TheÂ EvolveÂ line of compressor-free, medical grade refrigerators* are quite impressive. Powered by SilverCoreâ„¢ Technology, they have no compressor. And because they have no compressor, they have no mechanical parts, run quiet, use less electricity, and generate less heat.
The system “absorbs heat energy from the storage cabinet using a non-toxic, non-hazardous refrigerant embedded in the walls. Heat energy is channeled up to a high-performance thermoelectric heat pump that cools the refrigerant and transfers the heat into the ambient environment“. Science!
Evolve refrigerators meet CDC vaccine storage guidelines as well as requirements for use in a clean room. In addition, the units provide alerts for temperature, door, battery, memory, loss of WiFi, and loss of power via local and remote monitoring options.
Because the refrigerators utilize solid-state technology, the company is able to squeeze more storage capacity into a unit compared to a similar sized non-solid state refrigerator. Up to 25% more storage capacity according to the company.
Iâ€™m not sure if youâ€™re aware of how much noise refrigerators can add to a pharmacy, but it’s lot. This is especially true in the IV room where PECâ€™s (hoods) already make the environment less than friendly to oneâ€™s ears.
Not only does the Evolve line of refrigerators look pretty cool — no pun intended — their ability to reduce noise pollution in the pharmacy is a welcome bonus.
* I first wrote about Evolve back in December 2015 after seeing the product at ASHP Midyear.