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ACE Refrigeration wins refurb contract

ACE Refrigeration has won a major contract to refurbish and upgrade the main kitchen and banqueting facility of a hotel in Edinburgh.

The company will provide the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa with two freezer rooms, a number of chilled preparation areas including the specialist banquet production area, one blast freezer and nine walk-in chill rooms, working in conjunction with Humble Arnold Catering Consultants and Scobie McIntosh kitchen designers.

It’s claimed the application of the RACE Energy Saving System allows the effective energy management of the entire system, and also helps to increase the control and reporting capabilities for the end user in an easy to use way – giving chefs increased control.

Shane McKenzie, sales director of ACE Refrigeration, said: “The 25 year old equipment was running on the soon to be obsolete R22 gas and we knew the entire Hotel was going to be refurbished in a couple of years.”

”As we had worked with Sheraton on its service and maintenance contract, we proposed a staged replacement using compressor packs to more efficiently run the existing chill and freezer rooms until such times as the full refurbishment took place. 

“The new low and high temperature compressor packs were installed in 2010 and had been running the old rooms however, they have since been relocated and linked up to the new evaporators in the upgraded facility.”

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