Athens, OH (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
The Stirling Ultracold Model SU780U ultra-low temperature freezer manufactured by Global Cooling, Inc., Athens, OH, USA, won the Outstanding New Product Award presented on May 8, 2013 by the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) at their annual meeting in Sydney, Australia. The award, given to one product annually, recognizes the company’s development and introduction of the world’s most energy efficient ultra-low temperature freezer. The award was presented to Global Cooling’s CEO Neill Lane by ISBER President Katheryn E. Shea and Executive Officer Mark E. Sobel.
The award underscores the immediate impact on the $500 million ultra-low freezer industry associated with long-term storage of biologicals and other life forms in support of medical research, stem cell therapy, pharmaceutical development, drug discovery, environmental, life sciences, and biotechnology research. Ultra-low temperature storage requirements are increasing exponentially and an opportunity to dramatically reduce high energy and operating costs associated with this storage is now available. This 780 liter (27.5 cu. ft.) -80⁰C freezer offers users an array of new benefits while increasing safety, reliability, temperature performance and future viability of critical archived materials.
The Stirling Ultracold freezer is based on the industry’s first reliable ultra-low temperature cooling technology. The new freezer uses the Stirling Ultracold free-piston Stirling engine as an alternative to inefficient cascade refrigeration systems used in all competing products and offers unique sustainability benefits, using less than 20% of the refrigerant required by cascade systems. Unlike oil lubricated compressors, the Stirling engine operates with gas bearings which eliminate all wear. Independent customer tests confirm the value proposition and sustainability benefits assuring users that the Stirling Ultracold freezer offers unmatched temperature stability, better pull down from ambient, faster recovery following door openings, with lower operating and total life-cycle costs. This combination of energy efficiency and minimal use of refrigerants reduces the Stirling Ultracold carbon footprint to less than half that of any competing product.
Click here for a copy of the White Paper describing multiple technical, economic and sustainability benefits of the Stirling Ultracold Model SU780U.
Stirling Ultracold, a division of Global Cooling, Inc.is a developer and manufacturer of a new generation of sustainable, environmentally friendly ultra low temperature freezers which use an efficient free-piston Stirling engine to achieve stable ultra low storage conditions with better reliability than conventional cascade freezers. Available models also include a 3.7 cu.ft. (105 liter) benchtop ultra-low freezer and a 0.9 cu.ft. (25 liter) portable, shippable ultra-low freezer. All Stirling Ultracold freezers operating over a range of -86C to -20C.