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Carrier has launched its new generation of MiniCO2OL Compact refrigeration units, specifically designed for convenience stores and supermarkets to increase efficiency, serviceability and provide faster delivery times to customers. Carrier is part of Carrier Global Corporation, the leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
“This new range is now easier to configure, more cost-effective and we can manufacture and deliver it faster – whilst retaining the same proven benefits of using the natural refrigerant carbon dioxide (CO2),” said Gaël Grenat, Product Management and Marketing Director, Carrier. “We estimate a reduced lead time of just six to seven weeks for the new models, providing a huge benefit for installers and customers.”
The new MiniCO2OL Compact line offers capacities of up to 190kW for medium temperature applications and 56.5kW for low temperature applications, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. The units operate with a standard 60 bar of pressure and are supplied with a 188-litre receiver, which can be upgraded to 300 litres.
Key to the energy efficiency gains is the ability to reclaim heat for either tap water, central heating, or both, where specified. The new models are also available with the option of an advanced capacity control unit, enabling capacity modulation of between 10% and 100% on the first medium temperature compressor.
“By standardising and simplifying the range, we estimate we can address around 80% of the demand we see in this sector,” Grenat said. “We will continue to offer the customisable legacy MiniCO2OL design, ensuring a Carrier solution for every application.”
Known as R744, natural refrigerant CO2 is not affected by EU F-Gas regulations and has a global warming potential of just one. This means the MiniCO2OL Compact unit will support Carrier’s goal of reducing customers’ carbon footprints by one gigaton as part of Carrier’s 2030 Environmental, Social and Governance goals.
For maximum flexibility, the MiniCO2OL Compact unit is designed for operation with a wide range of controllers from multiple brands. Additional benefits include an open frame offering better access to components for maintenance, clearly identified cable trays, and a simplified control panel for ease of operation.