Back in June an Intermarché store in the town of Montmagny – on the outskirts of Paris – installed the first CO2 transcritical system in the Ile de France region, in another sign that cutting-edge natural refrigerant technology is integrating into the French market.

The Intermarché store’s new CO2 plant – involving Danish system manufacturer Advansor – replaced the existing R404A-based installation. Brand new CO2-cooled closed cabinets were installed in mid-2017. The project also involved replacing all the evaporators. French contractor ALM Froid installed the whole system. All of this was achieved without closing down the store.

Advansor advised Intermarché to opt for CO2 transcritical in order to reduce the supermarket’s energy consumption and to comply with the EU F-Gas Regulation.

“A number of curious shop owners have already visited the new supermarket to have a look at the state-of-the-art refrigeration system,” said Adrien Le Noircy, director at ALM Froid. This could potentially generate wider local interest in natural refrigerants.

Technical specifications: 

The system is a compSUPER 3×3 CU with added options such as 2x170L receivers, heat reclaim and resilience cooler. The capacity of the rack is 98 kW at -8C° and 24 kW at -35°C at a room temperature of 35C°. The heat capacity of the rack is approximately 80 kW at 15/70°C water temperature.

See the brand new system below.

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