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CASE STUDY: Energy-saving bar glasswasher aids Radisson Blu sustainable policy

Radisson Blu, Edinburgh

The Radisson Blu Hotel, situated on The Royal Mile, Edinburgh has installed the latest energy-saving technology from dishwashing specialist Meiko.

M-iClean undercounter glasswashers are noted for their build quality and excellent washing results, but these machines can now also have the option of a remarkable innovation, built-in heat recovery.

Meiko was the first to introduce heat recovery on small glasswashers. The Radisson Blu’s M-iClean model US also features among the lowest consumers of water, energy and chemicals thanks to a small wash tank @ 7.5L and 1.9L freshwater rinse.

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“Radisson Blu hotels around the world are adopting more and more best practices to protect the environment,” says Alan Machnik, cluster chief engineer at Radisson Hotel Group. “We are committed to finding energy-saving solutions while continuing to satisfy our guests 100%.

“The glasswasher is quoted to achieve 15% energy savings by capturing the heat from the steam in the wash chamber. This also speeds up the handling process by approximately 30 seconds per cycle and means there is less steam being released into the bar area. It is a sustainable win for the hotel and an improvement in guest service.”

The M-iClean was proposed to Radisson by the team at Prois, the design and equipment division of the Instock Group in Livingston.

“This has to be the way to go to achieve a more sustainable future,” adds Mick Selby, Prois design and equipment division sales manager.

“Radisson have worked hard at reducing their environmental footprint and we have introduced new energy-saving equipment into their kitchens such as induction prime cooking and a new extraction system incorporating the latest technology to match this more sustainable vision.

“Moving onto introduce what is the most sustainable warewashing equipment currently on the market is a natural progression to achieve a greener future.”

Edinburgh enjoys soft water, so there was no need for the reverse osmosis water treatment system usually employed with M-iClean machines.

Installation of the glasswasher was carried out by Shelby Engineering’s Colin Smith, whose company has been installing and servicing dish and glasswashers in the Scottish region for decades.

A specialist in Meiko equipment, Mr Smith commented: “Instock Group actively pursue the most sustainable solutions. Heat recovery is a new innovation for small glasswashers and even though the machine features the ‘new heat recovery technology’ there were no added complications to the installation or to the ongoing maintenance.

“It is like a breath of fresh air to work with Meiko. Their build quality and attention to detail make it easy and comfortable to work on their machines. For example, when you open the door to the dishwasher, the light from the control panel lights up the interior of the cabinet, rather than just the floor in front. Simple things like that means I look forward to working on Meiko machines.”

Meiko is the Platinum Partner sponsor of the Warewashing category of FEJ Kitchen Excellence Week. For information about Meiko and its range of products, call 01753 215120 or visit www.meiko-uk.co.uk

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