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Smartcool specified for McDonald’s, Riyadh

SAUDI ARABIA:  Smartcool Systems’ energy-saving compressor optimisation technology is to be installed at branches of the McDonald’s hamburger chain in Riyadh.

Kafaat Energy Company, Smartcool’s distributor in Saudi Arabia, has been appointed by Riyadh International Catering Corporation to supply the Smartcool units as part of its plans to promote energy efficiency standards, green environment and reduced levels of carbons’ emissions.

The ECO3 and ESM are Smartcool’s retrofit technologies that are said to reduce the energy consumption of compressors in air conditioning, refrigeration and heat pump systems by 15% to 20%. The units are installed between the thermostat or primary controller and the compressor.  They work by actively monitoring and analysing the conditions of the system and adjust the length of each cooling cycle to help the compressor operate under its most energy efficient conditions.

“Installations for Riyadh International Catering Corporation at McDonald’s locations have been completed and are being evaluated for a full rollout to all 162 branches,” said Bashar Abdulrahman, Kafaat Energy’s CEO.

“In addition to working with Riyadh International Catering Corporations’ McDonald’s locations, they recently installed at Tiara Hotel, a unique luxury hotel in Riyadh,” Smartcool Systems CEO Ted Konyi added. Results at Tiara are said to have shown a 20% saving on air conditioning costs.

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