The supermarket chain is expanding its transcritical CO2 footprint and moving into more regional areas of the country.
The facility will be equipped with solar panels and rainwater harvesting, and has a low-carbon policy for the construction.
Contractor AJ Baker & Sons installed Epta’s Eco2Large system in the Perth store.
The Kirby Program enables apprentices to demonstrate they are qualified to work with natural refrigerants.
The major Australian supermarket chains have focused on transitioning to new refrigeration technology and have preferred to refurbish stores directly with new transcritical CO2 (R744) racks, rather than perform retrofits and prolong the life of existing assets with HFO blends. This assessment comes from “Cold Hard Facts 2021,” a review of the refrigeration and air-conditioning…
Adelaide contractor Jonathen Hindry attributes the growth to increased environmental awareness and high rate of solar PV systems in homes, which can be utilized to run the heat pumps.
The supermarket chain collaborated with suppliers and contractors to upskill its project team.
The patented R744 Eco2Dairy system has been developed by Auckland-based Cold Energy Technology and includes heat recovery.
HFO-1234ze, marketed as a replacement refrigerant for HFCs, could produce significant amounts of an HFC with a GWP of more than 12,000, the study says.