DENMARK: Danfoss has finally launched a CO2 version to its popular Optyma range of condensing units.
First mooted for launch in early 2021, the new Optyma iCO2 condensing unit is said to offer a quiet “natural” refrigerant alternative for cold rooms and display cases. Danfoss says the new unit is produced in Europe and is now available to order.
Described as a plug-and-play solution with an easy-to-use interface, the Optyma iCO2 is said to ensure trouble-free start-up and fast commissioning. This stackable unit is also designed with two doors to provide easy access for servicing.
Noise levels are reduced to under 35dB(A) at 10m – decreasing the noise level by nearly two times compared to other HFC variable load systems. Danfoss attributes this to the use of its BLDC scroll compressor, high performance sound insulation, and low noise fan.
The iCO2 also offers scalable connectivity thanks to CAN bus gateway devices. The unit can operate stand alone, through evaporator management, and/or connected to the System Manager.
It can operate reliably up to an ambient temperature of 46°C. It is also PED 1 classified, so it can be self-certified by installers.
With a high turn down variable load, the Optyma iCO2 is suitable for both single- and multi-coldroom operation, resulting in reduced operational costs.