WIT Press


Relevant Parameters On The Energy Efficiency Of Closed Refrigerated Multideck Display Cases

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ160071

Volume

205

Pages

11

Page Range

71 - 81

Published

2016

Size

519 kb

Author(s)

G. G. Heidinger, S. M. Nascimento, P. D. Gaspar, P. D. Silva

Abstract

The application of closed refrigerated multideck display cases (CRDC) and electronic fans is slowly increasing in Brazilian supermarkets, following the international trend. In order to obtain energy savings, this paper reports the results of experimental tests performed in a CRDC according to ISO 23953 to evaluate the influence of (1) environmental conditions, (2) gaps between doors and (3) fan type on the overall performance of a display case. Experimental laboratory tests were performed on two different conditions of temperature and relative humidity of the ambient air (25°C/60% and 27°C/70%), with electromagnetic and electronic fans, and with and without gaps between doors. The analysis and discussion of experimental results include the comparison of compressor energy consumption, total heat load, total condensed water collected on defrost periods and air and product temperatures. The experimental data analysis provides valuable information to set the operative parameters of the CRDC taking into account usual in-store conditions in Brazil.

Keywords

closed refrigerated display cases, energy efficiency, commercial refrigeration, supermarket, environmental condition, fans, doors