Finally, You Don’t Have to Choose Between Food Safety and Operating Profits
Our method makes $en$e five ways
It keeps food fresh and safe longer, reducing spoilage
It reduces direct energy costs by as much as 30%
It reduces compressor maintenance and repair costs
It extends the operating life of compressors by as much as 50%
Not to be missed, it also reduces your carbon footprint
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Food safety engineers trying to discover a means of keeping food fresh and safe longer invented a terrific innovation that extends the freshness of food by two days or more. And they found it also reduces refrigeration operating costs–by 15% to 30% or more.
The system uses a proprietary and NSF®-certified gel that mimics or simulates the properties of food. This enables refrigeration equipment to respond to the “temperature of food” rather than being fooled by air temperature. As a result the number of compressor cycles is reduced by at least 50% and as much as 85%.
This not only reduces compressor wear and tear but also cuts direct energy consumption (cost) by as much as 30%. Since takes 12 amps to start a cycle and only 4 amps to maintain one, reducing the number of start-up cycles and extending the duration of each one only makes good economic sense.
A low cost, high yield investment.
Why is our system’s NSF®-certification important to you? Because nothing is more important than assuring food safety.
NSF International was founded in 1944 from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health as the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) to standardize sanitation and food safety requirements. The transparent, consensus-based process established to develop NSF International’s first standards regarding the sanitation of soda fountain and luncheonette equipment, became the process by which NSF International developed other public health and safety standards. To date, NSF has developed more than 77 public health and safety American National Standards.
NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. NSF operates more than 165,000 square feet of laboratory space and serves companies in more than 150 countries worldwide. Its 1,200-plus staff includes microbiologists, toxicologists, chemists, engineers, environmental and public health professionals.
Endocube is NSF-certified under NSF Protocol P235 Temperature Mimicking Sensors
This Protocol describes the minimum sanitation requirements for the materials, design, construction, along with minimum performance requirements of temperature mimicking sensors (TMS), separate, non-invasive devices consisting of a food simulant material with a temperature measuring probe attached (thermocouple, thermister). Devices covered in this Protocol are intended for use in any type of refrigerated equipment or refrigerated space including, but not limited to, processing plants, refrigerated trucks, storage refrigerators, display refrigerators, and residential refrigerators.
KEY TEST CASE–Sodexo Food Service
Sodexo is committed to both environmental improvements and reduced energy costs.
Along with SYSCO Systems and US Foodservice, Sodexo is among the largest food service companies, providing fresh and frozen foods to restaurants, grocers, hospitals, assisted living facilities, golf and country clubs, and other businesses that rely on commercial refrigeration equipment.
A trial of our Cube was conducted at one of Sodexco’s customers, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, on two double-door refrigeration units. The energy consumption was measured for one week without the Enedocube and then repeated with the Endocube. The test on Unit 1 showed an energy saving of 20.43%; savings on the second unit were 24.39%.
A second trial was conducted at one of Sodexo’s Corporate Services sites to re-confirm that Endocube resulted in energy savings.
Tests were conducted on a freezer, a double-door refrigerator and a single-door refrigerator. The test showed savings of 44.79% savings on the freezer; 18.37% on the double-door refrigerator; and 12.18% on the single-door refrigerator.
Sodexo proceeded in installing our Cubes in additional installations and has more than 450 Cubes fitted in walk-in refrigerators, freezers, dairy decks, deli bars and salad wells.
UPDATE: As of April, 2012 Sodexo has 600 Cubes installed.
Sodexo’s technical staff reports annual savings of 570,000 kWh and 230 tons of CO2.
Sodexo reports investment paybacks ranging from 5 months to 15 months.
Restaurant News, April 16, 2012: Sodexo North America – Food safety system that meets strict ISO standards. Sodexo is dedicated to ensuring safe, high quality products and services for all the people they serve. This onsite management firm achieved an industry milestone by obtaining ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System certification for its operations in the US and Canada. This ISO standard requires proof of an organization’s ability to plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food safety management system aimed at providing food that is safe for the consumer.
Our ‘Cube’ is marketed under the following names: E-Cube, Endocube and T-Cube. They are identical products, all with the same patent number, all certified by NSF, and manufactured in the same facility in Kent, England.