CO₂ in food retail

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Low-GWP refrigeration using carbon dioxide

CO₂ is fast becoming the preferred refrigerant in Food Retail applications and Danfoss is leading the way towards the adoption of CO₂. With the implementation of refrigerant regulations like the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol (Global) and F-gas regulative (Europe), the quest for alternative solutions is accelerating even further and CO₂ is now recognized as the most viable and efficient solution among natural refrigerants in Food Retail applications.

Danfoss has pioneered CO₂ technologies for both trans-critical and sub-critical systems for more than ten years and has gained valuable experience from thousands of installations all over the world. The many installations have proved that CO₂ can be applied in supermarkets enabling both environmentally friendly and energy saving systems in all types of stores.

CO₂ food retail infographic - Danfoss

Why choose CO₂ as refrigerant?

Today, CO2 has proved itself as a highly reliable and cost effective refrigerant in all climates. Take a look at the CO2 infographic to learn more about all the benefits.

Features and benefits

One solution across all climates

Lowest possible Global Warming Potential (GWP)

Smart solutions for high system efficiency

Proven with more than 10,000 trans-critical CO2 systems worldwide

Industry leading application support and guidance to choose the best solution

Discover the opportunities of CO₂ refrigeration

Danfoss leads the development of solutions and components for CO₂ refrigeration and offers a wide range of products specifically designed for CO₂ transcritical systems.

Software

Coolselector®2

The truth is Cool(selector®2)

Coolselector®2 features unbiased calculations for the selection of refrigeration and air conditioning components based on the user’s requirements or based on standard operating conditions.

 

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Brochure Save energy and protect the environment with CO2 solutions - Special version for Food Retail French Multiple 02 Jul, 2018 3.3 MB .pdf
Brochure Save energy and protect the environment with CO2 solutions - Special version for Food Retail English Multiple 3.3 MB .pdf

Related products

  • AK-PC 782A capacity controller Danfoss
    AK-PC 782A capacity controller

    AK-PC 782A is complete regulating units for capacity control of compressors and condensers in a transcritical CO2 booster system with parallel compressor.

  • Danfoss AK-SM system managers for intelligent food retail refrigeration
    System managers

    The system manager is the key component of the intelligent Danfoss ADAP-KOOL® refrigeration system for food retail.

  • Refrigeration pressure transmitters - Danfoss
    Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Pressure Transmitters

    Refrigeration pressure transmitters are used for commercial air-conditioning and for commercial and industrial refrigeration applications. They are made in stainless steel to be compatible with fluorinated and natural refrigerants and laser welding with no soft seals ensure hermetic tightness for decades.

  • CTR electric expansion valves, transcritical CO₂
    CTR electric expansion valves, transcritical CO₂

    CTR 3-way heat reclaim valve is designed to allow full proportional control of the surplus heat from compressor pack into the heat exchanger of transcritical heat reclaim solutions, securing availability of heat and hot water. The CTR valve prevents pressure peaks eliminating costly system down-time and the risk of insufficient heat supply for store heating and hot water, regardless of installation size.

  • CCMT electric regulating valves, transcritical CO₂ - Danfoss
    CCMT electric regulating valves, transcritical CO₂

    The CCMT is an electric operated valve designed specifically for operation in CO2 systems. The valve is capable of functioning either as an expansion valve, as a pressure regulator for the gas cooler or as a gas bypass valve with back-pressure regulation in trans-critical or subcritical applications.

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Case studies

  • Hypermarket System - Danfoss
    KrioFrost Creates Russia’s Largest Transcritical CO2 Hypermarket System Using Danfoss Solutions

    Globus had an ambitious target: to open the new 25,000 square meter hypermarket using transcritical CO2 for its refrigeration and heating. Danfoss helped KrioFrost—a Moscow-based refrigeration equipment producer and installer—to equip Globus’ huge new store in the Moscow suburb of Salaryevo with the company’s first transcritical CO2 booster refrigeration system.

  • Russia’s first transcritical CO₂ hypermarket Danfoss
    Russia’s first transcritical CO₂ hypermarket

    In Voskresensk, Russian retailer Magnit has opened the first hypermarket in Russia using a transcritical booster refrigeration system with carbon dioxide (CO₂) — an eco-friendly and natural refrigerant.

  • Italy's largest hypermarket Danfoss
    Italy's largest hypermarket opts for CO₂ refrigeration

    The use of transcritical CO₂ refrigeration in warm climates has been a hot topic for years. In Milan, the brand new 10,000 m² Iper market is a pioneer in CO₂ refrigeration using ejector technology to enhance efficiency in temperatures up to 38 °C.

  • A case study on ejector efficiency based on four test sites Danfoss
    A case study on ejector efficiency based on four test sites

    The F-gas regulation in Europe and similar legislation in other parts of the world push for low-GWP solutions in food retail refrigeration

  • CO₂ energy efficiency in supermarkets
    CO₂ energy efficiency in supermarkets

    Interest in carbon dioxide (CO₂) as a refrigerant in food retail applications has never been more intense than it is today and as such, there has been a lot of discussion with regards to the energy efficiency of these systems. The energy discussion is focused on two factors: climate change performance and financial justification.

  • Making the case for CO2 refrigeration in warm climates Danfoss
    Making the case for CO₂ refrigeration in warm climates

    In this article, we will explore the pros and cons of different solutions for CO₂ refrigeration in warmer climates – from basic cascade systems to the advanced ejector technology.

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