Units include improved EEV and controls for racks and cases that make CO2 more affordable, says company.
From left: Sporlan case controls, electronic expansion valve and rack controls
With the ongoing adoption of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems in North America, the Sporlan Division of Parker Hannifin introduced three new CO2-related components for the North American market at the Food Marketing Institute’s Energy & Store Development Conference, held September 23-26 in Atlanta.
The new components include an electronic expansion valve (EEV), and rack and case controllers designed to make CO2 systems more cost competitive, according to Sporlan.
“We are expanding our CO2 line to do more – faster speed, more powerful and better performance,” said Clay Rohrer, business unit manager for Parker Hannifin, a Mayfield Heights, Ohio-based component maker.
“We are expanding our CO2 line to do more."
– Clay Rohrer, Parker Hannifin
The components are also lower cost “to be more competitive,” said Rohrer. “One of the problems with CO2 is the electronic valves are more expensive.” CO2 systems’ cost is also boosted by the cost of case controls, he added.
The SPW EEV for CO2 is a pulse width modulated (PWM) valve for evaporator coils.
The MT-700 series CO2 controls platform covers racks, parallel compressors, ejectors and adiabatic or air-cooled condensers/gas coolers.
The S3C Bluetooth case controller can be used for CO2 and other refrigerants.