Refrigerant Leak Detection in Supermarkets

For any supermarket, food retailing and air conditioning is associated with refrigeration. Behind the refrigerator and display cases that keeps the food at a desired low temperature; is a huge network that has refrigerant piping, valves, joints, compressors, condensers and many other such components. The leak of refrigerant gas from such commercial refrigeration systems is a major maintenance cost for super market chains. Gas leaks can also have a considerable effect on the environment. Hence, Refrigerant Leak Detection in Supermarkets is very crucial.

Over the past few years, large supermarket chains have become increasingly aware of refrigeration systems in their stores. This has happened for a number of reasons, most notably because refrigeration is one of the largest costs when setting up and running a store and there are a number of ways in which the associated systems can be optimized to save money. Now, with the added pressures placed upon those who operate commercial refrigeration systems by environmental legislation, the optimization of refrigeration systems is more important than ever.

As might be expected, the presence of refrigerant gas in large, complex mechanical refrigeration system inevitably leads to the occasional leak. Refrigerant is quite expensive and can have detrimental effects if leaked into the atmosphere. It is therefore imperative that leaks from refrigeration systems be minimised, both from financial and environmental points of view. By not having an appropriate Refrigerant Leak Detection in Supermarkets, you could be running your equipment inefficiently, risking breakdowns and unknowingly leaking expensive gases.

Gas Alarm Systems offers a complete system with sensors, controllers and warning device for for continuous monitoring of almost all types of refrigerants. Our sensors and controllers are easy to install and calibrate. The sensors detect the refrigerant gas in a particular range and depending upon the requirement can be configured for an analog or a digital output and triggers an alarm at a preset level. By recording the data around leak events, retailers can identify the problem areas. If such leak goes undetected it could degrade the refrigeration’s capacity to maintain proper cooling. Alarms are essentially warnings of such adverse conditions. Trained personnel can take action and call the appropriate store staff or maintenance personnel to avert situations where stock may be endangered.

Incorrect refrigerant handling can be very expensive through loss of energy efficiency, expensive refrigerant leakage and the risk of a catastrophic refrigerant leak. Installing Refrigerant Leak Detection in supermarkets  protects property and environment.

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