Panasonic Healthcare Corporation of North America has accepted the results of independent testing by a nationally recognized testing laboratory confirming the company's new VIP ECO -86°C upright ultra-low temperature freezer (MDF-DU702VH-PA) as the most energy efficient in the industry as of September 2017. Panasonic Healthcare's VIP ECO joins its product line, known worldwide for reliability and dependability for storage of high-value biologicals and life science materials.
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The VIP ECO freezer is designed to operate on an innovative variable differential cascade refrigeration system using natural refrigerants. The combination of variable speed compressors with Panasonic-invented inverter control maintains a balance between power consumption and temperature control to minimize energy use and to assist facility users in meeting environmental sustainability goals without compromising performance.
Important metrics reported by third-party testing agencies cite two key energy benchmarks attributed to VIP ECO performance in both steady state and daily (multiple door openings) energy consumption:
<li>7.30 kWh/day, Steady State Energy Consumption</li>
<li>7.87 kWh/day, Daily Energy Consumption</li>
Energy savings realized through the new platform are coupled with performance attributes that meet or exceed ENERGY STAR criteria for interior temperature uniformity, fast temperature recovery following door openings, and tolerance for high ambient environments. The VIP ECO freezer is ideal for immediate replacement of less-efficient freezers and for new laboratories. The interior volume of 25.7 cu.ft. (729 L) is sized to accommodate many existing inventory racks used in other freezers, permitting quick material transfer with zero downtime where replacement installations are selected.