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The role of maintenance in energy saving in commercial refrigeration

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Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to investigate the link between maintenance and energy saving in a commercial refrigeration setting. Design/methodology/approach ‐ Since there is little data available from within the industrial sector, the authors have surveyed the literature for evidence of a link. Findings ‐ Maintenance procedures play a major role in ensuring refrigeration equipment operates at maximum efficiency. Research limitations/implications ‐ Little real world data is available and this is a major problem at present. Improved maintenance policies can only be developed. Practical implications ‐ Substantial energy savings can be achieved if maintenance procedures are improved based on detailed measurement of energy usage. Monitoring the condition and performance of individual parts of a system are found to be crucial aspects in obtaining optimal performance. Originality/value ‐ This paper highlights a neglected area in both energy saving and in maintenance planning.

Keywords: Energy conservation; Energy efficiency; Energy management; Maintenance; Refrigeration

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13552511211265848

Publication date: August 10, 2012

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