By Franco Sebastián D’Aprile, Jan 12, 2021, 05:00 GMT-5.
A transcritical CO2 (R744) system installed last year at an existing distribution center in Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia, South America (near Medellín), has so far reduced energy consumption by 45% compared to a new conventional fluorinated system, according to the equipment distributor for Columbia, which installed the system.
Given this savings, and lower maintenance costs, the transcritical CO2 system’s manufacturer ,Hillphoenix, estimates a four-year return on investment (ROI) for the premium paid for the CO2 system over the conventional system, said Mauricio Baena, Sales Manager Industrial South America, Dover Food Retail, owners of Hillphoenix.
He shared this information during a session at ATMOsphere America’s Latin America-focused program in Spanish on October 22. (The online conference was organized by shecco, publisher of this website. The transcritical system had been in operation for seven months by that point.
Hillphoenix had originally projected 35% reduction in energy consumption, and a seven-year ROI, he said. Read Complete Article on R744.