Energy usage reduction in supermarket refrigerated food cabinets

Mossad, Ruth (2011) Energy usage reduction in supermarket refrigerated food cabinets. In: Encyclopedia of energy engineering and technology. Taylor & Francis, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-7. ISBN 0-8493-3896-4

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Minimizing energy usage has always been a major aspect of the engineering design. Because of the increase in the expectations of the well-off population in the world for more comfort and convenience, the usage of energy has increased dramatically. A major usage of energy is in transport, air-conditioning, and refrigeration. The current changing of weather patterns, such as more frequent cyclones, floods, and extreme temperatures, which some believe is due to global warming and caused by our excessive usage of energy that releases greenhouse emissions, urges us to take a stand on reducing our energy usage and hence our carbon footprint. This entry will concentrate on how to reduce the energy usage in refrigerated food cabinets in supermarkets. It will present three phases in which attention to detail and usage of recent research findings can make a big difference. These are the design phase, the commissioning phase, and the maintenance phase. This entry also briefly presents some introductory information on the different commercial refrigeration systems and the basics of refrigeration.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2012 05:16
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 23:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy usage; minimizing; reduction; refrigeration; open fridges; supermarket fridges; double glazed doors
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040101 Atmospheric Aerosols
12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120404 Engineering Systems Design
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Commercial Services and Tourism
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1081/E-EEE-120046011

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