It pays to calculate your life cycle costs

Summary

States that higher energy costs are making users consider how much their refrigeration equipment costs over its lifetime. Notes that a prudent business decision to select the lowest purchase price for a new installation may represent an expensive mistake when energy and maintenance costs are taken into account over the period of its life. Discusses what factors are included in life cycle costing. Presents at example of TEWI (Total Environmental Warming Impact) calculation of energy costs over the lifetime of a cold store and discusses what is included in the procedure. Discusses appropriate maintenance approaches. Provides contact details for free information.

Primary Author(s): Pride T

Source: Refrig. Air Condit., March 2002, vol.104, no.1248, 32,34, 1 tab.

             BSRIA Abstract Doc 000103327 Abs 20020431

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