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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

A Quick Look at Retrofitting a Commercial Refrigeration System

Posted by RDT on Apr 13, 2021 11:14:06 AM

 

Because commercial refrigeration is one of the biggest drains on energy consumption in foodservice, it goes without saying commercial refrigeration can also become an operation's biggest savings opportunity. But how, and what about new properties versus existing ones?

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Topics: remote refrigeration, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, school, Eco-Smart, Retrofitting, Chain Restaurants

Why A Commissioned Project May Be Best For You

Posted by RDT on Sep 29, 2020 9:52:22 AM

 

Quality design and construction are crucial facets to the integrity of every piece of RDT equipment. A poor quality installation can quickly diminish that integrity, greatly reduce the longevity of the equipment’s lifespan, and create unnecessary headaches along the way. At RDT, we want to delight our customers, and have made a strong name for ourselves as industry leaders in refrigeration because we follow through with what we promise, and our products are innovative, and they work. It’s as simple as that.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Regulations

An Update on the DOE's Refrigeration Regulations

Posted by RDT on Sep 15, 2020 1:12:29 PM

 

On July 10, the new Department of Energy standards took effect for medium and low-temperature walk-in evaporator coils and low-temperature condensing unit systems.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Regulations

Is Your Evaporator Coil Plug and Play?

Posted by RDT on Aug 21, 2020 12:00:00 AM

Is your evaporator coil plug and play? Does it require the refrigeration installer to add components on site? Does it involve the electrician running interconnective power and control wiring from the evaporator to the condensing unit? Why does it really matter? This is a subject we've heard people talking a lot about, so we wanted to dig into the details.

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Topics: energy efficiency, Eco-Smart

The Benefits of Remote Monitoring with Eco-Smart

Posted by RDT on Jun 8, 2020 4:40:37 PM

 

In a world where foodservice hours are limited and operations are adjusting to meet new regulations, finding a way to reduce spending while still serving can be difficult. We understand that changes in the industry are inevitable and making them a little less stressful is important.

One of the many ways to follow these new guidelines, operate safely, and maintain the quality of your foodservice products is through remote monitoring. This allows you to use technology to your benefit and ensure your product doesn't go bad. It also allows you to troubleshoot and service equipment without having to replace it as often. Through systems like the Eco-Smart Conroller, refrigeration control is made easy. 

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

Join RDT As We Jump In To Virtual Learning

Posted by RDT on May 7, 2020 2:16:20 PM

 

We all know that the climate is very different today, compared to how it was in January and February of 2020. In March, COVID-19 put a halt to how most American's (and most of the world, for that matter) lived their daily lives. Travel was grounded. Schools switched from in-person learning to an online platform literally overnight. At RDT, our FSCI seminars for the foreseeable future have been postponed, and many trade shows cancelled. Restaurants have had to adapt their business models, and, in turn, we have had to switch to a virtual learning mindset. 

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

Restaurant Energy Consumption Statistics and the High Cost of Energy

Posted by RDT on Apr 10, 2020 12:33:00 PM

 

Energy costs are always a major concern in the restaurant industry. The ongoing, robust use of energy-intensive, commercial kitchen appliances is hard on the electric bill. In fact, restaurants consume three times more energy per square foot than other commercial enterprises according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Specialized equipment and extensive hours of operation, as well as high demand, cause excessive energy usage and sometimes even wasteful practices.

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

The Shelf Life of Vegetables

Posted by RDT on Mar 30, 2020 8:11:36 AM

 

For many Americans, eating healthy can be a daily struggle. With increasingly busy schedules and only so many hours in the day, finding the time to prepare and enjoy healthy food often seems impossible. Still, following a proper diet doesn't have to be complicated.

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

Smart Recoil: The Science and Dynamics Behind Ice Formation

Posted by RDT on Mar 25, 2020 12:27:12 PM

 

It's cool how ice is formed, but it's even cooler how to prevent it. Learning about smart recoil and the science and dynamics behind ice formation is informative and interesting, and knowing the reason "why" behind it, can absolutely equip you in preventing it in places where you may not think it's so "cool"- like your freezer.

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Topics: refrigeration, energy efficiency

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