VANCOUVER, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) announced today that it has received approval for beta
testing of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology with a
Florida-based food distribution firm. This test is the next phase in
introducing Smartcool's technology to the refrigerated transportation
sector. The first phase produced 18% energy savings when Smartcool's technology was installed on the compressors cooling
two sea-going refrigerated shipping containers.
Refrigerated transport represents about 20% of all goods transported,
with millions of sea-going containers, box trucks, and trailers using
considerable extra energy to keep goods chilled. This provides a
tremendous opportunity for Smartcool to expand its product offering to
a new market that can yield substantial savings for customers with very
short payback periods.
George Burnes, President and CEO of Smartcool states, "In our first
phase of testing, we have already proven that our technology can yield
significant savings on refrigerated transport compressor run time and
energy consumption. Now we are aiming to translate these savings into
diesel fuel saved, as this is the measurement that operators are
looking for. Diesel fuel in Europe costs almost twice as much as in
North America, and in both regions prices are on the rise. This
indicates a huge opportunity for us to offer a valuable solution to our
existing customers as well as giving us an edge in opening the door
with new customers."
The second phase of testing will begin within the next two weeks, with
the goal of determining the impact of Smartcool's technology on diesel
consumption within refrigerated food trailers.
Bruce Kemp, Smartcool's Technical Director, explains the beta test. "Our
beta site offers the perfect opportunity for us to test our technology
on a fully loaded frozen food trailer. The food distribution company
has two identical side-by-side refrigerated trailers storing 35,000
lbs. of frozen turkeys and running 24/7. The monitoring and
verification equipment will be installed on both trailers, while
Smartcool's technology will be installed on only one of the trailers.
This allows us to see the savings we can achieve in one trailer
compared to how the other identical trailer refrigeration system would
perform without Smartcool installed. We will be able to monitor all
aspects of system performance including box temperature, compressor
cycles and diesel fuel flow."
On completion of the test, the food distributor has indicated that they
would look to roll out the technology on all 115 of their trailers.
This would mark Smartcool's entrance into the refrigerated food
transport sector, and provide a strong foundation on which to build a
presence in the market.
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Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) provides cutting edge energy
efficient and energy cost reduction solutions for businesses around the
world. The ECO3 and ESM are Smartcool's unique retrofit technologies
that reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning,
refrigeration and heat pump systems by 15% to 20%, giving customers a
return on investment in as little as 12 months.
SOURCE: SmartCool Systems Inc.
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