Hillphoenix, part of Dover Food Retail and Dover and a pioneer in designing environmentally sustainable refrigeration systems, today announced the launch of R290 self-contained display cases, part of the company’s Second Nature Natural product line. R290 cases are the newest addition to Hillphoenix’s expansive natural refrigerant portfolio and provide customers with a plug-and-play, flexible and compliant solution for their retail operations.
“We are constantly monitoring the environmental regulations in the refrigeration industry and have been proactively expanding our natural refrigerant product line,” stated Anand Rajagopalan, Enterprise Director of Product Management at Hillphoenix. “The use of R290 in our self-contained case portfolio re-emphasizes our commitment to the environment and will also help retailers realize the benefits that this refrigerant can offer their business.”
R290 boasts a zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of three, making it a clean and environmentally sustainable refrigeration option. And, with R290’s excellent thermodynamic performance and energy efficiency, it can offer retailers up to a 20-50% reduction in energy usage.
The portfolio currently comprises 10 self-service cases in a variety of heights, widths, and depths, from large vertical upright cases, to multi-deck and orchard bin displays. Cases are designed to accommodate various products, including berries, produce, grab-n-go, deli, and meat applications with critical product temperatures.
Second Nature Natural R290 self-contained cases utilize less energy than comparable models utilizing traditional refrigerants. Many of the cases are designed for harsh environments and tested to meet NSF Type II conditions at 80°F and 55%RH. In addition, no piping or refrigeration lines are needed, allowing for a variety of placements throughout retail grocery and small format settings.