Expensive problem: Why blocked drains are rocking the industry

Expensive problem: Why blocked drains are rocking the industry

A huge fine levied against Tesco is set to have major repercussions for retailers and their contractors, as it puts refrigeration management and the relative responsibilities of managing leakages from display cases into the spotlight.

Luton Magistrates fined Tesco almost three quarters of a million pounds for failing to manage the consequences of display case leakages. The £733,333 fine and prosecution for health and safety breaches brought by environmental health officers for local authority Dacorum Borough Council followed an elderly customer slipping and breaking their hip in the Hemel Hempstead Tesco Extra.

The magistrate highlighted a failure to manage a systematic problem with …

The Real Cost of Blocked Condensate Drains

Supermarket giant Tesco this week found out that blocked condensate drains have a very real cost, with an eye-watering fine of £733,333 – almost three-quarters of a million pounds – after a customer slipped and broke their hip in their Hemel Hempstead store.

Tesco received the fine, which is still set to rise further, when costs are added, at Luton Magistrates Court on 24th January for breaching The Health and Safety at Work Act by not ensuring customers and staff were protected from risk.

The fine relates to …

The Lancashire Business Improving HVACR Drainage to Fight the Climate Crisis.

Gel-clear™s innovative products reducing carbon emissions from the global HVACR industry, a big achievement for a small northern town business.

When Gel-clear founder and managing director Paurick Gaughan was invited to attend by the Carbon Trust at the Houses of Parliament, it marked a huge achievement for the small Lancashire company. The business briefing on the theme of ‘Net zero and the 1.5 degree challenge’ was hosted by Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.

Gel-clear has been investing in products to increase efficiency in HVACR drainage for almost a decade. Gel-clear tablets and ancillary drainage products …

Cooling Business of the Year: Runner-up – Gel-clear!

Gel-clear describes itself as providing ‘complete HVACR condensate management and our judges were so impressed at the sheer range of projects by the four-person company in the pursuit of this mission that they awarded it the Runner-up award for 2019.
Gel-clear is a good example of the breadth of the cooling industry – and indeed the variety in the Cooby awards – in that it is a small company dedicated to the niche area of condensate and preventing blockages. The company started out providing condensate removal tablets for display cases but has since expanded to include complete systems for …

Sauermann and Gel-clear Join Forces to Prevent Refrigeration Biofilm

Sauermann, a global leader in condensate removal pumps, and Gel-clear, a UK-based company that produces tablets that prevent the formation of refrigeration biofilm, are pleased to be partnering to offer a superior Si-93 pump solution.

Biofilm is a bacteria that often forms and is a well-known problem in supermarket refrigerated-display cabinets. It can cause costly leaking.

The combination of Sauermann`s Si-93 membrane pump and Gel-clear`s anti-biofilm tablet provides a winning solution for store owners and customers that can significantly reduce their leaking liabilities by nearly 100 percent.

The partnership between Sauermann and Gel-clear for this product was cemented during Chillventa in Germany.

¨Sauermann Group …

Gel-clear launch in Germany

Multi-award winning Gel-clear tablet prevents formation of biofilm in supermarket chillers and reduces condensate leakages and maintenance costs by 90-95% on average.

Gel-clear extend lifespan

Gel-clear announced the launch of their new extended life tablet as the 15/6/17. The change aims to bring consistency and simplicity for installers PPM operatives, and reactive maintenance engineers.

Managing director Paurick Gaughan said:
“Our one-year tablet has always achieved fantastic results, case studies have always proven a reduction in water leak call-outs between 90-100%. Our tablet is installed by a range of people from refrigeration engineers to case cleaning technicians, we appreciate case designs differ, operational use varies, we know placing the tablets as directed is not always possible, in light of this, we have increased the tablets lifespan by 40%. …

Gel-clear wins HIVE Innovation Award 2017

Gel-clear has won the HIVE Innovation Award 2017, for the Gel-clear condensate drain tablet. This is the second award for the product after winning Refrigeration Product of the year 2016.

Director Paurick Gaughan said:
‘It is a real honour to receive this recognition, we were up against some fantastic innovations that seemed to dwarf our tablet. The judges recognised our intensive work with our manufacturer in product development since 2009, and with our end user developing a simple product, a context specific solution to a common industry problem. Our proprietary formula is …

Latest trial reveals operational cost reduction of 88% in first 9 months

In our latest site trial, during the 9 months since installation we demonstrated an immediately quantifiable operational cost reduction of over 88%. This before we factor in the negative merchandising impact, slips trips, fabric damage, store staff time, etc. Contact us today to arrange your free trial.

View the “Trial data analysis Winterstoke Rd” file here.

Gel-clear Has Won An RAC Cooling Industry Award

RAC Cooling Awards 2016 – award ceremony

The industry’s largest and most respected awards event, the RAC Cooling Industry Awards took place on the 28th September 2016, at the prestigious London, Hilton, Park Lane. It is an established event in the industry calendar and an important opportunity to meet some of the most relevant companies and individuals.

Now in its twelfth year, the RAC Cooling Industry Awards champion the innovations and environmental successes in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry.

An event in which some …

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