In today’s era of sustainability, finding innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption has become a top priority across industries. In the realm of food processing, where maintaining optimal temperature and humidity levels is vital for preserving food quality and preventing spoilage, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems play a crucial role. However, these systems often come at a high cost, both financially and environmentally, due to their significant energy consumption.
HVAC systems are responsible for regulating temperature, facilitating air circulation, and managing humidity levels in food processing establishments. Unfortunately, the energy required to power these systems accounts for a substantial portion of the total energy usage, resulting in soaring operational costs and a negative environmental impact.
This article delves into the challenges faced by the food processing industry in reducing energy consumption related to HVAC systems and how energy efficiency can be achieved.
Aeris has a comprehensive approach to maintaining the efficiency and cleanliness of HVAC&R systems. Our specialised AerisGuard products:
- Result in over 10% energy reduction
- Remove deep seated microbial and fungal contamination.
- Deliver ongoing protection against mould, bacteria, and virus growth for up to 12 months.
The accumulation of dirt, debris, and biological contaminants on HVAC coils significantly impacts their efficiency. AerisGuard Multi-Enzyme HVAC Coil Cleaner is a powerful solution designed to remove these contaminants effectively. By using a unique blend of enzymes, this cleaner break down organic matter and removes the stubborn build-up on coils, allowing them to operate more efficiently. As a result, HVAC systems require less energy to deliver the same level of performance, leading to significant energy savings.
Coils are the heart of HVAC systems, and any degradation in their performance can lead to increased energy consumption. AerisGuard Indoor Coil Treatment is specifically engineered to protect and enhance the performance of indoor coils. By forming a protective coating on the coils, this treatment minimises the accumulation of contaminants, improves heat transfer, and maximises airflow. With improved heat exchange efficiency, HVAC systems can operate more efficiently, reducing energy consumption and overall costs.
Filters play a crucial role in maintaining indoor air quality, but they can become breeding grounds for microbial growth. AerisGuard Bioactive Filter Treatment is an innovative solution that prevents microbial contamination in filters. By inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungi, and mould, this treatment extends the lifespan of filters and optimises their performance. As a result, HVAC systems experience improved airflow and lower energy consumption.
HVAC systems consist of various surfaces, including coils, fins, and ductwork, which are prone to contamination. AerisGuard Bioactive All-Surface Treatment offers a comprehensive solution by protecting all these surfaces from microbial growth. By forming a bioactive barrier, this treatment ensures long-lasting protection against contamination, resulting in improved system efficiency, reduced energy consumption, and lower maintenance costs.
By incorporating these ground-breaking AerisGuard products into their HVAC maintenance strategies, food processing businesses can enjoy a range of benefits, including:
1. Significant energy savings: Improved system efficiency translates into reduced energy consumption, leading to substantial cost savings and enhanced profitability.
2. Enhanced sustainability: Lower energy consumption directly contributes to reduced carbon footprint and environmental impact, aligning with corporate social responsibility goals and customer expectations.
3. Extended HVAC system lifespan: By optimising system performance and preventing contamination-related issues, these products help prolong the lifespan of HVAC assets, reducing the need for frequent replacements.
4. Significant reduction in ongoing maintenance cost: By providing long lasting protection from microbial growth, money will be saved on reactive breakdown service call.
5. Improved indoor air quality: Clean and efficient HVAC systems provide guests with a healthier and more comfortable indoor environment, promoting positive guest experiences and satisfaction.
The food processing industry has an opportunity to lead the way in sustainable practices by leveraging innovative products like AerisGuard Multi-Enzyme HVAC Coil Cleaner, AerisGuard Indoor Coil Treatment, AerisGuard Bioactive Filter Treatment, and AerisGuard Bioactive All Surface Treatment.
By embracing these cutting-edge solutions, food processing businesses can reduce energy consumption, lower operational costs, and contribute to a greener future.
Our AerisGuard range of products contribute positively towards the 7.3 Social Development Goal “Energy Efficiency” to achieve a positive social impact.
SDG 7.3 Doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency. Let us join forces to revolutionise energy efficiency in cool rooms and pave the way for a more sustainable and prosperous food processing industry. If you are interested to reap the benefits of our specialised range of AerisGuard products and achieving higher energy efficiency, please book your initial site assessment
Contact AERIS Environmental Ltd to find out more about their services to achieve energy reduction in cool rooms:
+61 2 8344 1315