW of refrigeration up to an ambient temperature of 35°C and provide up to 37.5kW of heat in winter or 13.51kW of cooling in summer.
Kevin James, Director of Eiskalt (UK) Ltd, who installed the system, said: “As an accredited Daikin D1 Partner, Eiskalt is used to installing these products, which were perfect for this project. As well as their proven energy efficiency, CVP and ZEAS have a small footprint and quiet operation, which was vital in this instance due to the close proximity of houses. The comments we received back have been superb and we are delighted with how well the condensing units work with our refrigeration cases.”
The project was to build an environmentally acceptable store within the Lake District national park upon the site of an abandoned livestock auction mart in the rural village of Sedbergh. The site was to be jointly occupied by a 3000Sq Ft convenience store and a local health centre.
The integration first took the form of capturing the heat from the refrigeration system, but heat reclaim for heat reclaim sake can actually be costly if tight controls on the actual condensing pressure are not maintained this issue was solved by three methods.
It was the intention of the design to reduce the environmental impact this store would have and to this end it was decided that a chilled water and hydrocarbon system would be the optimum installation. The reason for this is that, this design has to address the environmental issue and keep the cost and technology within the grasp of the small end user with high reliability. The design and its derivatives can be sold to the smaller end of the market and the independent convenience store operators as a viable long term solution with comparable maintenance cost to existing DX systems, Co2 is out of the reach of all but the big multiples and Nh3 is a non starter, this is a design for the people to help them embrace a new technology with an old idea.
Nominated for RAC Cooling Industry award, Retail Project of the Year