Riviera Beach, FL – RGF Environmental Group, Inc., the leader in IAQ and innovative technologies, was again recognized for excellence in product design in the 14th annual Dealer Designer Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News (“The ACHR News”) magazine. An independent panel of contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 81 entries. RGF’s IMSB Ice Machine Sanitizer (Bacteria, Virus and Odor Abatement) was awarded the Bronze Dealer Design Award for Innovative Refrigeration and Ice Machines technology. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industries.
Commercial ice machines are prone to microbial contamination, and if not cleaned and sanitized regularly can cause the spread of harmful germs to customers, patrons and employees. Microbial growth in ice machines is a common problem and can cause a biofilm or slime buildup. Pathogens that have been found in contaminated ice include Listeria, Legionella, E.Coli, and B. Cereus.
The IMSB utilizes RGF’s patented PHI-cell® technology, which, produces an advanced oxidation plasma that is pumped into the ice machine bin and head. This process is all natural, chemical free and provides 24-hours a day sanitation. The wall-mounted system is low maintenance, completely automated, and can be used with most ice machines in the industry.
“The RGF IMSB is your ideal solution to keep ice machine heads and bins sanitized and reduce the risk of microbial contamination and extend the life of the ice machine. Our plans are for this unit to be installed in every ice machine, in every restaurant, hospital, hotel and school worldwide,” said Walter Ellis, executive vice president and general manager of RGF Environmental Group, Inc.
ACHR News Publisher Mike Murphy stated, “These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry, and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions.” Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 24, 2017 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers and other industry professionals. For more information and further coverage, visit www.achrnews.com.
RGF manufactures over 500 environmental products and has a 32-year history of providing the world with the safest air, water and food without the use of chemicals. RGF holds numerous other patents and patents-pending including the patented Guardian Air PHI-Cell® (Photohydroionization®) and patent-pending REME-Halo® both for the HVAC industry. For additional information, please contact Lisa Bailey at RGF Environmental Group, Inc. 1101 West 13th Street, Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 USA. Tel: (561) 848-1826 or 800-842-7771 Fax: (561) 848-9454, or visit our website: www.rgf.com/air-purification