Friday, July 13, 2012

Temperature control for wine shipping containers

A few wine lovers discussed a serious wine shipping issue in the Wine Cellar Insider forum. One talked about his countless instances when he received wines either cooked in the summer time or frozen in the winter time, even with overnight shipping option. Another agreed that this is a serious concern and because of this the actual taste of wine could be lost.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Unique PCM based technology to enhance efficiency of beverage coolers

A consortium named iCool has been organized in European Union to develop a unique technology that makes effective use of phase changes materials (PCM) within beverage coolers. The aim of this technology is to downsize the cooler's cooling system thereby significantly increasing it's energy efficiency.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Energy Storage in Commercial Buildings

Commercial Buildings represent a large portion of total energy consumption. Property managers are actively seeking ways of better managing their energy costs through efficiency measures as well as innovative means of optimizing their expenditures under time of use (TOU) electricity rates and other variable pricing structures offered by utility companies.