Purchase of Efficient Refrigeration Plant

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This document gives guidance on the selection and purchase of energy efficient plant and equipment. The specification of new capital plant can be complex. This is particularly true of refrigeration plant, which is not only costly in capital terms but which has a significant operational cost, primarily due to energy consumption. Refrigeration systems typically cost seven to ten times as much to run over their lifetime as they do to buy. But it is possible to find refrigeration systems specified for the same application where the worst has double the energy use of the best. The purpose of this document is to provide you with guidance on ensuring that energy efficiency is incorporated into the buying process. It will be of use to all those involved in the specifying and purchase of refrigeration plant, including site and facility managers, procurement managers and finance directors.

Author: Food and Drink Federation