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Why C-Stores Are Getting More Profitable

Posted by RDT on Sep 27, 2021 12:00:00 AM


With all the pandemic restrictions on gatherings and movements, everyone expected the downfall of business activities and the cutback on profits. Surprisingly for c-stores, this has not been the case. Data released by the NACS State of the Industry show that convenience retailers were unshaken during the pandemic period that affected global economies.

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Topics: convenience stores, convenience store foodservice

How Acidity Affects Your Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Sep 24, 2021 12:00:00 AM


When's the last time you checked the pH level of your pool? Easy question if you own one. Now when's the last time you checked the pH levels of your refrigerated items? Now that one could leave a few folks scratching their heads.

We've previously written about all the specialized refrigeration rooms and projects that we've helped operators come to life. We've also spoken about how some professions require a specific humidity inside their refrigeration system in order to keep their specific product viable. And while certain materials require specific refrigeration needs to maintain quality or freshness, did you know storing items can corrode your refrigeration system due to low pH?

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, storage

Why Ice Builds Up in Commercial Freezers (and how you can prevent it)

Posted by RDT on Sep 21, 2021 1:45:23 PM


Having ice build-up in commercial freezers not only looks unattractive, but it can also damage your refrigeration unit. Here are several reasons why ice builds up in commercial freezers and how to help prevent it from happening.

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Topics: freezer, Eco-Smart, Retrofitting

What Is The Ideal Temperature For Commercial Refrigerators?

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2021 2:05:23 PM


Are your commercial refrigerators holding food at the right temperature? If not, they could be putting your food in the 'Danger Zone' of potential foodborne pathogens! A commercial freezer that doesn't maintain the proper temperature can result in substandard quality and substantial food waste. Commercial refrigerators are no different and learning the ideal temperature for your commercial refrigerator is important for all foodservice operators to know.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, storage

The Keys to Storing Ice Cream

Posted by RDT on Aug 18, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Americans love their ice cream. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, the average American eats more than 23 pounds per year. With the increasing availability of non dairy ice cream, the treat is now an option for even more people.

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

How Customized Refrigeration Solutions from RDT Preserved Film Reels

Posted by RDT on Aug 4, 2021 12:31:52 PM


"But, it's a dry heat."

As summer temperatures creep upwards for most of the United States, we've surely all heard that saying. And it can ring true because humidity plays a huge role in how temperature is felt. A 90-degree day in the desert feels much different than one in the humid south. Humidity levels are crucial within the commercial refrigeration industry. In fact, some professions rely on humidity as the sole method of inventory storage

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, commercial freezer, storage

Versatility With Switching From Walk-in Cooler To Freezer

Posted by RDT on Jul 23, 2021 12:00:00 AM


Being flexible in business can help you pivot and adjust to sudden changes. This includes your commercial refrigeration. Having the ability to go from refrigerator to freezer space not only helps your business become more flexible, but also adjust to supply changes. 

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer

Introducing Polar Metalworks

Posted by RDT on Jul 20, 2021 9:53:18 AM

We’re proud to introduce a new passion project that combines our advanced equipment capabilities, mechanical aptitude, and a bit of artistry. Polar Metalworks, a division of RDT, is a new endeavor that focuses on custom metal fabrication projects.

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Topics: Polar Metalworks

The Importance Of Having A Backup Compressor

Posted by RDT on Jun 17, 2021 12:00:00 AM


Having automation in commercial refrigeration is important, especially in the foodservice business. When backup compressors are used, it helps free up employees to do other things that will help your business make money. More importantly, if your primary unit does go down, there won't be an interruption of service, or worse, lost product. Here are a few examples of how a backup compressor can help your business.

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, Digital Scroll Compressor

Why Your School May Benefit from RDT

Posted by RDT on Jun 11, 2021 12:00:00 AM

We've spoken at length recently about the benefit that the retrofit kit may bring to your foodservice operation. 

Schools have had to adapt and overcome many different trials over the past year. From going completely virtual, to hybrid, to full in-person, it seems the changes are never-ending and pose all new complications. The biggest hurdle that many school foodservice operations have had to jump over recently has been properly and effectively monitoring their refrigeration, and that's what we're here to talk about today.

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Topics: RDT team

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