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Emerson motors chosen for Thai retail distribution center

Emerson motors chosen for Thai retail distribution center

June 28, 2016 - Based in Bangkok and established in 1986, Sirayooth has evolved to become one of Thailand’s leading providers in the design and implementation of refrigeration systems for seafood, fruit, vegetable and poultry cold storage. Besides working in Thailand, Sirayooth also offers its in depth technical services and expertise in neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam and the Maldives.

This particular project centerd on a retail distribution center for Thailand’s largest retail company. The requirement here was for Sirayooth to design, fit and commission a series of ammonia based compressors, in order to keep contents within the facility at optimum temperature levels. Sirayooth utilizes ammonia as it’s both very efficient and friendly to the environment.

In refrigeration applications, trouble free operation is a key requirement. If any system components used are of poor quality this would jeopardise the performance of the refrigeration system and ultimately risk products inside the facility being spoilt. This potential cost to the retailer has to be mitigated for, as system failure could potentially cost them a great deal in terms of spoilt produce, stock replacement and lost sales. With this in mind Sirayooth looked to limit risk by selecting motors for their compressor systems from a manufacturer who has a reputation for quality and reliability.

Sirayooth has a long-standing relationship with the local Emerson Industrial Automation representative. After a period of technical consultation Emerson’s know-how in refrigeration applications proved invaluable, particularly when it came to the final motor selection based on the key specification point of reliability.

It was decided that a number of Leroy-Somer IMfinity 2 motors in the power range of 9 to 250kW were the ideal fit. Leroy-Somer, based in France and part of the Emerson group, has for the best part of a century been supplying motor solutions for a wide range of applications. The industrial refrigeration market is a particular area of expertise.

Featuring an advanced mechanical and electrical design (magnetic core optimisation) IMfinity has been designed to deliver extreme reliability in all installed applications. Representing a truly global motor solution IMfininity is able to operate with all the major worldwide voltages and frequencies covering at least 80% of power supplies.

Another key factor in this particular application was the rapid supply of motors for the build, utilising Emerson’s Express Availability service. Indeed the whole project including the delivery of motors from Leroy-Somer’s European facility, through installation/commissioning to full operation took just four months.

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