CUES – Chilled Unit Energy Saver
Cut energy costs with
smart refrigeration controls
One of the major challenges to energy efficiency in the global marketplace today is refrigeration. Cooling units place huge pressure on global energy resources, affecting the environment and businesses alike. We know this because we’ve found a product to substantially reduce the energy consumption of refrigeration units – CUES.
The Problem With Refrigeration
A cooling unit has one role: to maintain a consistent temperature inside a space as preset by a thermostat. The compressor unit that runs the fridge is therefore cycled on and off to maintain this ideal temperature.
This may seem logical, but the reality is that unnecessary amounts of energy are used to cool nothing but dead space. Think about it – what really matters – the air temperature inside the fridge or the temperature of the food itself?
The fact is that the two are quite different, as is the process of maintaining them. The thermodynamic properties of solid food vary massively from that of air, meaning that, whilst the air in a fridge may need to be cooled to reach the preset temperature, the food might well not.
Therefore, a significant chunk of the energy used by your fridge is wasted – attempting to keep food cool that is already at the desired temperature.
The CUES Solution
So how does CUES change all of this? CUES is a straightforward, retrofit solution to the problem of over-active refrigeration units. It works to maintain safe food temperatures whilst cutting out energy wastage.
This compact, cutting-edge device contains an advanced food simulant with identical thermal characteristics to a typical food product. Installed directly over the incumbent thermostats, the device ensures that food temperature, rather than air temperature, is the driving force behind your fridge’s cooling cycles.
The result is longer compressor cycles, but with up to an 80% reduction in frequency. Clients using CUES report substantial energy reductions – often up to 33%. They are also empowered to more effectively control food temperature, meaning benefits for food hygiene and health & safety.
To the right, you can see a breakdown of the components of the CUES.
Expertly designed in the UK to fit its purpose and operating environment, the CUES consists of a wax-based food simulant, which imitates the thermal properties (such as thermal conductivity and thermal mass) of the food products inside your refrigeration unit.
We can even offer the CUES system in two convenient variations to ensure that, whatever the size or type of your fridge unit, installation of CUES is quick and easy.
To find out more about how CUES could significantly reduce your energy bills, improve equipment performance, and enhance your food storage and safety, contact us today.
33% Average Energy Savings
Huge cost savings from the day of installation
2 Year Payback Period
Quick and effective ROI, plus a persuasive business case
100% Compressor Life-Cycle Improvement
By reducing compressor cycle frequency the unit’s operating life is doubled
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