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Ultra Site


Ultra Site"UltraSite™ is an intuitive Microsoft Windows™ based program that uses animated graphics, icon buttons, and tabular and graphical data to display real time data from a supermarket. UltraSite combines the power and accessibility of being on-site with the convenience and speed of remote communication."

- Emerson Climate Technologies


UltraSite and Advanced, Inc.

UltraSite, allows a remote technician to download data, troubleshoot the system, or revise set points. UltraSite uses active buttons, pull-down menus, and pop-up dialog boxes to access this information. Animated graphics of refrigeration or building control components are available by simply highlighting that component on the UltraSite Directory Tree. Graphics and graphical floorplans are tailored to specific site configurations automatically during the initial setup. 

UltraSite allows for constant monitoring and troubleshooting from the Advanced Systems, Inc. technical support team. This feature reduces the need for a technician to be called out on a service call as many issues and alarms can be resolved and reset off site by the ADV-Support team, resulting in incredible savings of service and maintenance costs, getting your facility back up and running faster.

Cost of Ownership

Cost of Ownership

  • The Cost of Ownership of a typical refrigeration system includes costs of energy usage, maintenance, installation, and cost of capital.
  • As shown in the diagram to the right, the costs of energy 
    required to run typical refrigeration systems is the largest cost of ownership.
  • Advanced's FortaCool® Variable Speed Refrigeration Systems greatly reduce energy usage costs as well as maintenance and service costs.
  Cost of Ownership

Energy Efficiency and Savings

Kwh Savings

  • The graph to the right shows Actual Kwh per day comparison between a Traditional Refrigeration System (RED) and a FortaCool Variable Speed System (BLUE) taken directly from a Customer's PG&E bills over an entire year's time.
  • This graph clearly shows energy usage being reduced by more than half, month in and month out compared to the previous year.
  KWh Savings

Energy Savings at Big Al's

  • Since switching to Advanced's FortaCool® Variable Speed Refrigeration System, Customer has realized an average savings of 437.5 Kwh per day each month on overall Energy costs.
  • Variable Speed Drives lower electric bills because the compressors only run at the speed necessary to match the refrigeration loads and greatly reduced demand charges because the compressors are "soft started"

Variable Frequency Drives


Yaskawa VFD's by FortaCool

  • FortaCool® Variable Speed Compressor Racks are proven to be 20-50% more efficient than conventional systems, resulting in enormous energy savings for our customers.
  • The Key to our energy savings is the use of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD's) by Yaskawa.
  • Our Variable Speed Drives control the speed of the motor as needed, bringing the motor to operating speed by soft starting it over a period of 30 to 45 seconds, resulting in more energy efficient compressors.


Yaskawa VFD  Yaskawa VFD

Variable Speed vs. Constant Speed

  • Variable Frequency Drives lower power bills because the compressors only run at the speed necessary to match the refrigeration loads and greatly reduced demand charges because the compressors are "soft started"
  • Conventional motors come to operating speed from a dead stop to 1800 or even 3600rpm within one second, putting significant physical stress on the motor, causing more failures and maintenance costs.
  • Over 500% of normal running power is needed to start Conventional motors, resulting in a power "spike" with high "demand charges" which can have a considerable effect on the electric bill.
                           Variable vs Constant

More on Yaskawa VFDs

  • Variable Speed drives control the temperature cycles to have a much more steady change in temperature, avoiding wilding swings in temp.
  • The E7 Drive is designed exclusively for Commercial HVAC applications. All features are designed for this purpose, including Building Automation communications. Metasys N2, APOGEE FLN and Modbus are embedded.
  • Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP and LonWorks are plug-in options. The drive is plenum rated for variable torque applications.
  • Anti-windmilling, motor preheat, energy-savings, and PI set point control are standard. Many options are available.

Learn more about our VFDs

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