The growing popularity of CO2 refrigeration systems is increasing the need for technicians who are properly trained for its different uses. The new Danfoss Mobile Training Unit, equipped with CO₂ technology and interactive learning modules, is responding to this demand worldwide.

“Danfoss is a leading provider of CO₂ solutions, and we encourage the use of this sustainable refrigerant,” said Hans Ole Matthiesen, Segment Marketing Director, Food Retail at Danfoss. “Our mobile training unit will go a long way in promoting the benefits of CO₂.”

“The training unit features equipment and components for CO₂ solutions, accompanied by hands-on training panels, with on-site instruction by dedicated Danfoss CO₂ champions who will share their in-depth knowledge of the natural refrigerant’s properties and the opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of CO₂,” Matthiesen explained.

The natural refrigerant CO2 is replacing climate-damaging HFCs around the world as retailers look for environmentally friendly alternatives amid the f-gas phase-down. Although the technology and mechanisms for CO2 refrigeration is readily available today, professionals working on these systems such as builders, refrigeration contractors, service technicians, installers, and the technical departments of end users need to be properly educated. Increasing the level of proficiency will help to harvest the full potential of CO₂ systems.

“We encourage the use of this sustainable refrigerant.”

Hans Ole Matthiesen, Danfoss

The CO₂ solutions presented in the mobile training unit range from simple gas-bypass systems to more complex parallel compression solutions with or without heat reclaim. The training unit introduces Danfoss’ brand new ejector technology.

Ejectors are recognised by industry experts as playing a key role in the evolution of transcritical CO₂ refrigeration systems. They can boost system efficiency by up to 20% on the hottest days of the year, helping to broaden uptake of transcritical CO₂ systems in warmer climates.

The training unit can accommodate up to 12 people at a time. As it travels to new locations, it will be updated with new components, know-how, and learning modules to reflect these changes.

The unit’s first stop will be Danfoss’ US headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland on 10 January 2017. The company’s goal is to launch several training containers that can serve its primary markets in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Author Eda Isaksson