Systemes LMP, a CO2 rack manufacturer and refrigeration system designer, has come up with a completely integrated heating and cooling supermarket system for the Independent Grocer’s Association (IGA).
While the synthetic refrigerant market might “aggressively” develop new solutions, natural refrigerants are the only long-term alternative to HFCs because they are the only substances that will not be subjected to phase-out programmes, argues Jeffrey Gingras, president of Systemes LMP. The Canadian refrigeration equipment manufacturer promises groundbreaking solutions for 2016.
While transcritical CO2 systems are typically earmarked for new stores, Sobeys is showing that existing stores can be retrofitted with transcritical systems without negatively affecting sales.
R744 technology innovator Systemes LMP has created a CO2 system for artificial cooling of ice slabs called the “CRYSTAL”, already installed at an ice arena in Canada. The CRYSTAL is a multi-compressor unit with an operating capacity of 30 to 140t ideal for new constructions of ice rinks under renovation. Thanks to its state-of-the-art design, the unit features total heat recovery of the compressors, which can be used for commercial space heating, hot water, mechanical room.
Systemes LMP is helping an industrial plant reduce the amount of R22 in its refrigeration systems. Jeffrey Gingras of Systemes LMP explains the retrofit to CO2 in an exclusive interview with R744.com.