Carrier Commercial Refrigeration has launched a new range of compact transcritical CO2 (R744) refrigeration units that will “increase efficiency, serviceability and provide faster delivery times to customers,” according to a recent statement from the manufacturer.
The MiniCO2OL Compact refrigeration units – which are suitable for a range of applications, including convenience stores, medium-sized supermarkets and small industrial applications – have been “designed and improved based on the track record of the 20,000 CO2 units installed in Europe and Asia,” said Carrier.
The system and its configuration options, including heat reclaim, are fully standardized to ensure a high level of quality and optimized order management and delivery time, Carrier added.
According to Gaël Grenat, Product Management and Marketing Director at Carrier, the estimated lead time for the new models is six to seven weeks, which can provide a “huge benefit” for installers and customers.
“This new range is now easier to configure [and] more cost-effective and we can manufacture and deliver it faster – whilst retaining the same proven benefits of using the natural refrigerant CO2,” said Grenat. “By standardizing and simplifying the range, we estimate we can address around 80% of the demand we see in this sector.”
Customizable refrigeration systems
The units offer cooling capacities of up to 56.5kW (16.1TR) for low temperature (LT) and 190kW (54TR) for medium temperature (MT) and operate with a standard 60 bar (870psi) of pressure.
They are supplied with a 188L (49.7gal) receiver that can be upgraded to 300L (79.3gal) for a simpler design.
There is also the option of adding an advanced capacity control unit, which enables capacity modulation of between 10% and 100% on the first MT compressor, explained Carrier.
To increase the COP of an end user’s refrigeration system, the MiniCO2OL Compact can be customized to offer heat reclamation for hot water and/or heating.
“This new range is now easier to configure, more cost-effective and we can manufacture and deliver it faster – whilst retaining the same proven benefits of using the natural refrigerant CO2.”Gaël Grenat, Carrier
For added flexibility, the MiniCO2OL Compact is designed for operation with a wide range of controllers from multiple brands.
Additional benefits of the new system include an open frame offering better access to components for maintenance and a simplified control panel that “requires little CO2 know-how to be run.”
Headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France, CCR is a global supplier of refrigeration systems and services in the food retail industry and part of the Carrier Global Corporation.
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