Now it is time for retailers to commit to their
consumers and to keep to the commitments
they make. Supermarkets
are increasing their eco-responsible initiatives
to respond to these new trends.
The energy consumption of refrigeration systems
is a key issue, accounting for around 60%
of a retailer’s electricity bill.
To help the retail sector with this issue, new eco-efficient solutions are available that allow costs associated with thermodynamic installations to be optimised. Current market regulations require retailers to move towards new low- GWP solutions and to enhance their systems to avoid energy loss. Investing in reliable and safe installations at a lower cost is the best way to reduce energy consumption.
Which factors really have a significant influence on the total cost of ownership and the overall carbon footprint, and which are less important?
To help you make this decision, our Climalife experts can provide you with a realistic simulation using an objective decision support tool developed by Honeywell.
Validated by the Cemafroid institute to simulate the investment cost of an installation, this tool takes into account both the environmental impact (TEWI) and the financial impact (CAPEX and OPEX) over the long term.
With this eco-efficiency model you get a tailor-made result depending on your environment, the design of the refrigeration system, the choice of refrigerant, the surface area of your shop and all its specifications.
The tool goes even further and anticipates price fluctuations of various parameters in your simulation such as electricity price, refrigerant price, carbon tax and leakage rate.
To ensure the sustainability of your choice and to go further in an environmental and maintenance cost optimisation approach, the analysis and monitoring of data from thermodynamic installations is essential. In the cold chain, refrigerant leaks have a considerable economic and environmental impact on the company.
Whatever the refrigerant used, Matelex offers a connected solution that continuously measures, analyses and optimises the performance of an installation.
The new “Sentinelle” platform, developed for the needs of the refrigeration industry, offers an overview of the status of refrigeration installations and enables proactive and rapid management of irregularities such as leaks and changes in energy consumption thanks to its range of alerts, advice and settings available in real time and remotely.
It supports refrigeration professionals in managing their installations by providing them with a global view of the equipment, which is constantly updated. At a glance, you have a view of the level of refrigerant in an installation, its operation and access to practical advice.
This platform is powered by a series of sensors positioned on the installation which continuously capture essential operating data. This data is analysed and processed to provide a long-term optimisation plan for the system.
Matelex goes a stage further and supports its customers step by step by offering remote assistance during an intervention thanks to a virtual interaction between its engineers and those working in the field.
Thanks to this digital platform, the information provided in real time significantly increases the performance of installations and meets the economic and environmental challenges of the refrigeration industry.