FRANCE: Carrier has launched the MiniCO2OL Compact CO2 refrigeration unit, a new generation of its MiniCO2OL range of racks for convenience stores and supermarkets.
The new MiniCO2OL Compact line offers capacities of up to 190kW for medium temperature applications and 56.5kW for low temperature applications. The units operate with a standard 60bar of pressure and are supplied with a 188 litre receiver, which can be upgraded to 300 litres.
Key to the energy efficiency gains offered is the ability to reclaim heat for either tap water, central heating, or both, where specified. The new models are also available with the option of an advanced capacity control unit, enabling capacity modulation of between 10% and 100% on the first medium temperature compressor.
“This new range is now easier to configure, more cost-effective and we can manufacture and deliver it faster,” said Gaël Grenat, Carrier’s product management and marketing director. “We estimate a reduced lead time of just six to seven weeks for the new models, providing a huge benefit for installers and customers.
“By standardising and simplifying the range, we estimate we can address around 80% of the demand we see in this sector,” Grenat added. “We will continue to offer the customisable legacy MiniCO2OL design, ensuring a Carrier solution for every application.”
For maximum flexibility, the MiniCO2OL Compact unit is designed for operation with a wide range of controllers from multiple brands. Additional benefits are said to include an open frame offering better access to components for maintenance, clearly identified cable trays, and a simplified control panel for ease of operation.