POLAND: The latest refrigerated display cabinet from Polish manufacturer JBG-2 has achieved a listing on the UK’s Energy Technology List as the lowest energy multi-deck in its class.
The new RDGA-L4 plug-in unit uses an inverter compressor with R600a refrigerant and is available in sizes 1250, 1875, 2500 and 3750.
The manufacturer’s focus on energy efficiency has enabled it to achieve market-leading efficiencies. The 2.5m unit, for instance, boasts a TEC of 8.3kWh/24hr, and an EEI of 2.62kWh/24hr/m².
The units also benefit from low noise (under 51dB on the 2500 model), low heat emissions (1.5kW on the 2500 model) and a low front typical of a remote case.
The RDGA-L4 employs JBG-2’s no defrost technology, which is achieved by a patented air circulation system and a specially designed evaporator. The enhanced air curtain of the appliance is said to help in reducing the heat gain through its open areas and the new evaporator design results in increased heat transfer. These improvements allow an increase in the evaporating temperature to approximately 0ᵒC and eliminates the build-up of frost on the evaporator.
The new unit also includes a “no maintenance” non-lamellar condenser, and can be used as a hybrid when linked to a water loop.
“We have recently commenced supplying this unit, which is being used in the place of remote installations by the likes of Musgraves in Ireland, (Supervalu and Centra formats) and SuperU in France,” said UK & Ireland sales director Alan Stammers.
“JBG-2 is constantly innovating, with the main focus on energy efficiency and natural refrigerants. We have numerous products listed on the ETL, and the ACA/Triple E register, Ireland’s equivalent of the ETL,” he added.
JBG-2 was established in Poland in 1989 by the Brzozka family and remains 100% family owned. The factory, near Krakow, has a capacity of around 30,000 units per annum, and a second factory has been built 3km from the existing site, which is expected to commence production next month.