Who Uses Refrigeration?

Fridges and Freezers
Fridges and Freezers
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Fridges and Freezers
Fridges and Freezers
YES
Fridges and freezers are some of the biggest users of refrigeration - there are an estimated 1.5-1.8 billion domestic refrigerators and freezers in operation worldwide.
Lorries and Trucks
Lorries and Trucks
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Lorries and Trucks
Lorries and Trucks
YES
Many trucks, lorries and containers are refrigerated in order to keep produce at the right temperature during transport. There are an estimated 60,000 refrigerated lorries in the UK
Factories
Factories
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Factories
Factories
YES
Most manufacturing processes use refrigeration to cool down produce quickly – not just food. And many buildings have to have refrigerated air conditioning to make sure they are comfortable for people to work in.
Supermarkets
Supermarkets
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Supermarkets
Supermarkets
YES
About 80% of a supermarket's energy bill is spent on refrigeration and about 50% of its produce is refrigerated – this includes store rooms behind the scenes and distribution centres.
Trains
Trains
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Trains
Trains
YES
Most modern trains now have refrigerated air conditioning to keep the environment pleasant and fresh inside.
Offices
Offices
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Offices
Offices
YES
Lots of offices in cities don't have windows that open because it's too noisy or polluted outside. They use instead mechanically ventilated air cooled by refrigeration systems.
Heaters
Heaters
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Heaters
Heaters
YES
Some of the most efficient modern heating systems now use something called a heat exchanger or heat pump which makes them more efficient. This is a refrigeration technology used for heating instead of cooling.
Cars
Cars
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Cars
Cars
YES
Most modern cars now come with air conditioning which is a small refrigeration system with a fan to keep you comfortable.
Computer Server Centres
Computer Server Centres
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Computer Server Centres
Computer Server Centres
YES
Computers would heat up and stop working if they weren't refrigerated.
Satellites
Satellites
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Satellites
Satellites
YES
Even though it is very cold in space, satellite components need to use refrigeration so that they don’t overheat during use. They have to be very reliable and very light!
Telephone Exchanges
Telephone Exchanges
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Telephone Exchanges
Telephone Exchanges
YES
Telephone exchanges would heat up and stop working if they weren't refrigerated.
Hospitals
Hospitals
Does it use refrigeration?
YES NO
Hospitals
Hospitals
YES
Hospitals use a lot of refrigeration in areas such as operating theatres, storage of tissue aand blood, keeping medicines safe and even sometimes making patients more comfortable during treatment or freezing tumours.