JR Wholesale Meats have a long history of providing excellence in products and service to their customers and maintain their facilities and processes to the exacting standards required to maintain NZFSA accreditation. This approach has seen the company continue to expand and the need to move to a larger facility to accommodate this growth.
It was clear that JR needed a partner who could understand their current challenges and support them to grow and expand, with future operational needs in mind. Working with the team at EcoChill, planning and design came together with a focus on long term sustainability, low environmental impact and best value to deliver a solution.
The project scope was to build a completely new facility, future proofed wherever possible, using natural refrigerants with low energy consumption technologies and initiatives including energy recovery. EcoChill presented a natural refrigerant solution across all cooling and freezing zones of the new building working to 3 key performance indicators:
- Long term operating sustainability of HVAC&R equipment.
- Best energy efficiencies possible within the technology available.
- Zero carbon foot print of the system under operating conditions.
The solution provided a new processing plant operating on 100% natural refrigerants with Zero Carbon foot print and high energy efficiencies achieved through modern technology and highly engineered design. With the use of innovative hardware and proprietary software JR Wholesale has a flexibility that enables them to move into the next phase of business development, with the confidence of meeting their own and client’s key performance indicators and strict hygiene and operating requirements.
With the selection of critically charged natural refrigerant solutions they also have confidence operating costs will be far less than the traditional DX systems typically seen in this sector and expected to increasingly rise with high GWP refrigerant costs.