Display refrigeration refers to the use of refrigeration equipment to keep food and other perishable items at a consistent, cool temperature in order to preserve their freshness and prolong their shelf life. Display refrigeration units are commonly used in supermarkets, convenience stores, and other retail establishments to showcase and store a variety of perishable goods such as dairy products, meats, and produce. They are also used in restaurants, cafes, and other food service establishments to store and display cold items like drinks, sandwiches, and desserts.
There are several types of display refrigeration units, including open-air coolers, glass door fridges, and walk-in coolers. Open-air coolers are designed to keep items at a consistent temperature while they are on display, while glass door merchandisers have doors that can be opened and closed to help keep the interior temperature consistent. Walk-in coolers are larger, self-contained units that are used to store and display large quantities of perishable items.
Display refrigeration units are typically powered by electricity, and use refrigerants and other cooling agents to maintain a consistent temperature. They may also have features like adjustable shelving, lighting, and temperature controls to help optimize the display and storage of perishable items.