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Industrial refrigeration guide

Industrial refrigeration plants are substantial energy users, but their energy efficiency, operating costs and environmental impact can be overlooked.

An upgraded refrigeration plant can, potentially, bring about savings of up to 46% on energy costs.

Industrial refrigeration: a guide

This guide is for all those involved in the operation of industrial refrigeration and process cooling systems. It outlines 15 technologies that can increase the energy efficiency of a plant. It also shows estimated annual energy savings, capital costs and payback periods.

This guide provides examples to help operators, engineers and managers of significantly sized refrigeration plants to:

  • understand the refrigeration technologies available to improve energy efficiency
  • develop a strategy to minimise energy use
  • undertake an industrial refrigeration upgrade.

Download the industrial refrigeration guide (PDF 4.9MB)