Coming Soon: IRD Iniziative – Refrigera ball valves for CO2 applications

By team, May 27, 2009, 14:00 2 minute reading

The Italian manufacturer of valves and fittings suitable for R744 will soon present its high-quality 3-way electrically-actuated ball valve for transcritical applications on

The valve soon to be presented on combines high performance at low costs and extreme pressure resistance. As the biggest and most elaborate valve in IRD’s wide range of solutions for CO2 systems, the DN32mm 3-way electrically-actuated ball valve has been proven in extensive leakage and burst tests. It complies with the EU Pressure Equipment Directive and all other safety and reliance marks for pressures above 120 bar. IRD’s motorized valve with actuator is especially suited for refrigerators defrosting processes.

IRD Iniziative’s involvement in CO2 technology

Due to the many different advantages of R744 as a refrigerant, IRD Iniziative has specialised in components suitable for CO2 applications for several years. The broad range of products includes ball, check and safety valves, as well as different types of adapters, indicators and fittings for subcritical and transcritical R744 applications.

The components suitable for transcritical use of up to 120 bar have been developed to serial production. At present, IRD is developing new high resistance copper alloys for the tubes to combine high yield strength and low plastic deformation of the currently used stainless steel tubes but to avoid butt-welding joints that are still necessary for the existing tubes.

High quality standards

To offer best product and service quality the company has started working following ISO9001 / 2000 standards in design, manufacturing and trading in 2003. This underlines the commitment of IRD to service quality and customer satisfaction, as well as the continuous improvement of its quality management systems. Additional inner quality tests in accordance with the European 97/23/EC (PE Directive) covering pressure equipment and assemblies ensures European standards regarding safety issues are completely met by the Refrigera components.


"The world of CO2 become even more interesting and full of great events that makes this branch very exciting for the future. Battle against pollution and ambience defense is the maximal priority not only for the manufacturers but also for the governments," says Piero Ragusini, Sales Director & Technical Manager at IRD Iniziative – Refrigera.

"We must believe in it, strongly believe in it! The involvement of IRD- Refrigera in the CO2 sector begun 5 year ago and still go ahead with new products in collaboration with customers meeting their needs and special requirements tailored for the necessity of the customer," he adds.

About IRD – Iniziative

RD Iniziative S.r.l. Firm, owner of Refrigera Linea del freddo Trade Mark, has been active in the industrial refrigeration and air-conditioning industry for over 15 years. In 2008 the company has signed a partnership agreement with the Industrial Group B & M of Turin to offer an enlarged and more efficient product range.


By team (@r744)

May 27, 2009, 14:00

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