Star Refrigeration has helped a leading food manufacturer to reduce its carbon footprint by replacing an industrial refrigeration plant using synthetic refrigerants with a natural refrigerant – carbon dioxide.
Uin Foods produces 25,000,000 private label pizzas for top retailers each year. Star offered a bespoke solution comprising an industrial CO2 refrigeration packaged system and a spiral freezer. When combined, the Star's Envifreeze and the Helix spiral freezer deliver an eco-friendly in line cooling solution. The system is said to be unique in the industry, as it utilises CO2 as a natural refrigerant even though the plant has relatively low capacity.
Uin Foods' pre-engineered packaged system, which is designed to chill or freeze pizza bases with the flexibility to programme up to six different product sizes, provides 200kW of refrigeration capacity at -40C. Up until now, those seeking refrigeration solutions in an industrial setting but with a capacity of under 300kW faced something of a conundrum as the F-Gas Regulation is moving end-users away from HFCs while, at the same time, the use of industrial ammonia systems is unsuitable in certain applications due to its capital costs and H&S requirements.
David Wallace, Sales Director of Star Refrigeration, said: "We are thrilled to be able to provide a bespoke turnkey solution for a well-respected manufacturer such as Uin Foods. Before we launched our industrial CO2 refrigeration packages, there was no clear pathway for businesses which required a capacity of under 300KW but wanted to move to natural refrigerants. Thanks to our in-house design team and specialist technicians, we could deliver this refrigeration and freezing solution in just a couple of months, providing benefits to the customer for many years to come.''
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