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Tesco latest to adopt aerofoil technology

UK: Leading UK supermarket group Tesco is said to be the latest retailer to adopt energy-saving aerofoil shelf strips on its refrigerated display cabinets.

As well as installing Aerofoil Energy’s award-winning Aerofoil shelf strips in their supermarkets throughout the UK and Ireland, Tesco will also adopt the company’s Vortex technology, which uses CFD to address other inefficiencies in the flow of cold air in and around the cabinet.

The Aerofoil uses aerodynamics developed with Williams Advanced Engineering to guide cold air more efficiently down the front of the fridge. This is said to result in substantially less cold air being lost from the unit, resulting in lower energy use, fewer carbon emissions and warmer aisles in stores.  

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