October 14, 2020

Honeywell Introduces Digital Technology To Simplify Cold Chain Refrigeration Systems Selection

Independently certified Eco-Efficiency model calculates environmental impact and operating costs of alternative systems

NUREMBERG, GERMANY, October 14, 2020 – Honeywell today announced a new digital model to help simplify decision-making when choosing commercial refrigeration systems designed to meet environmental regulations and minimize operating costs. The Eco-Efficiency model has been assessed  by Cemafroid, an independent technical center and cold chain expert. Supermarket owners and other refrigeration system users can preview the model during Chillventa eSpecial, the industry’s all-virtual event running Oct. 13-15.

Using the Eco-Efficiency calculator, supermarket owners can compare the total cost of ownership and environmental impact of alternative system architectures when making investment decisions. After entering their own desired operating parameters, users can visualize the best refrigeration system options for their store. This model helps them understand which alternatives allow them to achieve their environmental targets at the lowest total costs over the lifecycle of the system.

“With many refrigeration systems options available, users might struggle to understand how they should select their new system and determine how to reduce emissions and costs over the whole life cycle of the installation,,” said Mohammed Youbi Idrissi, director of expertise, research and innovation, Cemafroid. “After evaluating the Eco-Efficiency model, we can confirm it offers a useful decision-making tool to compare several commercial refrigeration architectures.”

“There is a lot of misinformation on refrigerants. The Eco-Efficiency model puts data in front of users in an easily understandable form, so that they can make informed decisions on their new installations,” said Julien Soulet, vice president and general manager, Honeywell Fluorine Products Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Cost and energy required to run a refrigeration system represent the most significant share of the financial and environmental impact.”

Supermarket owners and refrigeration system users can preview the Eco-Efficiency model during Honeywell’s panel workshop at Chillventa eSpecial on Oct. 13-14, beginning at 10 AM CET, and on Oct. 15 at 4 PM CET.

Based in France, Cemafroid is a global expert in the cold chain, refrigeration and air conditioning, The company assists in improving the performance of transport and storage equipment for perishable food and health products, and contributes to reducing the impact of refrigeration activities on the environment and global warming.

Honeywell is a world leader in the development, manufacturing and supply of refrigerants sold worldwide under the Solstice and Genetron® brands for a wide range of applications, including refrigeration, building and automobile air conditioning. Honeywell and its suppliers have completed a $900 million investment program in R&D and new capacity based on Honeywell’s hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) technology. For more information, visit www.fluorineproducts-honeywell.com/refrigerants.

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.  Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom.


Martin Orsag
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