A new report on the reliability of modern refrigeration systems is warning of a looming danger to a vital industry.
In a wide-ranging analysis of nearly 1,000 refrigeration appliances from around the world, the company Tyler Energy said it was experiencing a surge in power outages and equipment faults that are impacting the safety of millions of people worldwide.
In some cases, the equipment can’t be fixed.
The report was commissioned by the British company, which sells refrigeration services across the globe.
Tyler is now trying to get its operations back on track and is seeking to get the report published in the next few weeks.
The company says the issue has been a longstanding problem in the industry.
Tyrell has long-term contracts with some of the world’s largest companies to supply refrigeration units.
But when the contracts ended, the companies decided to shut down all but a handful of factories and turn to private-sector suppliers for parts and replacement parts.
That meant that only a handful, including Tyrell, were able to keep up with demand and get the products on-line in time for Christmas.
“If they’re out of stock and they’re going to close down, they’re not going to make the same amount of refrigeration, which means that people are going to be out of work and their customers are going get more food,” said Dr John Stadler, a refrigeration expert at the University of Queensland.
Tyrels new report, “The Price of Trust: The Price of Replacing a Frozen Beverage Machine”, warns of a worrying trend.
“Tyrell’s research indicates that about two-thirds of the refrigeration manufacturing industry in the world is experiencing a power outage every week,” the company said in a statement.
“This can be caused by the cold-weather season, power outage, or an unexpected incident.”
The company also said that some of its facilities were also affected by power outfalls.
In the case of a power outfall, Tyrell says that its equipment can only be repaired by installing new equipment or replacing equipment.
But Dr Stadling said this is an entirely wrong approach to the problem.
“We need to look at the problem from the point of view of the people who are affected,” he said.
“That means they are exposed to more than just their own appliances. “
“What we need is a way to get them back on line and back in business. “
“The most important thing is that they can be fixed, because otherwise we can’t guarantee they will get back into operation.” “
The report also found that in some cases new equipment could be used to repair equipment that has been in service for many years. “
The most important thing is that they can be fixed, because otherwise we can’t guarantee they will get back into operation.”
The report also found that in some cases new equipment could be used to repair equipment that has been in service for many years.
“In the majority of cases, we found that the equipment had been used in the past, had been in operation for a number of years, and that the repair would be easy,” the Tyrell report said.
Dr Stadely said the company was now trying its best to get all its refrigeration factories back online.
“There is a lot of good news, and we are hopeful that all our factories will be back up and running in time to Christmas,” he added.
The Tyrell Energy report also raises concerns about the safety and reliability of new refrigeration products in the global supply chain. “
So we will need to continue to improve our equipment and our supply chain to get it back into production.”
The Tyrell Energy report also raises concerns about the safety and reliability of new refrigeration products in the global supply chain.
It found that many of the major companies had switched from traditional high-efficiency, low-heat technology to “newer, more energy efficient technology”, including some of Europe’s biggest brands, such as French supermarket chain Alstom.
“As a result, the safety record of these products has deteriorated,” the report said, noting that one of the main causes of problems with refrigeration is “lack of maintenance”.
The report found that most refrigeration components and parts in use today are designed for a much shorter lifespan than the original manufacturer had intended.
That means that the old parts are vulnerable to corrosion, which could cause them to fail over time, or to damage to the equipment.
The Tyler report says the failure rate of these older refrigeration parts has been rising.
“A large majority of the products we examined are of this type, and in some instances we have found that there is no longer enough life left in them to make them safe to use,” the study said.
It added that “the ageing of these items is expected to continue until 2020, so the manufacturers need to act now to prevent the failure of these important parts from occurring”.
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