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Hillphoenix Announces New AdaptaPak Design for Small Format Retail

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Hillphoenix announces its second generation AdaptaPak outdoor refrigeration system solution for convenience stores, small format stores and supermarkets. AdaptaPak offers improved energy efficiency, reduced cost of installation, ease of maintenance and smaller footprint — all in a new, more compact and aesthetically pleasing design.

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Small format and convenience stores are quickly evolving to provide a greater variety of fresh and refrigerated food options to consumers. Hillphoenix supports those retailers by providing energy efficient, flexible systems and merchandising solutions that meet their unique needs.

AdaptaPak was designed specifically to improve the performance of refrigeration systems in drug stores, convenience stores and other smaller footprint retail applications. Before AdaptaPak, multiple outdoor single condensing unit installations met refrigeration needs by cycling on and off wasting energy and reducing component life. The AdaptaPak system uses multiple-staged compressors (typically including a digital scroll) to respond more efficiently to a store's refrigeration demands. As a result, compressor capacities can be varied to better match required loads and reduce compressor cycling.

"It was important that we optimize the product to provide a total-store that could further reduce total cost of ownership by aggressively addressing energy, installation and service costs," states <span class="xn-person">Dustan Atkinson</span>, director of business intelligence and systems product management. "The second generation of AdaptaPak accomplishes that in a much more compact, aesthetically pleasing design."

Designed for smarter energy consumption, AdaptaPak's high coil surface area and compressor staging is more efficient than single condensing units. This arrangement provides up to 20% energy savings. Customers can further boost efficiency with optional energy-saving variable speed EC motors. Optional heat reclaim valves allow AdaptaPak to become a valuable component of a heat reclaim system, allowing waste heat from the condenser to be used for hot water or sales floor heating.

AdaptaPak's complete "high side" package design translates to ease of maintenance and easier, low-cost installation. Other user-friendly features include an isolated compressor section that can be easily accessed while the unit is operational (without interrupting airflow) and convenient hinged doors on compressor and electrical sections.