Efficiency improvements offer new choices for engine room equipment

Utility costs, environmental concerns play major roles in evaluating purchasing options for new equipment and components.

When it comes to purchasing new equipment or upgrading existing equipment, food processors face a dizzying array of choices: Compressors that use this refrigerant versus that refrigerant, and all of the infrastructure demands of different types of refrigerants. Water heating equipment that uses different amounts of water and power based on exactly what your demands are and whether any of the water can be reused. Cooling equipment that can automatically report red flags for performance issues.

It can be a daunting task to wade through all the variables—and all the variables of the variables—to figure out how to meet your needs. But there’s good news: Just about everybody is on board with efficiency being the main driver of both engineering and purchasing decisions, so by using that as a starting point, you can determine how to best meet your needs both now and in the future.

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