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How Retrofitting Evaporator Coils Can Reduce Energy Consumption

Posted by RDT on Feb 21, 2020 11:54:29 AM

 

In 2020, there is the reoccurring question of "How can we put a stop to climate change and become more sustainable within foodservice operations, convenience store services, and other business organizations?" Our daily operation strategies are changing to enable a healthier lifestyle, take better care of the planet, and reduce our economic impact, while also remaining profitable and successful.

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

Consistent Refrigerated Temperatures Required for These 10 Foods

Posted by RDT on Feb 10, 2020 2:28:00 PM

Navigating the world of proper food refrigeration can sometimes be confusing. Here at RDT, we want to simplify it for you. We've previously detailed how you should properly store ice cream, and now we'd like to discuss ten foods that require consistent temperatures in refrigerators. 

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Topics: refrigeration, food waste, energy efficiency, maintenance

A Brief History of the Texas Ice House

Posted by RDT on Feb 3, 2020 2:23:47 PM

In the days before a refrigerator in every kitchen, a well-equipped kitchen had an icebox. An icebox was a large wooden box on legs that was divided into several compartments. One compartment held a huge block of solid ice that acted as the refrigerant to keep everything inside the icebox cool and fresh.

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The Keys to Storing Ice Cream

Posted by RDT on Jan 29, 2020 1:57:32 PM

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

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

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