It’s hard to imagine with everything we have in our modern society that new technology is continually being developed. Eco-friendly activists have always observed fridges with a raised eyebrow; while it is essential to keep one’s foodstuffs cold, the refrigerants that most modern fridges use hurt the ozone layer with prolonged use. However, new technology advances trump current refrigerants, and now more than ever with the unveiling of the first CO2 container refrigeration system. The worldwide implications of this are huge with many frozen courier services now able to offer less carbon emission with the new and latest technology.
Cleaner and Greener
It’s exciting to note that these new technologies will help combat carbon emission which is seen as a large drawback to the refrigeration industry. By using CO2 , the design of the new technology has the ability to reduce these emissions by a measurable 30% compared with most typical fridge units. Aside from that, the power needed to generate these units has been slashed significantly, saving on gas costs which goes further to keep operation costs down for companies using the new refrigeration technology.
Effective and Efficient
Information about the new technology is difficult to put into layman’s terms, but there has been an overhaul of the older system replacing many parts that contributed negatively on the old systems. Some of these include a variable-speed drive regulating the compressor which makes for more consistent chilled distribution; this automatically adjusts the compressor’s output to provide a precise amount of cooling to meet demand. Another new technology design is in the condenser which has been replaced with a new heat exchange system that has been named the ‘gas cooler.’ The gas cooler is situated around the fan, maximising heat transfer surface which results in proficient design maximising effectiveness in a light and compact design.
News on the new technology is that maintenance and service on it will be entirely the same as older units which makes buying into the CO2 units less of an investment risk. The unit will also come complete with a comprehensive training regiment which makes its operation very easy to learn. The interface has been kept to a standard that mimics most modern refrigeration units which is good news for technophobes and novices to the game.
With less carbon emission, cheaper operational costs, upgraded components, an extensive training programme and familiar interface controls it seems the new CO2 refrigeration units have absolutely no cons with all the benefits one would expect from new technology; the future is looking cool.