CANADA: Smartcool Systems is initiating a funded sales programme for clients that want to install its energy saving compressor optimisation technology but lack the capital budget to do so. 

Vancouver-based Smartcool Systems’ ECO3 and ESM retrofit technologies are said to 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.

The units actively monitor and analyse the conditions of a system and dynamically adjust the length of each cooling cycle to ensure the compressor operates more often under its most energy efficient conditions.

Nick Weedon, Smartcool’s UK national sales manager stated, “Having successfully installed in numerous locations in the UK over the last 12 months, we have seen that clients are keen to expand the Smartcool technology across further sites and locations because the Smartcool technology has had a positive effect in driving down energy costs. Because of this, we have decided to implement a funding programme that we expect to allow clients to reap the benefits of the Smartcool technology without experiencing the usual restrictions and unnecessary delays typically associated with large scale capital requirements.”

Last month, the company announced that its ECO3 had achieved energy savings of over 30% when applied to Mitsubishi heat pumps at a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Ipswich, UK. The Mitsubishi heat pumps are said to have been connected via an OEM control card without downtime or any negative impact. Device-level sub metering was then installed by Smartcool engineers to measure energy consumption, isolating the supply to the Mitsubishi heat pumps which enabled LCS Energy the ability to validate results through a fully accessed web portal. Energy data clearly showed continued savings that were in excess of 30%.

Founded

The ESM was invented by an engineer in Australia in the 1980s, and delivered on a limited basis to market by Abbotly Technologies Pty Ltd.  Smartcool Systems Inc was founded in Vancouver in 2004 as the North American distributor for the ESM on behalf of Abbotly. In 2006, Smartcool purchased the assets of Abbotly, including intellectual property of the ESM, and became the sole distributor and manufacturer.

Smartcool Systems USA Inc and Smartcool Systems EMEA Ltd were subsequently formed and joined in 2011 by Smartcool Systems UK Ltd following the purchase of its distributor.

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