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Keeping cakes cool

07 September 2020

With over 50 refrigeration assets – including chillers, freezers, in-line production cooling, heat pumps and air conditioning units – ensuring the smooth running of these is critical to production at Lightbody Celebration Cakes.

This is the responsibility of Derek Shirley, engineering maintenance manager at Lightbody Celebration Cakes. Shirley is also responsible for ensuring that all assets comply with the legal requirements for F-Gas leak checking, and that the refrigeration on-site is audit ready.

Biannual leak tests, combined with a correctly planned maintenance programme is essential to ensure the smooth running of the equipment and this task has been entrusted to JD Cooling Group’s Scotland division. The company has been given the refrigeration service and maintenance contract. In addition to supporting service call outs, JD Cooling undertakes regular maintenance on the refrigeration equipment to ensure it is running optimally and to pre-empt potential issues. Well maintained equipment operates far more efficiently and lasts far longer than non-maintained equipment. Helping to reduce running costs in the long-run and extend the life of equipment as much as possible.

All JD Cooling engineers carry tablets and/or mobile phones so all information regarding parts, and the status of jobs can be immediately transmitted back to the office, creating a clear trail of work history for assets, raising immediate request for parts and quotes.

Commenting on the service offered by JD Cooling,  Shirley said: “I have been impressed with the quality of the work undertaken, the clear communication and dedication shown by The JD Cooling engineers."

Going forward JD Cooling will also be offering advice on changes to refrigerant gas legislation that could affect them and help the company come up with plans to accommodate any such changes. 


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