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Refrigeration Developments and Testing Ltd.

RD&T offers a unique service that transfers research knowledge into industrial projects. RD&T carries out innovative work on food refrigeration, refrigeration development, cabinet and appliance testing, and heat and mass transfer.  The company involves Judith Evans, Tim Brown and Alan Foster.

Services include design and testing of domestic, commercial and retail refrigeration systems. We can help at all stages from initial concept to development of prototypes to final optimisation and testing. RD&T combines the use of advanced mathematical modelling tools with practical design knowledge and skills to provide expert applied solutions.

RD&T offer a comprehensive package of services that cover design to testing:

  1. Design from concept or idea
  2. Development of a prototype or demonstrator
  3. Testing and final confirmation of performance

    Latest News & Updates

    New regulations affecting professional cabinet manufacturers

    19th Jul 2016
    A number of new regulations are now in force that affects manufactures of professional refrigerated cabinets. It is now a legal requirement to label all professional refrigerated cabinets sold in EU member states. Also regulations affecting refrigerants will restrict the use of HFC refrigerants that you can use. We have created 2 information leaflets for professional cabinet manufacturers that explain the rules surrounding energy labelling and the use of F-gas refrigerants.

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    Whale tales

    23rd Mar 2016
    What feeds on a whale carcass? Over the past 2 years RD&T have been involved in a project with TV company BigWave to find the answer to this question. The culmination of this is 2 TV programmes that are due to be aired on 25th March. ‘Britain’s Whales’ is at 20:00 and ‘Britain’s Sharks’ is at 21:00, both on ITV. The shows features a dead humpback whale that was washed up on a Scottish beach and needed to be preserved for filming at a future date.

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    The Big Freeze

    9th Sep 2015
    At RD&T we are often involved in freezing projects but we have never been asked to freeze anything as large as a whale! This was the challenge that we were asked to take on several months ago in a top secret TV project to preserve a whale that had been washed up on the north coast of Scotland. The carcass needed to be frozen to preserve it for the filming that was carried out at the end of August. The aim of the TV programme, featuring Ben Fogle, was to determine what would feed on the whale carcass at sea. What feeds on whale carcasses is not very well documented and so the TV crew were hoping to find whether sharks or other animals were the major predators.

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    Our Services Logo
    • Commercial and professional cabinet/appliance testing
    • Refrigeration system development
    • Test packages
    • Mathematical modelling
    • Design and optimisation
    • Energy reduction
    A design service to identify the key issues surrounding a new design, find the best options and incorporate them into a design package.

    Develop the design into something tangible, build a prototype and optimise performance.

    Testing (retail/commercial/ECA)
    Test to prove performance of equipment to an BS/EN/ISO standard and obtain accreditation.