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Catering hygiene starts with hot water

Hot Water And Hygiene Go Hand In Hand

For catering managers focussed on ensuring good hygiene remains at the heart of their operation, the provision of 24/7 commercial grade hot water is a critical tool for the delivery of food safety on their premises. Old, inefficient, incorrectly installed or poorly maintained systems can rapidly lead to failure and impact critical daily hygiene protocols such as kitchen washdowns.

The number of businesses sentenced in court for catering hygiene offences has more than doubled since 2013*. Despite the vast majority of businesses working hard to meet their hygiene and safety obligation, the number of firms convicted of offences rose from about 60 in 2013 to 130 in 2016 and has remained consistent since then.

Irresponsible businesses are being held more accountable for poor conduct, and fines for organisations have increased by approximately £5,000 to an average of £7,100 under new sentencing guidelines. 94% of those convicted of food safety and hygiene offences in 2017 received a fine.

As a commercial hot water and heating specialist, Adveco offers unparalleled experience in the design, supply and commissioning of bespoke systems to the catering and leisure sector. We help ensure that a business can rely on a system to meet their critical demands for hot water to address staff and premises hygiene. Additionally, Adveco’s team of designers and warranty service engineers will ensure new or refurbished systems are sustainable, efficient and cost-effective to operate.

*Source: NFU Mutual

Adveco Introduces Compact, Standalone Heat Recovery Unit For Commercial Projects

• Designed to recover waste heat from refrigerant systems typically used by restaurants and hotels
• Works with both gas and electric systems
• Reduces overall power demands for lower operational costs and reduced building emissions

Hot water and heating specialist Adveco, introduces the HR001, a standalone Heat Recovery Unit providing a convenient, packaged unit to recover refrigerant system waste heat. Perfect for restaurants and hotels, connecting between fridge and freezer condenser units and a hot water installation, the HR001 utilises the waste heat generated by the compressor.

Indirectly pre-heating the incoming mains within a hot water installation, it is capable of achieving temperatures as high as 50°C.

Each unit contains two independent heat recovery circuits, inclusive of plate heat exchangers, glycol pumps, a temperature differential controller, expansion vessel, pressure relief and isolation valves.

All components are pre-wired and installed within a grey IP rated housing with mounting brackets, allowing quick and straightforward installation. The HR001 connects directly to Adveco’s control panels for seamless integration into a water heating installation.

Bill Sinclair, technical director, Adveco, says, “A comprehensive series of customer tests on the HROO1 comparing both gas and electric systems shows weekly heat recovery averaging at 155 kWh/wk per site. Customers therefore not only save money by recovering ‘free’ heat, but this saved energy means less overall power demands and reduced emissions across all sites.”

Technical Information

• Dual Fridge and Freezer Heat Recovery Circuits
• Supply 230V/1ph/50Hz
• Capacity 3kW per circuit
• Full Load Current 0.5A
• Fluid 1 Refrigerant R404A
• Fluid 2 Tycofor L
• Safety Valve 6 bar
• Expansion Vessel 2L
• Protection IP55
• Weight 35kg
• Refrigerant Pipe Diameter (in) 1/2″
• Water Pipe Diameter (mm) 15mm
• Dimensions HxWxD (mm) 800 x 600 x 300

Read more about the Adveco HR001 Heat Recovery Unit