Refrigeration
glossary

 

Model Names

Preparation or prep cabinets:  chiller cabinets designed for food preparation. These cabinets have a ducted well in the top rear of the flat benchtop that pans of prepared ingredients sit in. An air curtain blows air over the pans to ensure even temperatures and that food safety standards can be met.

Lowline chiller cabinets: low lying cabinets designed to hold hot cooking equipment on the top.

Pizza cabinets: chiller cabinets designed for food preparation. These cabinets have a ducted well in an angled raised section at the top rear of their benchtop that pans of prepared ingredients sit in. They also have a flat work area at the top front of the cabinet. An air curtain blows air over the pans to ensure even temperatures and that food safety standards can be met.

Under counter cabinets: cabinets designed to fit under counters or benchtops.

Backbar cabinets: Chiller cabinets designed for bottle storage behind and/or under bars.

Top mounted cabinets: the refrigeration unit is mounted at the top of the cabinet.

Bottom mounted cabinets: the refrigeration unit is mounted at the bottom of the cabinet.

 

Option Definitions

Integral: a cabinet with a self-contained refrigeration system.

Remote: a cabinet with a separately located refrigeration condensing unit that is not supplied by SKOPE.

Benchtop fascia height: the height of the front of the benchtop. This height is sometimes different to the overall height added to a cabinet by the benchtop.

Benchtop height: the height of the benchtop that is added to a cabinet.

S/S: Stainless Steel.

Solid door: a metal, foam filled solid door that cannot be seen through.

Sign replacement panel: a flat metal panel to replace a light sign on top of some vertical cabinets.

Treated coil: a protective coating on the coil to prevent corrosion, which is caused by uncovered foods, especially fish, eggs, mayonnaise and dressings.

Tropical specification: the cabinet is designed to operate in very high humidity (up to 85% relative humidity).

Gastronorm 1/1 trays: Gastronorm standard sized catering trays 530mm long x 325mm wide.

Gastronorm 2/1 trays: Gastronorm standard sized catering trays 650mm long x 530mm wide.

 

Glass Terminology

Insulating glass: this is double glazing. Two or more panes of glass are joined with a sealed air gap between them.

Heated safety glass: glass which has an electrically heated film attached to remove condensation in the harshest environments.

Argon gas: a colourless and odourless gas used to fill the airspace between panes of insulating glass. The addition of argon gas increases the thermal performance of a window by minimising heat transfer.

Low/e: stands for "low emissivity". Low/e glass is safety glass coated with a clear metal oxide film to reduce heat transfer.

Double low/e glass: two panes of glass coated with a clear metal oxide film to reduce heat transfer.

 

Glass Option Definitions

Safety glass: standard glass used on SKOPE chillers. Air filled, double-glazed toughened safety glass.

Low/e: one pane of safety glass and one pane of low/e glass. Low/e provides more insulation than standard safety glass.

Double low/e argon: two panes of low/e glass, argon gas filled. Double low/e argon glass provides more insulation than low/e glass.

Double glazed heated safety glass: two layers of safety glass with a heated film used on chiller cabinets.

Triple glazed heated safety glass: three layers of safety glass with a heated film used on freezer cabinets.

 

Temperature Definitions

Product operating temperature: the temperature of the product stored within the cabinet.

Operating ambient temperature: the maximum temperature of the environment that the cabinet can operate in and maintain the product temperature.

Relative Humidity or RH: is the ratio of the amount of water vapour in the air at a specific temperature to the maximum amount of water that the air could hold at that temperature, expressed as a percentage.