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 …
We live in a world of immediate answers, Google, Wikipedia, which leads us naturally to an understanding of instant solutions. We want answers quick! and results quick! That’s just how things are these days, and that’s fine, but in dealing with some problems we need a more measured approach, a more systematic approach with a broad view. Leaking supermarket display chillers is one of these problems.
Biofilm jelly in retail refrigeration is one problem, but the correct diagnostic, and cost impact …
Biofilm is the enemy of display cases and what Gel-clear is dedicatedto eradicating
Our judges liked the Gel-clear approach and they were particularly impressed that a small business – and one operating in a niche area – was striving to ‘do the right thing’ in the cooling industry. The company based in Darwen, Lancashire, has just four full-time staff and is owned solely by Paurick Gaughan….
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.
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Innovative AC market product Air-clear has been launched by award winning company Gel-clear Ltd
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 …
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.
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 …
RAC Cooling Awards 2016 – award ceremony
Op 28 september 2016 werden in het prestigieuze Hilton Park Lane in Londen de RAC Cooling Industry Awards uitgereikt. Dit is de belangrijkste en meest gerespecteerde prijs in de sector. Het is een van de belangrijkste evenementen op de activiteitenkalender van onze bedrijfstak en vormt een uitstekende gelegenheid in contact te komen met de meest relevante bedrijven en personen in de industrie.
Dit is al het twaalfde jaar dat de RAC Cooling Industry Awards worden uitgereikt aan …
Looking at the condensate drain treatments on the market, a quick comparison reveals Gel-clear to be the most economical drain treatment in the UK.
Our trial data in published case studies show an average of a 91.3% reduction in call-outs to cases treated with Gel-Clear tablets.
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The latest trial data from a customer free trial were received last month.
On analysis of the clients’ FM log data, an 87% reduction in call-outs for water leaks to the treated cases was recorded. The trial carried out for Integral UK has been hailed a success. The trial was carried out on two complete aisles of HT cases, Dairy and ready meals, and also an island fixture stocking meats that were draining into a condensate pump tray. The units were identified for trial by the client as persistently problematic …
In this video you will see a manhole chamber and drains, the store is continually suffering from blockages and case leaks. Despite using a strip in the pan coupled with a coil disinfectant and drain unblocker. These are the very issues our product tackles, perhaps it’s time to start using Gel-clear.