What you need to consider… As of 1st January 2017, FGas legislation states that mandatory documented leak checks are required on refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. The frequency of the leak checks is based on how much damage could be caused to the atmosphere if the whole charge were released. Between 5 and 50 tonnes CO2e…

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It doesn’t take much for a refrigeration system to run inefficiently: Some crisp packets and other rubbish blown onto the condenser, some ice build-up on the evaporator coil, a door being left open a bit longer than necessary. Any one of these things on their own will adversely affect the efficiency of a refrigeration system,…

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In 2014, new EU FGas regulations were introduced with a plan to cut the availability of HFCs. Here are 10 FAQs to help understand this topic. What is GWP and how does it work? GWP stands for ‘Global Warming Potential’ and the GWP number given to a refrigerant is a scale of its global warming…

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Having the correct cold storage process in place for fresh produce can have massive effects on the quality of the food. Due to the technical advancement in cold storage, fruit and vegetables are now readily available to the consumer all year round and for every season at the supermarket. The time-frame of how long fruit…

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Without the correct storage conditions, fruits will only stay fresh for a few days. We look at the 6 main factors that influence the quality and storage life of fruit. Time of harvest: Each fruit will have a specific harvesting time, which if disrupted, can massively affect the quality of the fruit as it may…

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In a fast-paced retail environment, it is imperative that fruit is stored correctly before reaching retail, in order to present to the customer in top condition and entice the buyer decision process, resulting in less waste. We look at the benefits of storing fruit in temperature-controlled rooms before being dispatched to retail outlets. Fruits continue…

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Within the food processing industry, efficient temperature facilities during all storage stages is crucial to keep short-life products fresh. According to Farming UK, the value of the vegetable industry is expected to reach £3 billion by 2019, which is an increase of 2.1% since 2017. Organic vegetables have become more popular over the past few…

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With Christmas approaching and the increasing consumer demand for poultry, we look at how having effective cold storage can benefit your business. Last Christmas the UK alone consumed 10 million turkeys* and was the biggest ever for the poultry market, in both value and volume**, showing that fresh produce is still the UK’s first choice….

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This year, CB Refrigeration Ltd are celebrating 50 years in business! Founded in 1968, CB Refrigeration Ltd are industry experts in all aspects of refrigeration, including installation, service and product supply. Over the last 5 decades, we have provided turn-key cooling solutions, tailored to customer requirements within a variety of market sectors including hospitality, retail, food…

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Carrying out regular maintenance of your refrigerated equipment is key to maintaining an efficient refrigerated space. This week we follow one of our engineers onsite to find out what a refrigeration maintenance visit can look like? Choosing a good maintenance plan can help to lengthen the life of your refrigeration system and reduce running costs…

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