Hillphoenix, a Conyers, Georgia (U.S.)-based part of Dover Food Retail, yesterday announced the addition of the AdvansorFlex-Mini transcritical CO2 refrigeration system to its portfolio of CO2 solutions.
The AdvansorFlex-Mini, designed for stores with small-capacity operations, complements Hillphoenix’s Advansor and AdvansorFlex systems. The AdvansorFlex, a downsized version of the Advansor system, was named Innovation of the Year by Accelerate America in 2017. (Accelerate America was published by shecco, publisher of R744.com.)
“With the addition of the AdvansorFlex-Mini to its CO2 systems portfolio, Hillphoenix can supply a CO2 refrigeration solution for stores of all sizes in any climate zone in North America,” said Hillphoenix in a statement.
Hillphoenix is the leading provider of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems to supermarkets in North America, with over 700 installations (and more than 1,100 total CO2 installations, including transcritical, cascade and secondary). Notably, Hillphoenix has supplied most of the 400+ ALDI US stores using transcritical CO2 systems, many of them AdvansorFlex systems.
“Today’s regulations are phasing out high global warming potential refrigerants and restricting charge amounts, and creating refrigeration systems that meet these standards is a top priority for Hillphoenix,” said Sean Daley, product manager with Hillphoenix. “Our new AdvansorFlex-Mini provides customers with a flexible, natural refrigerant system alternative that is in line with the latest requirements.”
While the AdvansorFlex-Mini is designed for small-capacity stores, it can also be utilized in supermarkets for incremental capacity, said Hillphoenix. In addition, the system “provides flexibility for retailers looking to convert to natural refrigerants, providing the option to remodel in phases versus needing to conduct a full-store conversion at once.”
The AdvansorFlex-Mini utilizes a lower capacity, optimized rack design that can be located closer to loads, reducing piping and wiring in the field and potential for leaks, said Hillphoenix. Its vertical design “lends itself to a variety of placements, fitting in small machine rooms, back rooms or outdoor spaces in optional weatherproof enclosures.”
“Our new AdvansorFlex-Mini provides customers with a flexible, natural refrigerant system alternative that is in line with the latest requirements.”Sean Daley, Hillphoenix
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