After a preview at ARBS earlier this year, Actrol has announced the arrival of its DC-3 Smart Refrigeration system. Australia’s first “plug and play” system for walk-in/reach-in coolrooms, it promises a step change for an industry which, until now, has had to rely on bespoke solutions. The launch is scheduled for November 1.
To create the DC-3, Actrol drew on the expertise of four leading companies. Tecumseh manufactures the condensing unit, Cabero supplies the evaporator fitted with EVD ice, Carel provides the electronic controls, and Siam Compressor Industries supplies the brushless DC scroll compressor.
Actrol says the key benefits of the system are that it comes fully programmed, is highly energy efficient and simple to install.
“DC-3 Smart Refrigeration is a great choice for contractors,” says the company. “It’s easy to select, install and commission, saving you time to spend on your next job. The system arrives in a two-box kit ensuring you won’t need a return trip to the wholesaler.
“The condensing unit display shows real-time system information, so you know exactly what is happening as it’s happening. Smart Refrigeration Technology ensures higher heat exchange efficiency, adequate oil return, and safety controls to ensure the compressor operates within its design envelope. Maintenance is easy with vital signs shown in plain English on condensing unit display equipment.”
According to Actrol, the DC-3 provides many benefits for coldroom users too. These include approximately 30 per cent less energy consumption than comparable systems for quicker return on investment, smooth line temperature control resulting in extended shelf life of perishable foods, and low noise outside thanks to the modulating fans and compressor. A flexible capacity range also means coolroom layout can be adapted as needs change, and a safety mode ensures continuous cooling if communication between components is lost.