Whether in the specifying of new plant or improving and optimising the performance of existing systems, the STS team has decades of experience in the Energy Management of refrigeration systems. The largest cost element associated with owning refrigeration systems is the electrical energy consumed which typically accounts for 60% to 80% of the total cost of ownership. For a commercial or industrial refrigeration system this will run to many millions of pounds.
The greatest and easiest opportunity for minimising refrigeration plant energy consumption is at the specification and purchase phase of its life. Clearly defined technical specifications are the key to our clients achieving this. It is also our experience that most refrigeration systems that have not undergone operational optimisation for a period of time, generally offer opportunities for significantly improving performance and reducing energy costs. It is not unusual to find energy saving opportunities of the order of 10% to 30%, often with instantaneous or fast paybacks.