Panasonic adds 20HP condensing units on CO₂


24 January 2024

Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions has added new 20HP cold chain refrigeration condensing units to its CO₂ (R744) line-up.

The new units join the existing 2HP, 4HP and 10HP systems, and Panasonic says they are suited to a wide range of applications including chilled and low temperature display cases, walk-in cold stores, blast chillers, freezers and other process cooling applications.

In line with Panasonic's commitment to create a low carbon future with its green impact initiative, the launch is said to represent a significant step in the company's strategy to grow within the industrial and retail solutions segment. The objective is to develop a suite of high-performance, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly cold chain refrigeration solutions offering alternatives to the high GWP systems currently in operation.

The units offer a high degree of flexibility with extended pipe runs of up to 100m, a small compact footprint of 1.06m2, reducing the need for larger plant spaces. With features such as night-time low noise operation, the units are suitable for locations close to residential areas, particularly of benefit to the convenience store market. Fully inverter driven, the systems are said to offer high energy efficiency and can operate in ambient temperatures from as low as -20°C and as high as +45°C.

The entire range can be connected to an unlimited number of evaporators or display cases and can provide operating temperatures from +5°C down to -35°C. The units operate on an extensive range of control options providing flexibility irrespective of a client’s requirements in this area.

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Panasonic offers access to training and refrigeration software tools via the Panasonic Pro-Club website. Installers can access free training and commissioning tools, which enables the selection of refrigeration capacity, expansion valve, pipework sizing and the ability to calculate the required refrigerant charge.

Should installers decide to become a Pro Partner, they can earn points towards benefits such as specialist tools from Testo and accredited training courses such as those provided by Business Edge and Cool Concerns. 

The manufacturer says the units comply with future European regulations regarding cooling systems, offering retailers and food outlets a path to long-term savings.