FINLAND: Carrier Oy, the Finnish arm of Carrier UTC has installed a CO2OLtec transcritical booster carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration system at Lidl's, distibution centre in Finland.
The refrigeration at the centre is made up of four sets of transcritical CO2 booster racks that generate a total cooling capacity of 1.2 megawatts for its medium temperature application, and around 400 kilowatts for the low-temperature - frozen food application. This total cooling capacity is provided to cold storage rooms covering an area of more than 11,129 square meters. Variable speed-controlled compressors, energy-efficient EC fans and intelligent controls work together to ensure maximum energy efficiency.
“We are proud to provide Lidl sustainable CO2OLtec refrigeration technology, which will help reduce their carbon footprint and realize significant savings based on energy usage,” said Matti Rantaniemi, managing director, Carrier Oy.
The thermodynamic properties of the refrigerant CO2 enabled a significant reduction in copper pipe sizes and refrigerant charge on-site, compared with conventional hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) systems. This allowed for an easier, cost-effective installation. The site, which is remotely monitored by Carrier’s e-service center, will also yield life cycle operating cost savings compared with sites decommissioned HFC systems.
About Carrier: Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is the world’s leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier, which operates in Finland as Carrier Oy, is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide.
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