Distribution & Retail

Distribution & Retail

Hydratech has established a close working relationship with the businesses that run the temperature-controlled supply chain across the UK. From raw materials, through manufacturing, storage, distribution and retail, the UK’s leading formulator of hybrid glycols and secondary refrigerants has helped the likes of Waitrose and Sainsbury’s improve the performance, efficiency and energy consumption of their refrigeration systems.

Customers such as Lidl and Ocado have designed their refrigeration systems with Hydratech’s Coolflow DTX in mind, allowing them make savings in hardware and capital expenditure.

Working with industry leaders

A key objective since Hydratech's formation in 1998, has been the establishment of technical partnerships with industry leading distribution and retail operations across the UK.

Working with those responsible for cooling system design, installation and operation, Hydratech's engineers, chemists and analysts implement a fully integrated approach to chiller fluid selection and management - which in turn, maximises performance, reduces operational costs and delivers significant return on investment.

Hydratech's holistic approach to cooling system optimisation encompasses:

Fluid Selection

Chiller fluid characteristics have a direct and long-lasting impact on system performance, production output, energy consumption and operational lifespan. Fluid thermodynamics, toxicity, corrosion chemistry and aerobic bacteria, are all key considerations when selecting an appropriate formulation, mixing ratio and compatible inhibitor package.

For nearly 25 years, Hydratech have been assisting the temperature-controlled logistics industry with fluid selection - utilising over 100 years combined experience in all aspects of cooling applications. Whether your priority is cost, thermal efficiency, environmental impact, toxicity, corrosion resistance or a combination of all these, Hydratech has a fluid to suit. Contact our fluid experts here.

Fluid Monitoring

Based on many years of experience, it is not uncommon for the maintenance of chilled water systems to be overlooked. Under such circumstances various issues can develop, including advanced corrosion, biological fouling and sediment formation. All of which will have a direct and negative impact on heat transfer efficiency, pumping performance and energy consumption.

Hydratech’s in-house laboratory carries out analytical fluid testing of working fluids, primarily microbiological and chemistry testing - to identify water contaminates, bacterial presence, water treatment levels or the make-up of elements. More on fluid monitoring here.

Fluid Management

Correct maintenance of chiller systems is of vital importance, if thermal efficiency is to be optimised and operating costs are minimised. Hydratech Fluid Management Services (FMS) provide specialist engineering and maintenance services to customers installing, commissioning, operating, or optimising large refrigeration systems.

By combining expertise in water-treatment chemistry, fluid-thermodynamics and mechanical engineering, Hydratech FMS division provide a comprehensive range of services to maximise system efficiency, minimise downtime and reduce risk. More on Hydratech Services here.

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Customer first

Great emphasis is placed on 24-7 technical support – before, during and after the sales process – complimented by an ‘always in time’ approach to stock-holding and logistics. Talk direct, buy direct.

Call today on 01792 586800

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Checked your fluid condition?

Regular analysis can extend the life of both fluid and system. Hydratech’s Fluid Monitoring Program (FMP) is a very straight forward, effective way to proactively monitor closed-loop system condition.