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Smartcool drives energy savings for UK car manufacturer

Project is part of the Birmingham, UK manufacturer's efforts to reduce carbon emissions by 335 tons annually.

June 17, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

VANCOUVER — Smartcool Systems Inc. says it has installed its energy efficiency products across one of the largest car manufacturing campuses in the UK, a move that will save the company up to 525,000 kWh per year.

The unnamed car manufacturer says the Smartcool project is part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions, with a goal to cut 335 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

Work began in 2013 when Smartcool ran a pilot project in one of the manufacturer’s testing facilities. The pilot project showed a 21% reduction in the energy consumption of two chillers over a four-week test period.

Smartcool, a Vancouver-based developer of energy efficient retrofit technologies, has installed its ECO3 and ESM on the air conditioning units in ten different facilities near Birmingham, UK. The EC03 acts as a link between the compressor and the controller or thermostat.

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The company says both products will optimize compressor operation in a range of air conditioning systems including large screw chillers to small inverter-driven split systems.


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