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Optimising Hygiene and Quality: The Crucial Role of Water Filters in Ice Machines

February 29, 2024

In the realm of food and beverage service, ensuring the highest standards of hygiene and quality is non-negotiable. Whether it’s a bustling restaurant, a busy café, pub or hotel, the importance of maintaining pristine conditions cannot be overstated. In this pursuit, every component of the process plays a crucial role, including seemingly minor elements like water filtration in ice machines. […]

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Cold store safety and compliance

January 30, 2024

Cold stores and blast freezers are high-risk environments, and businesses have a legal duty to understand and manage these risks. Here Steve Shipp and Anthony Lomas of Ultra Refrigeration explore the nature of those risks, how they can be minimised and the part that can be played by good refrigeration system design. General Health and Safety in cold stores* In […]

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Ultra Refrigeration Celebrates 20 Years of Business

January 17, 2024

In 2024, Ultra Refrigeration will celebrate 20 years in business. Here, the two founders of the company, Steve Shipp and Anthony Lomas, reflect on their first twenty years in business together and look forward to what the future holds. Company founding and early challenges When their former employer decided to move away from refrigeration engineering and concentrate on sales, Steve […]

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Pushing Boundaries in Precision Engineering for Astrophysics

Pushing Boundaries in Precision Engineering for Astrophysics

December 29, 2023

Ultra recently supplied The University of Hertfordshire with a cutting-edge solution to assist their astrophysics research by designing and building a specialised stasis cabinet to house a ring laser gyroscope—a device vital for advancing survey astronomy accuracy. Ultra’s team of engineers meticulously crafted the Stasis Cabinet, prioritising temperature stability. Integrated thermoelectric elements ensured a remarkable ±0.04 degrees Celsius precision, well […]

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Case Study: Precision Climate-controlled Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery Test Chambers

December 19, 2023

Electric Vehicle (EV) Battery Testing, Research & Development CLIENT: MAHLE Powertrain PRODUCT: CO2 Refrigeration Systems and Air-Handlers TEMPERATURE STABILITY: ±0.2 degrees celsius Background MAHLE Powertrain, an international engineering partner to the automotive industry, provides research, development and testing services to a wide range of vehicle manufacturers. MAHLE Powertrain has developed capabilities and techniques to support the development of EV technologies […]

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Seasons Greetings from Everyone at Ultra

December 10, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, we at Ultra would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones during this festive season. May your homes be filled with laughter, your hearts with love, and your refrigerators stocked with all the delights of the season! As we approach the end of the year, we look forward to continuing […]

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Cooling Assurance

Cooling Assurance

December 4, 2023

At Ultra, our commitment to excellence goes beyond ground breaking innovations—we ensure your cooling systems are in tip-top condition, thanks to our dedicated Service and Maintenance Team who have your cooling needs covered. From routine maintenance to complex repairs, we’ve got the expertise to keep your equipment running efficiently. Breakdowns don’t wait for a convenient time, and neither do we. […]

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Precision Stasis Cabinet For Astrophysics Research

November 20, 2023

The University of Hertfordshire, a centre for astrophysics research, approached Ultra with a unique challenge. They required a specialised stasis cabinet to house a ring laser gyroscope; an extremely sensitive laser measuring device crucial for advancing the accuracy of survey astronomy. Ultra’s team of engineers meticulously designed a stasis cabinet for this very purpose with a focus on temperature stability. […]

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Keeping the Cold Chain Cold

Keeping the Cold Chain Cold

October 30, 2023

Our directors, Steve Shipp and Anthony Lomas, were recently representing Ultra at the Cold Chain ‘Live’ Conference. The event, held in the vibrant city of Liverpool, brought together a diverse group of professionals, ranging from manufacturers and suppliers to logistics experts and policymakers. It served as a platform for gaining valuable insights but also contributing expertise and experience to the […]

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Innovative refrigeration system design for energy saving and sustainability

Innovative refrigeration system design for energy saving and sustainability

October 26, 2023

The importance of energy saving and sustainability For businesses, saving energy is no longer just about reducing cost. It’s also about sustainability and ethicality; it’s simply the right thing to do. Energy is a precious, limited commodity and we all have a moral responsibility – and, as we move towards NetZero, a legal obligation – to become more sustainable. Your […]

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