Lab refrigerators earn first ENERGY STAR certification

By Michael Garry, Mar 08, 2017, 01:48 1 minute reading

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s propane units meet efficiency standard established last December for laboratory-grade refrigerators and freezers.

Thermo Fisher Scientific laboratory-grade refrigerator

Thermo Fisher Scientific has announced that its Thermo Scientific TSX Series High-Performance Blood Bank Refrigerators, which use propane refrigerant, have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the first ENERGY STAR-certified laboratory-grade refrigerators.

Introduced in December 2016, the ENERGY STAR specification for laboratory-grade refrigerators and freezers sets standards for energy-efficient laboratory equipment used specifically for the cold storage of non-volatile reagents and biological specimens.  

“In line with our mission to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer, we have an obligation to invest in ongoing innovation of sustainable solutions that will help customers reduce their environmental footprint,” said Eric Roman, president of laboratory products, Thermo Fisher Scientific, based in Waltham, Mass., in a statement.  “We are delighted to be recognized for our commitment to sustainability, and look forward to expanding the ENERGY STAR certification to our entire TSX product portfolio in the near future.”

We have an obligation to invest in ongoing innovation of sustainable solutions that will help customers reduce their environmental footprint.”
– Eric Roman, Thermo Fisher Scientific

The high-performance blood bank refrigerators are powered by a V-drive technology designed to provide temperature uniformity to continually detect and adapt to user patterns, offering significant energy savings without compromising performance.

The refrigerators operate at a factory pre-set temperature of 4°C and are FDA Class II certified. Additionally, the propane refrigerant in the TSX Series has been approved by the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.

By Michael Garry

Mar 08, 2017, 01:48




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