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Why Refrigeration Control Systems Are Like the Human Heart

Posted by RDT on Jan 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

 

The human heart is a magnificent piece of machinery. Believe it or not, it also makes for a great analogy when talking about certain aspects of commercial refrigeration systems. Fittingly, it's all about the valves.

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Topics: freezer, Eco-Smart

Discover the Top 10 Core Values at RDT

Posted by RDT on Dec 19, 2019 1:04:03 PM

Who you are is comprised of what you do, how you do it, and why. Here at RDT, we make it our mission to deliver excellence through our industry-leading technology, which leads to products and solutions that can best impact our customers. The final step is world-class service to help implement our technologies and solutions.

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5 Ways to Keep Cold Air Inside Your Walk-Ins

Posted by RDT on Dec 11, 2019 1:30:40 PM

If you're in the foodservice industry, you know your utility bill is one of your largest expenses. And of those energy eaters, your walk-in freezer and refrigerator can be some of the largest draws of your electricity.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

A Review of the 2020 Department of Energy Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration

Posted by RDT on Nov 22, 2019 11:54:36 AM

January 1, 2020 and July 10, 2020 are the deadlines for manufacturers of commercial refrigeration to show that they are in compliance with the latest energy-efficiency standards as set by the Department of Energy in 2017.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Energy Study, Regulations

Three Reasons Why We Waste Food

Posted by RDT on Nov 12, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Think of how many times you’ve grabbed an apple only to find a section of it bruised. What happened to that apple? Did you disregard the imperfection and use it anyways, or did you throw the entire piece of fruit away? Most people would have done the latter. It’s all too common in this day and age, and as we’ve discussed before, food waste statistics are jarring. So how can we take these food waste studies and do something about it?

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration

An Early Look at 2020 Food Safety Trends

Posted by RDT on Oct 17, 2019 4:54:32 PM

 

Multi-state, foodborne illnesses continue to affect American consumers, and not only from farm-to-supermarket. Downstream food service operations like those found in K-12 cafeterias, hotel restaurants, and at sports stadiums are often the site of consumer food poisoning incidents.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, redundancy, maintenance

A Video Recap of the FCSI Education Provider Program

Posted by RDT on Oct 14, 2019 5:47:27 PM

Record-breaking attendance, enlightening industry discussions, and even glow-in-the-dark bowling.

If you happened to miss out on the 2019 FCSI Education Provider Program's Refrigeration Training Seminar held at RDT's factory in Waxahachie, Texas, check out this short video recapping the event:

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, consultants

3 Ways C-Stores Are Preparing for the Future

Posted by RDT on Oct 2, 2019 12:23:13 PM

In 2018, U.S. convenience stores boasted their 16th year in a row of record-breaking inside sales. The National Association of Convenience Stores reports that over 153,000 stores nationwide are offering food, merchandise, and fuel to approximately 160 million customers every day, which equates to roughly half the population of the U.S. served every day.

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Topics: c-stores, trends

An Update on California’s Hydrofluorocarbon Reduction Efforts

Posted by RDT on Sep 27, 2019 4:16:03 PM

 

The world is caught up in the changes and causes concerning climate change. Closer to home, the state of California seems to be at the forefront of implementing environmental protection efforts to help mitigate some of these negative changes. One notable action is their effort to reduce the levels of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) released into our atmosphere.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Regulations

What is the Ideal Temperature for Commercial Freezers?

Posted by RDT on Sep 25, 2019 2:20:00 PM

Just a few degrees can separate food waste from profitable food. Store food in temperatures that are too warm and it will spoil. Store food in frozen conditions for too long and you run the risk of freezer burn. However, all that costly food waste can be eliminated through proper storing conditions in a commercial freezer. Which begs the question, are you saving money by maintaining the quality of the food in your walk-in freezer?

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Topics: food safety, freezer, freezer burn, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer

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