23 June 2021
Temperature control specialist Carrier Rental System has invested in a fleet of very low temperature (VLT) cooling equipment for use in the chemical, power generation, pharmaceuticals, and food production and distribution industries.
The VLT fleet includes chillers, dry coolers and low temperature air handling units able to provide cooling down to minus 45°C, using a high performance refrigeration system based on R449A refrigerant linked to a secondary glycol circuit. The refrigerant’s GWP of 1282 is 67 per cent lower than that of outgoing high GWP refrigerants R404A and R507, and is up to 12 per cent more energy efficient.
The chillers are paired with high-efficiency, inverter-driven VLT pumps with high-performance bearings and seals to handle low temperature fluids. Units are built in a crash-frame for safe shipping on a pallet.
“With our project management and logistics expertise, the new VLT fleet provides a turnkey service for food distribution centres, where a suite of interlocking services are required to maintain continuity of cooling to protect high-value stock, irrespective of swings in ambient conditions,” said Marc White, director and general manager, Carrier Rental Systems UK.