Refrigerated merchandiser with modular evaporator coils and EEPR control

  • US RE37,630 E1
  • Filed: 04/27/2000
  • Issued: 04/09/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An air cooling system in a commercial refrigerated merchandiser having an insulated cabinet with a product area having a least two horizontally adjacent side-by-side product zones for the display and marketing of food products, said system comprising:

  • modular evaporator means having at least two separate coil sections of preselected length and heat exchange capability, said coil sections being horizontally disposed with their adjacent ends in spaced apart, end-to-end orientation relative to each other in said cabinet;

    liquid refrigerant metering means for controlling the inlet flow of liquid refrigerant on the high side of said modular evaporator means;

    said plural coil sections of said modular evaporator means being constructed and arranged in parallel refrigerant flow relationship with each other to receive liquid refrigerant from said liquid refrigerant metering means, and all of said coil sections having an operative cooling mode at the same time and an inoperative defrost mode at the same time; and

    separate air moving means associated with the respective coil sections for circulating separate air flows through said coil sections and being constructed and arranged with air flow passageways in said cabinet for discharging the air flows in side-by-side relationship to the horizontally adjacent side-by-side product zones for cooling.

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