Evaluation of Various Cooling Conditions of Vertical Commercial Refrigerator Using Mathematical Modeling

  • 1 Öztiryakiler Madeni Eşya San. ve Tic. A.Ş, R&D Technology Center, 34500 Büyükçekmece, İstanbul, Türkiye
  • 2 Sakarya University, Mechanical Engineering Department, Esentepe Campus, Sakarya, Türkiye; Team San Ltd. Sti, Esentepe Campus, Sakarya, Türkiye


Commercial kitchen products have a larger capacity than household products and are required to withstand harsh conditions because they are used more intensively. In addition, commercial refrigerators, among these products, are critical for the long-term preservation of food and beverages for many commercial businesses. Commercial refrigerators are generally expected to provide operating conditions between -2ºC and +8ºC. Variations in cooling conditions are observed due to the intensive use of commercial refrigerators in businesses (refrigerator doors being opened too much, irregular placement of different food products, etc.). Therefore, this situation does not allow the commercial refrigerator to be used efficiently. It can also cause food waste. It was first evaluated on a vertical commercial refrigerator using mathematical modeling to eliminate these drawbacks. This study aimed to obtain data to provide the most suitable cooling conditions by evaluating the temperature and air circulation at different points of the vertical commercial refrigerator through simulation studies.



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