Kawai Ice & Cold Storage Installed 10 CO2 systems at its cold storage facility in Fukuoka, Japan in 2018.
The highly efficient U.S-based company employs central ammonia systems as well as low-charge ammonia and transcritical CO2.
The facility has three cooling chambers and a storage capacity of 50,000 metric tons of produce.
Transcritical CO2, leveraging waste heat and supported by solar energy, was found to be the lowest-cost option for South Coast Stores.
Hamamatsu Itaku Soko replaced aging R22 equipment with transcritical system, its president said at ATMOsphere Japan.
The 52,000 sq. ft. (4,831 m2) cold store in County Armagh is expected to create 50 jobs by 2020
The cold-storage operator’s second transcritical system will replace R404A equipment.