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INNOVATIVE HFC-134A/CO2 CASCADE FOR A FRENCH COLD STORE

INNOVATIVE HFC-134A/CO2 CASCADE FOR A FRENCH COLD STORE

30.11.2015

A French cold store has invested in an innovative HFC-134a/CO2 cascade refrigeration unit with a flooded evaporator/condenser.

Having to replace its HCFC-22 units, the HFC-134a/CO2 solution with hot gas defrost was selected as the best cost/efficiency compromise among a range of possible alternative solution, including a drop in solution R-422D, a cascade NH3/CO2 and a R-507 retrofit.

Thanks to energy performance optimization and to the new design, the cold store energy consumption has been reduced by around 25 % compared to the previous HCFC-22 unit.

The cold store has 36,000 m3 of storage capacity at -21°C, 4,000m3 of dry storage, and 1000 m2 of dock space at controlled temperature (+2°C/+6°C).

Source (in French): RPF.fr