VANCOUVER , Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC) is pleased to announce it has completed the assessment phase of the Company's proprietary Energy Savings Module(TM) with LSG Sky Chefs, the industry leading in-flight service provider based in Frankfurt, Germany .
"Smartcool's ESM(TM) and ECO(3)(TM) products have been tested in many different environments by customers and by third party groups so we are confident that we can provide energy savings," stated Steve Martin , Sales Director of Smartcool Systems EMEA Ltd. "We have installed the ESM(TM) on the remaining refrigeration plant in the international facility at Frankfurt Airport and are surveying other sites in Germany . We will now work towards a larger rollout of the ESM(TM) to provide the economic savings LSG Sky Chefs is looking for."
The assessment protocol required Smartcool to install its proprietary ESM(TM) technology on one of the existing refrigeration systems in the international customer service centre located in Frankfurt . The assessment phase consisted of a three month operational comparison of the ESM(TM) data with 3 years of comparative data and comparison to a similar refrigeration system in the same location. The assessment data indicated electrical savings of 12% resulting in an 18 month return on investment.
"We are very pleased to be able to show significant energy savings for an industry leader in airline catering at a busy international airport such as Frankfurt, Germany ," added George Burnes , President of Smartcool Systems Inc. "To achieve an 18 month payback in such a competitive industry as air transportation should provide future opportunities for Smartcool."
About LSG Sky Chefs.
LSG Sky Chefs is the brand name of LSG Lufthansa Service Holding AG and is the world's largest provider of in-flight services. This is a subsidiary of the German Airline Lufthansa AG. LSG Sky Chefs provides airline catering, in-flight equipment and logistics as well as the management of onboard service and in-flight retail. The group is also the industry leading expert in managing the complete in-flight service supply chain for several airlines. LSG Sky Chefs partners with more than 300 airlines worldwide and operates some 200 customer service centers in 49 countries, producing around 427 million airline meals a year. In 2008, the companies belonging to LSG Sky Chefs Group achieved consolidated revenues of (euro) 2.3 billion. For more information please visit www.lsgskychefs.com
About Smartcool Systems Inc.
Smartcool Systems Inc. (SSC: TSX.V) manufactures and distributes the Smartcool Energy Saving Module (ESM)(TM) and the ECO(3)(TM), which make refrigeration and air conditioning systems more efficient, resulting in proven cost savings, reduced energy consumption, and a smaller carbon footprint. The Smartcool ESM(TM) can be retrofitted to existing refrigeration and air conditioning systems and is compatible with all known control systems. More than 26,000 units have been installed worldwide for customers such as supermarkets, food distributors, telecommunications companies, hospitals, and hotels. Smartcool's new ECO(3)(TM) provides the same environmental and cost-saving benefits to residential and commercial customers using one and two compressor cooling systems.
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