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Starcare delivers £50K annual energy saving

Yearsley Group, the UK’s largest cold storage and distribution company has cut over £50K from its annual energy bill at one depot by investing in Starcare.

Starcare is Star Refrigeration’s planned, preventative maintenance (PPM) programme for refrigeration plant operators.  This pro-active PPM programme for cooling equipment ensures optimum long-term performance and reliability.  Starcare is proven to increase energy efficiency and significantly reduce lifecycle costs. 

Yearsley Group recently invested in Starcare across nine of its UK cold storage and distribution centres. Yearsley Group consolidated its maintenance programme from a number of external contractors and chose Star to provide a nationwide service.

Star undertook a general plant audit at Yearsley Group’s Coleshill distribution centre, near Birmingham.  Two refrigeration plants, including a bespoke Star LPR system, provide cooling to cold store chambers and a blast freezer at the facility.

Following this review a specific maintenance plan was designed for Coleshill, with Yearsley Group’s site engineers completing non-critical maintenance and addressing H&S issues.  The Starcare team concentrated on reducing power consumption and improving plant reliability.

Star has made significant improvements to refrigeration plant reliability at the Coleshill distribution centre.  According to current data, an annual energy saving of over £50K has been achieved by adjusting plant operation to reduce power consumption.  Yearsley Group has now instructed Star to undertake further plant audits at other UK sites.

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