Both internationally and domestically, cooling is now widely acknowledged as a social necessity and a top development goal. India now has one of the lowest levels of cooling access worldwide, and the nation’s cooling demand is likely to increase quickly and significantly.
India’s cooling requirements are expanding exponentially due to its fast urbanization, increasing temperatures, and rising aspirations. A recent trend is an explosion of retail markets and the consequent growth of supermarkets in India. According to one projection, retail markets may grow from $ 883 billion in 2020 to $ 1.7 trillion by 2026.
Owners of supermarkets and facilities managers are becoming more and more concerned about energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness and maintaining optimum cooling at peak hours. Non-refrigerant-based cooling technologies like fans and air-coolers account for 40% of the current cooling energy usage across the entire industry. In the next decade, emerging low cooling technologies may replace regular cooling systems, particularly in particular climate types and uses. In this context, evaporative coolers are becoming a preferred solution for complex business scenarios like Supermarkets.
One of the business goals of a supermarket store is to display a maximum number of products in an appealing and easy-to-browse manner. These spaces are frequently congested, with plenty of people moving around, and the heavy refrigeration systems place a high energy demand on the building.
Due to the precise humidity control needed for products like fresh produce and other diverse food items to minimize moisture loss, supermarkets must maintain consistent air and humidity regulation. In contrast, warmer air absorbs moisture from any surface, including those that are stored frozen or chilled. As a result, some products may lose up to 20% of their weight, which can impact the products’ look, quality, and shelf life.
To maximize consumer happiness, supermarkets must have comfortable space distribution supplemented with adequate cooling and good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) levels. While accommodating various needs from various departments, supermarkets must deal with several peculiar and varied circumstances. These factors include humidity, temperature regulation, crowding, and clean air.
A significant quantity of heat is transported from the air to the water during the evaporative cooling process. The evaporative cooler‘s constant airflow removes dust, smoke, odor, and other forms of air pollution. This process aids in pushing hot stale air out and replacing it with cool fresh air.
Evaporative cooling takes advantage of the fact that water naturally tends to absorb much heat to evaporate. The transformation of liquid water into water vapor can considerably lower the temperature of dry air. By simply sucking in hot, dry air that is filtered and cooled through the water-saturated cooling pads, evaporative coolers efficiently lower the temperature by 10–12 °C. As a result, water vaporizes, facilitating the distribution of cooled air throughout any space. This process uses ambient air that is 100 percent natural and fresh, resulting in a continuous supply of oxygen.
The evaporative coolers not only cool down a large area but also aid in removing the stagnant air that prevents the growth of bacteria and viruses owing to positive pressure. As a result, in addition to lowering the temperature inside the supermarket, it also plays a crucial role in enhancing indoor air quality by clearing the area of dust, odors, carbon dioxide, and other airborne contaminants.
ARCTIC coolers use cutting-edge technology to create a balanced ventilation system, unlike air conditioning, which relies on re-circulated air to function. Our Direct evaporative coolers achieve effective cooling and desirable humidification levels using a powerful centrifugal fan to propel air through a permeable, wet pad. These coolers, having a sturdy rustproof metal body with heavy-duty pre-coated GSS, are ideal for centralized cooling using ducts across large spaces.
Our single-stage indirect evaporative coolers take advantage of the benefits of cooling through water evaporation without raising the supply air’s relative humidity. As per specific needs, an advanced two-stage evaporative cooling system can be deployed that uses indirect evaporative cooling modules first, then a direct cooling portion. In contrast to the overall outcome of direct- only evaporative coolers, the dry bulb temperature is lower in a two-stage system.
Supermarkets can use ARCTIC’s Free Flow (Spot) Evaporative Coolers for specific areas needing extra cooling. Our cooling experts can help design a comprehensive solution for any complex layout with additional portable Free Flow variations like “Side Discharge” and “Top Discharge” versions. Our spot coolers feature metal bodies and are made for low RPM to ensure quiet operation and minimal noise levels.
The design and installation of ARCTIC evaporative coolers need minimal outlays of time, effort and money. ARCTIC cooling experts have the advantage of decades of experience and understanding in duct designing, cooling pads and exhaust systems across various industries. The ARCTIC team of engineers is skilled at studying complex layouts of Supermarkets and creating customized solutions to ensure a comfortable and long-lasting cooling solution. Our evaporative cooling installations in supermarkets achieve considerable energy savings with maximum customer comfort and safety thanks to our innovative technologies
DRI specializes in offering state-of-the-art air solutions for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. The “Green” products from DRI aid in the energy efficiency optimization of air-cooling systems deployed in all types of commercial structures. DRI’s products improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), lower health hazards, and significantly lower utility costs throughout the site-installation life cycle. For our products to be innovative, economical, and sustainable, DRI has continually performed cutting-edge research and development efforts for several decades.
ARCTIC Coolers from DRI provide a completely natural approach to creating a safe and comfortable environment. The Eco Cool Evaporative Cooling Pads, used by DRI Arctic Coolers, are highly absorbent, consistently work well over a long lifespan, and are simple to maintain. The DRI set of technologies and solutions ensure maximum Return on Investment (ROI) across large spaces by efficiently increasing circulation and providing adequate air cooling during peak supermarket hours. Contact us right away to become a part of the energy efficiency revolution and turn your supermarket into a successful and thriving commercial space.
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