Optimization Solutions For

Breweries
& Brewpubs

In the brewing world, having "the coldest beer in town" isn't a marketing phrase, it's a necessity for quality and safety. As a supporting member of the Brewers Association, we've helped dozens of breweries reduce energy costs, prevent equipment failure, and improve performance.

Bring your refrigeration up to speed with the rest of your business practices.

Maintaining refrigeration facilities is uniquely demanding. From delivery and shipping schedules, to on-site logistics, to temperature and performance logging, to maintenance and replacement, to compliance and reporting… it all requires significant human investment. And in today’s economy, many businesses are requiring their employees and processes to do more with less. Don't let the operation of your crucial refrigeration equipment suffer from a lack of insight, and negatively impact your bottom line.

Independent owner-operators tend to wear a lot of hats. From HR manager, to stocking clerk, to part-time janitor, they do whatever they need to run a successful business.

Trying to be an expert at everything can become overwhelming. Complex and demanding systems such as walk-in coolers and freezers end up in the “as long as it’s running, it’s fine” category. But sub-optimal operation not only affects product life, it also robs your register of profits through increased utility costs.

NRM’s optimization platform was born in the world of independent retail. As a family-owned company to this day, NRM believes in the importance of supporting the economic foundation of main-street businesses. Best of all, the controls and monitoring system pays for itself through energy savings. Financing options are available that effectively make the system a zero out-of-pocket expense.

NRM’s suite of optimizations and controls pay for themselves in no time, with documented, proven energy savings. Attractive financials are key to executive approval and implementation, and the benefits to on-going operations are immediate and valuable.

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Optimization Features and Benefits

Proven Energy Savings

When the energy-efficiency industry thinks refrigeration, they think NRM. Our award-winning solution is multi-faceted—comprehensive smart controls, predictive diagnostics, a web-based platform, hardware upgrades—allowing it to provide unmatched optimization. Across tens of thousands of coolers and freezers, NRM solutions reduce energy consumption by 30% or more.

Predictive Fault Detection

Never be in the dark about a mechanical issue again. NRM’s platform keeps you connected to your equipment 24/7, from anywhere. Many mechanical issues can occur when you least expect them, or when you’re not even there to notice them. Evaporator coil icing up on a Saturday? Receive an alert to your phone, schedule extra defrosts from your mobile browser, and resolve the issue. Cooler or freezer door left open? Get an alert and call the onsite staff before it becomes a temperature problem.

Built for the Real World

NRM’s controls are designed from the ground up to be serviceable by anyone. One-button bypass instantly restores the system to pure mechanical control. If the NRM controls fail or lose power, they immediately go to bypass, and come back online with all settings intact. Simple, user-friendly interfaces and operation makes it easy to get state-of-the-art diagnostics without needing to be a computer expert or an engineer.

Timed System Shutdown

Deliveries and inventory are two instances where your refrigeration equipment can waste the most energy and experience the most potential for trouble. Doors get left open, breakers get flipped off, and people get distracted. With NRM’s system, a big, red shutdown button lets delivery people or crewmembers taking inventory safely shut down the walk-in temporarily, preventing them from accidentally leaving a breaker or disconnect turned off.

A Complete Turnkey Solution

With unique 24/7 technical support, dozens of service and installation trucks on real-time GPS tracking, automated work-order management and dispatching, NRM is fully equipped to make sure you get the best possible outcome. Our true turn-key approach to implementation, commissioning, training, and post-installation support, means that one company is accountable: NRM. And our ongoing support also allows for continuous training. When roles change or new service professionals need training, we’re only a phone call away.

Tailored Insights

Scalable, real-time oversight, tested and proven across tens of thousands of coolers and freezers. Track temperatures, equipment run-times, on/off status, compressor operation, energy consumption, and more. Refrigerant leak detection, lead/lag, load shifting, adaptive defrost, demand limiting, superheat and sub-cooling performance, and custom management strategies can all be easily implemented.

Hardware Upgrades

Motor upgrades, run-time control, adaptive defrost strategies, and precision temperature management all extend the life of the equipment, and reduce the frequency of emergency repair calls.

Scalable Platform

Whether you have one cold room, a dozen cold rooms, or multiple sites, NRM can help streamline and improve your oversight for all of them. Remote Site Manager's online dashboard provides a convenient, centralized location to see how any of them are performing at any given time. NRM's award-winning controls and monitoring platform can also be integrated into existing EMS/BMS systems easil with Modbus TCP support.

"In our Annenberg dining hall freezer, our compressors were on the verge of burning out, and we would never have picked up on it if not for the monitoring software. Not only did the alert save the compressor, which is a multi-thousand-dollar repair in itself, but potentially a freezer’s worth of product that might have been lost otherwise. We've had the monitoring software for 10 years, and I wouldn't give it up for anything. It is one of the best things I did to save money on this campus."

- Bob Leandro,
Dining Facilities Manager, Harvard

With Remote Site Manager, NRM's web-based monitoring and controls platform, take advantage of best-in-class diagnostics. View performance trends of your equipment any time, access stored historical data, receive instant notification if an issue is detected, and remotely change temperature and defrost settings.

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