NEW R-449A SHIP CATERING REFRIGERATION UNITS REDUCE ENERGY CONSUMPTION BY 40%
A UK-based ferry company has replaced its R-404A catering refrigeration units reducing energy consumption by 40% compared to the replaced units. The new units use the lower GWP HFC/HFO-refrigerant R-449A (GWP 64% lower than that of R-404A). As well as reducing energy consumption, the new units take account of the 2020 F-Gas Regulation 517/2014 servicing use restriction for refrigerants with a GWP >2500. The installer also used a new compression tool to install the units, removing 90% of the braised hot work during the installation.