Why change to CO2 as a refrigerant
The next phase of F-Gas regulation is now a reality for the HVAC/R industry and have created an increased demand for smaller refrigeration systems which use natural refrigerants. CO2 is the future proof natural choice.
The Eco Design Directive requires energy efficient design with stringent performance thresholds in order to market products in the EU. However, these efficiency performance levels are significantly lower if using a low GWP refrigerant such as CO2, making it easier and more cost effective to comply.
Save Energy with CO2 systems
Overall the technical competence level required to design CO2 refrigeration systems are higher than traditional units. However, with the proper unit design, the efficiency of CO2 systems are typically better, and an energy use reduction of >25% compared to HFC systems is typically the result.