In2Food has picked Commercial Refrigeration Services (CRS) to install the biggest CO2 transcritical system in Africa to date. The facility in Boksburg has a cooling capacity of 3MW.
In2Food, based between Johannesburg and Pretoria, provides a broad range of food products to retailers and wholesalers, such as Woolworths.
The new cutting-edge processing facility currently underway for In2Food in Boksburg will help the company to expand their operation whilst being more efficient and sustainable.
“We are working on the largest CO2 installation in Africa.”Wynand Groenewald, CRS
The 15,250m2 plant will feature various areas, including a meat and vegetable processing section, and requires several blast chillers and freezers.
CRS will install four CO2 packs — two booster packs and two medium-temperature CO2 transcritical packs. The technology also allows for heat recovery, delivering 18,000 litres of hot water per hour.
“In2Food is delighted to have collaborated with CRS on refrigeration for our new facility. This is our second system supplied by CRS. The environmental impact and green credentials were key considerations when selecting a supplier of our refrigeration system.” Tim Groucott, general manager at In2Food Gauteng, told refrigerationandaircon.co.za.
CRS is also working on a 4MW transcritical plant in California.
To further increase the prevalence of natural refrigerant technology in South Africa, CRS will host an ATMOsphere networking event with the publisher of this website, shecco, on 7 June, during the Frigair expo at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. Click here for more information.