Refrigeration has made it possible to enjoy fresh food all year round, however far it has to travel to reach the consumer. It also plays a major role in keeping down the temperature in the global healthcare, commercial, industrial, residential and leisure sectors.
Rapid urbanization and increased purchasing power in developing economies have created an appetite for more ready-to-eat, packaged foods, which need to be kept cool to preserve their freshness and nutritional content. In order to meet the demand, shops are investing in a range of refrigerated storage cabinets, display cases and coolers. By 2020, the Asia Pacific region, particularly China and India, is expected to dominate the commercial refrigeration market. Meanwhile, developed economies are contributing to the upswing in the sector through replacement purchases.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the EU have recommended that, by 2017, synthetic refrigerants with a high global warming potential should be replaced by more environmentally friendly solutions. Growing awareness of the negative impact of HFCs and HCHCs on the ozone layer has prompted a shift towards natural refrigerants, such as ammonia and CO2.
Improving the energy efficiency of commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment is essential for end users looking to reduce operating costs. This is a particular priority in the food processing industry, where profit margins are narrow.
Air coolers are crucial components in refrigeration systems and have a significant influence both on their running costs and on ensuring product quality. At Grano, we are experts in cooler design, backed by 75 years of innovation and close collaboration with our customers. We have developed market-leading solutions for a wide range of applications, from food storage and processing to coolers for complex automotive test chambers.