A refrigerated display cabinet is a cabinet cooled by a refrigerating system which enables to display therein chilled and frozen foodstuffs which must be maintained within prescribed temperature limits.
The cabinets can be of different shapes (horizontal, vertical or combined) and for different applications (positive cold or frozen).
The systems covered by the certification are refrigerated cabinets with remote unit:
Refrigerated display cabinets with a remote unit are intended for large retailers.
A refrigerated cabinet is said have a remote unit when the cold production unit is separated from the cabinet. The exchange between the two parts of the refrigeration system is made via a liquid refrigerant.
On the contrary, refrigerated cabinets with a built-in unit incorporates a refrigeration unit at the bottom of the unit and are rather intended for small businesses (groceries, butcher shops, etc.).
Refrigerated cabinets can have doors to reduce heat losses. In the case of open refrigerated cabinets, an air curtain system makes it possible to reduce the temperature difference between the refrigerated volume of the refrigerated cabinet and the ambient temperature in the store. Air curtains therefore have a key role in optimising refrigerated cabinets in terms of thermal and energy efficiency.
It is very easy to make the right choice: just compare the products. But when product performance is not certified, this becomes impossible.
Certification makes it possible to compare objectively.
The calculation is based on the Ratio of TEC to TDA.
TEC: Total Energy Consumption
TDA: Total Display Area (in m2)