Industry Tools: Defrost Controller Slashes Energy Use, Extends Asset LifeSeptember 2012
From time to time, FSE plans to inform readers about industry tools that help buildings excel. For our first installment of "Industry Tools," we're focusing on the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency.
The KE2 Evaporator Efficiency is a defrost controller ideal for walk-in coolers, closed-door display cases, refrigerated warehouses, meat-prep rooms, walk-in freezers and blast freezers. FSE recently installed a KE2 Evaporator Efficiency on a 200-square-foot walk-in freezer that serves the kitchen area.
Instead of using a traditional timer to defrost the freezer coil eight times per day, the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency senses refrigerant suction pressure and only defrosts as needed, reducing energy consumption, preserving product integrity and extending equipment life.
FSE has had such great results with the KE2 Evaporator Efficiency that we plan to install the same controller on additional walk-in coolers in the next few months.