Evaluation of innovative heat exchanger HEALEX in refrigerated display cabinet

Indirect cooling systems are very common in Swedish food stores and significant quantities of electricity could be saved if the heat exchangers the display cabinets were better designed for its operation conditions. A prototype of a new type of heat exchangers suited for cooling air with fluids of laminar flow have been developed and evaluated in a laboratory environment with promising results.

In this project, the new type of heat exchanger will be evaluated in an open display cabinet in a food retail store. The overall aim is to build knowledge and experience for further implementation, including estimates of how big energy savings such implementation would entail. A successful outcome from this project will likely be that Hemköp examines the possibility to implement the new type of heat exchangers in more cabinets and stores. The goal ultimately is to reduce energy use in Swedish grocery stores by the use of the new type of heat exchanger in new and remanufactured cabinets.

Expected results

The HEALEX heat exchanger have been developed and evaluated in a laboratory environment with promising results. In this project, the HEALEX heat exchanger will be evaluated in an open display cabinet in a food retail store to verify the results from laboratory measurements.

Funding

RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden (former SP), Effsys Expand, and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (Naturskyddsföreningen)

Time schedule

April 2015 – December 2017

Project partners

RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden (former SP), Airec, Hemköp, and Expertkyl

Related Information

Contact Persons

Pia Tiljander

Phone: +46 10 516 51 29

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Phone 010-516 50 00, E-mail info@ri.se

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