Fáilte Foods has handed responsibility for the safeguarding of its crucial refrigeration equipment to ACE Refrigeration once again.
An existing customer, the company has renewed its three-year Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) contract; regular maintenance protects the value of your equipment as well as extending its life cycle.
There are also lower repair costs, lower energy costs and ultimately reduced running costs.
Not to mention less disruption to your business if you have a food production or storage facility which relies on chilled refrigeration or freezer rooms.
Regular PPM is key to reducing the overall operational cost of your refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
This will also satisfy HSE that you are showing due diligence and complying with Health and Safety legislation.
Some insurance companies will also reduce your annual liability insurance if you can prove that you have regular PPM carried out on your equipment too.
The contract renewal comes just months after the Installations Dept. at ACE Refrigeration was on site at Fáilte Foods for the design, supply and installation of a Freezer Room, with a footprint of 19.964m².
ACE has also installed a Temperature Monitoring System for the Freezer Room.
Previously we were also responsible for the design, supply and installation of a large Freezer Room and Cold Rooms at Fáilte’s Glasgow base.
All these areas are now covered by the PPM contract.
From January 2015 revised F-Gas regulations apply.
The central element of these revised regulations is part of the phase down of HFC Refrigerants with a GWP greater than 2500, with a complete ban on new equipment using these refrigerants effective from 2020 onwards.
However, recycled and reclaimed HFCs with greater than 2,500 GWP will still be allowed for servicing existing plants until 2030.
The previous classification confirming leak detection quantity per year based on refrigerant charge thresholds have now been replaced by a system based instead on carbon emissions per year.
All systems with a CO2 equivalent greater than 500 tonnes must have a fixed leak detection system installed. But for any system with fixed leak detection installed, the quantity of leak tests required is reduced by 50%.
How these changes affect you depends on what refrigerants your current plant operates with, and how much you are using; different refrigerants have differing thresholds; all based on the carbon emissions.