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Save Time with Commercial Refrigeration That's Easy to Maintain and Service

Posted by RDT on May 11, 2022 7:00:00 AM
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Topics: HACCP, Eco-Cool, service technician, maintenance

Walk-Ins Aren't Just for Restaurants Anymore

Posted by RDT on May 9, 2022 2:37:47 PM

Having a great walk-in cooler or freezer is important in every restaurant and bar. But walk-ins aren't only for the foodservice industry. In fact, having customized walk-in coolers and freezer for a variety of businesses is a trend that has been going upward. Here are some places where having walk-ins helps improve business and sales. 

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Topics: commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins

Do Your Refrigeration Specifications Need Updating?

Posted by RDT on Apr 20, 2022 5:45:00 AM

The world around us continues to launch new technologies that transform and enhance our day-to-day lives, and developments in refrigeration technologies are no different. Innovations have resulted in the implementation of advanced compressors and controls that improve performance, allow for real-time monitoring, improve energy efficiency, and safeguard important product with system redundancy. These improvements have an impact on the system architecture, and the correlated written specifications.

If you're a foodservice consultant and you haven’t looked at your refrigeration specifications lately, maybe you should. Consider these questions as you review your specs and ask yourself:

Does my specification reference up-to-date compressor applications, evaporator controls and clear directives for piping and wiring practices?

Does the equipment in my specification utilize energy-efficient solutions for the compressor and evaporator systems?

Does the equipment in my specifications comply with all regulatory guidelines?


There are numerous types of refrigeration systems available in the industry today. Individual pre-assembled remote systems, 
large and small rack systems, digital systems, water-cooled, and air-cooled systems to name a few. These systems can be built with semi-hermetic compressors, hermetic compressors, scroll compressors, or digital scroll compressors. The enclosures can be made of stainless steel, galvanized steel, or powder-coated steel. Do you know which system best fits your application?

Are the evaporator coils specified to be pre-wired and pre-plumbed at the factory? Do they include the latest energy-efficient controllers and EEVs? And what about redundancy and monitoring? 

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Topics: refrigeration rack system, consultants

Important Considerations for a Walk-In Keg Cooler

Posted by RDT on Apr 11, 2022 2:23:34 PM

Whether a classic keg of suds or something more progressive like kegs of cold brew coffee or kombucha, kegged beverages can turn bad or create safety risks if not stored properly. Even though some operations will try to store kegs in a food cooler, it's ideal to create a separate walk-in for storing kegs.

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Topics: refrigeration, Walk-Ins, redundancy, trends, storage, kegs

How Cold Storage Works for International Food Items

Posted by RDT on Mar 23, 2022 9:56:50 AM

People around the world enjoy ingredients from other parts of the world, but it doesn't just show up on the plate. The reality is foods are passed from one step of the import/export process to another, and in many cases, frozen refrigeration or freezing capabilities are needed. Whether it's imported cheeses, meats, or other global delicacies, shipping food that needs to be kept cold can be challenging, so let's explore the process of cold storage and shipping.

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Topics: Eco-Smart, Ingredients

Advancements in Commercial Refrigeration System Technologies Can Offset Labor Costs for Restaurants

Posted by RDT on Feb 28, 2022 2:02:40 PM

It might not seem immediately obvious, but commercial refrigeration systems are everywhere. We all know that grocery stores, convenience stores, schools, and restaurants require refrigeration systems to keep food safe for consumption. It is important in healthcare, not just as it relates to foodservice, but for things like blood and vaccine storage. The bottom line is commercial refrigeration matters in a wide range of applications, and it can impact the people who work in those organizations.


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Topics: Eco-Smart, labor

What to Consider When Selecting Convenience Store Refrigeration Equipment

Posted by RDT on Jan 27, 2022 12:48:30 PM

When people think of gas stations and convenience stores, the typical thought process is that most of the money is made at the pump. In reality, that is far from the truth.

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Topics: energy efficiency, redundancy, convenience stores, Polarcraft

Getting Creative with Leftovers: Safe Refrigeration Is the Key

Posted by RDT on Jan 12, 2022 5:30:00 AM

Just like homes, foodservice operations can generate a lot of leftovers. Are you using those leftovers to prevent food waste and improve your bottom line?

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The Importance of Good Refrigeration in Ghost Kitchens

Posted by RDT on Jan 4, 2022 2:56:30 PM

As the food delivery business continues to boom, ghost kitchens make it more convenient to deliver meals by saving time, maximizing space, satisfying guests, and generating profit with the help of mobile apps, online ordering, and third-party deliveries.

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Topics: trends

RDT Wrapped - A look At Our Top Commercial Refrigeration Blogs of 2021

Posted by RDT on Dec 27, 2021 6:45:00 AM

It's certainly been a wild ride, and we still have a few days to go. The year 2021 will go down as one that saw many challenges, as well as so many solutions. Here at RDT, that's the way we look at things, by focusing on the solutions.

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Topics: freezer, freezer burn, food waste, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, food storage, trends

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