World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom

Products

Keep up-to-date with the latest new products and technology

Features

General articles, applications and industry analysis

Spanish Spar choses A2L refrigeration system

SPAIN: Madrid-based equipment distributor Grupo Disco has supplied its first commercial refrigeration system running on A2L refrigerants to a Spar supermarket in Barcelona.

The new 600m2 Spar supermarket has a total refrigeration requirement of 40kW. To meet this demand, a refrigeration system consisting of two SZXD-72Y DUO A2L units was supplied by Madrid-based company Grupo Disco. 

Designed, with digital scroll compressors, the units are suitable for use with multiple refrigerants, including the lower GWP A2L blends R454C and R455A.

In this installation, carried out in conjunction with Girona-based contractor Instalaciones I Control Del Fred SL, the two DUOs run on R454C to supply the refrigeration demand of the 18 existing services in the supermarket. One unit supplies seven vertical, semi-vertical counters and display cases, while the second unit supplies the service to four cold rooms, a meat processing laboratory, two display cases, two vertical benches and two semi-vertical benches.

The SZXD A2L equipment modulates its capacity from 10 to 100% based on the cooling demand. They have floating condensation as standard and low consumption EC fans. 

To achieve maximum efficiency in the installation, all services are equipped with Danfoss AKV electronic expansion valves and incorporate a Danfoss remote management system with which it is possible to control and supervise the status of all refrigeration services, as well as alarms in real time. 

This project, already in operation, guarantees the client an environmentally friendly installation, with low energy consumption, with a reduced initial investment and optimal operation.

A further advantage is that the main and current components of the system – evaporators, condensers and pipes – can be used without having to be completely replaced, as would be essential in other possible solutions such as the switch to CO2.

With a GWP of just 148, the use of R454C also avoids Spanish F-gas taxes that are levied on all refrigerants above a GWP of 150.

Grupo Disco

Latest News

20th February 2024

F-gas regulation published in Official Journal

EUROPE: The new F-gas regulation has now been published in the EU’s Official Journal, making it legally binding and entering into force in 20 days.
20th February 2024

Carrier Germany increases heat pump training

GERMANY: Carrier Germany is offering new hydraulics training courses  at its training centre on the IKKE campus in Duisburg to support the growing demand for heat pump expertise. 
20th February 2024

Oceanair acquired by builders’ merchant MKM

UK: Air conditioning and heat pump distributor Oceanair UK has been acquired by MKM, the independent builders’ merchant.
20th February 2024

Carrier to build factory and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia

SAUDI ARABIA: Carrier is to build an advanced manufacturing and R&D facility in Saudi Arabia in a partnership with Alat, a new Riyadh-based public investment fund company.
19th February 2024

BDN offers high level monitoring

IRELAND: The first installation of Bitzer’s Digital Network (BDN) in Ireland is providing high-level monitoring, system diagnostics and optimisation for an award-winning deli food specialist.
19th February 2024

Manchester receives heat pump training boost

UK: Daikin UK in partnership with the Green Skills Academy is to deliver the first heat pump training programme for college tutors and staff at nine Greater Manchester colleges.