From bottle coolers to refrigerated containers and even mobile air-conditioning, functional CO2 prototypes show the potential for widespread replacement of HFC systems without compromising on cost or efficiency.
But continued growth in the adoption of R744 requires clear regulation, training, innovative products and awareness-raising, according to a market-trends panel.
Once UL certification is approved, AREA will bring its iCOOL CO2 inverter-driven condensing units to the U.S.
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Emerson and Future Green Now analyzed to what extent adiabatic gas coolers and other technologies improve efficiency in different climate zones.
The EPA’s definition is at odds with one used by the OECD that is widely accepted and includes certain HFCs and HFOs, and TFA.
Similar to utility rebates, refrigerant-carbon-credits program rewards owners of refrigeration systems for replacing HFCs with natural refrigerants like CO2.
Since installing its first transcritical CO2 system in a Canadian supermarket in 2013, the contractor has continued to roll out the climate-friendly system in new and remodeled stores across Canada.
Together with Danish subsidiary Advansor, Hillphoenix has now installed more than 12,000 CO2 systems around the world.
The Southeastern U.S. chain plans to replace a legacy HFC system in a store in the Atlanta area with Hillphoenix’s AdvasorFlex-Mini system.
The store uses the AdvansorFlex-Mini, one of Hillphoenix’s growing portfolio of CO2 systems.