Carrier Commercial Refrigeration celebrated a landmark achievement when it delivered its 10,000th carbon dioxide (CO2) mechanical system to customers in Europe. This is a significant achievement for the Carrier, Profroid, Green & Cool and Celsior brands operating under Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, as they are the first European manufacturer to reach this major milestone.
Carrier Commercial Refrigeration is a pioneer in the use of the natural refrigerant, CO2, for commercial refrigeration applications including cabinets and racks. Also known as R744, CO2 is a non-flammable and non-ozone depleting refrigerant and has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of just one, which is thousands of times lower than many traditional refrigerants. It is not affected by the latest F-Gas regulation.
The first Carrier CO2 system was installed in 2004 in a supermarket in Switzerland. CO2 mechanical systems continued to gain traction over the next several years with the introduction of the CO2OLtec® range. The commitment to natural refrigerant systems was reinforced in 2010 when Green & Cool – a specialist in high technology CO2 racks – became part of the business.
“We believe that CO2 as a natural refrigerant is the appropriate solution to both the regulation requirements and customers’ expectations for a sustainable and efficient refrigeration solution,” said Victor Calvo, president, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration.