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Exploring the Ties Between Refrigeration and Beverages

Posted by RDT on Mar 27, 2018 7:23:53 PM

 

"Cold" and "beverage" are linked together. There's just no way around it. But to understand how these two ideas are so closely tied together, you have to look back through history to see the ties between refrigeration and beverages, and much of it is centered on breweries.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency

The Basics of the RDT Model ZS

Posted by RDT on Mar 23, 2018 3:32:15 PM

Refrigeration racks aren't just for large jobs and spaces. In fact, at RDT, we build racks for any size project with the same dependable quality.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, Eco-Smart, Model ZS

Why RDT Is in the Commercial Refrigeration Business

Posted by RDT on Mar 16, 2018 11:40:08 AM

Everyone has a story, even companies. When we look back, we discover the reasons we do the things we do. We think about the people who helped us along the way, and we realize everything leading up to this point had an impact on us actually getting here. This applies to our success as individuals and as a company.

Here at RDT, it's no different.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool

What to Consider When Selecting Convenience Store Refrigeration Equipment

Posted by RDT on Feb 20, 2018 4:44:50 PM

 

Consumers are seeking convenience, and the proof is in the numbers. According to the 2018 NACS/Nielsen Convenience Industry Store Count, there were over 400 new convenience stores added in the United States in 2017. A big reason for that growth, and the increased traffic in existing c-stores around the country, is foodservice.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Eco-Cool, redundancy, convenience stores

Three Ways Hospitals Can Save Energy

Posted by RDT on Feb 19, 2018 4:46:33 PM

 

Hospitals are one of the largest consumers of energy of any type of commercial building. When you consider this fact in conjunction with rising costs and shrinking reimbursements, the ability to reduce energy consumption is an important way for hospitals and healthcare facilities to realize financial savings.

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Topics: healthcare, energy efficiency, hospitals, Energy Study, HVAC, Lighting

The Benefits of Remote Refrigeration in Your Foodservice Operation

Posted by RDT on Feb 9, 2018 5:16:37 PM

Remote refrigeration, the concept of moving your compressors to an area outside your commercial kitchen, can have many levels of benefit in your foodservice operation.

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Topics: remote refrigeration, refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, HVAC

Servicing Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Just Got Smarter

Posted by RDT on Jan 30, 2018 8:35:59 AM

Sooner or later, almost all foodservice equipment will need to be serviced. A service technician’s top priority is to keep businesses up and running while limiting equipment downtime as much as possible. When it comes to servicing commercial refrigeration equipment, the goal is still the same.

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Topics: refrigeration, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Smart, service technician

A 2018 Update on Food Waste

Posted by RDT on Jan 17, 2018 8:30:00 AM

We waste a lot of food. In fact, close to a third of the world's food production is wasted each year, accounting for roughly 1.3 billion tons and nearly $990 billion dollars. In the United States alone, Americans waste $160 billion of that total, which is nearly 30 to 40 percent of the entire U.S. food supply.

But are we making progress? What is being done to prevent food waste? Where are we at in 2018?

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Topics: refrigeration, sustainability, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Eco-Cool, redundancy, Environment

Why Remote Refrigeration Monitoring Makes Life Easier for Operators

Posted by RDT on Jan 12, 2018 10:22:21 AM

In all walks of life, we’re always looking for that “easy button” – that one solution that solves our most pressing challenges without causing us worry, stress, or financial burden. While the real “easy button” is just for show, remote refrigeration monitoring is one solution that’s making life easier for foodservice operators.

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Topics: food safety, freezer, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, Walk-Ins, commercial freezer, remote monitoring, temperature monitoring

2018 Food Trends (and How They Relate to Commercial Refrigeration)

Posted by RDT on Dec 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM

We're all watching the calendar this time of year, and as we begin to head into a new year full of trends and predictions, we'd like to offer you a few of our own. After some thorough research, here is a list of some of the most popular 2018 food trends.

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Topics: food safety, refrigeration, sustainability, commercial refrigeration, Danger Zone, Ingredients, Fine Dining, Environment, commercial freezer