World News

Industry news and insights from Europe and around the World

UK News

Latest news and developments in the United Kingdom


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


General articles, applications and industry analysis

Panasonic launches 20hp CO2 units in Europe

UK: Panasonic is to roll out its 20hp CO2 condensing unit across Europe, joining its existing range of 2, 4 and 10hp units. 

These units can provide operating temperatures from +5ºC down to -35ºC for a wide range of applications including medium temperature and low temperature display cases, walk-in cold stores, blast chillers, freezers and other process cooling applications across a wide range of sectors.

Featuring two of Panasonic’s own two-stage inverter controlled rotary compressors, the units can operate in ambient temperatures from as low as -20ºC and as high as +45ºC. 

The units offer a high degree of flexibility with extended pipe runs of up to 100m and a small compact footprint of just 1.06m2

Features include a night-time low noise operation and energy-saving mode.

The units can operate on a number of control options including those from RDM, Carel, Eliwell and Danfoss.

Having first introduced its 2hp unit in 2017, Panasonic has been gradually extending the range in Europe, adding 4hp and 10hp units. In Japan, the company already has 30hp, 40hp and 80hp units as well as a 15hp model. 

Panasonic offers free CO2 training and access to refrigeration software tools via its Pro-Club website. Installers can also access commissioning tools, which enables the selection of refrigeration capacity, expansion valve, pipework sizing and the ability to calculate the required refrigerant charge.

Related stories:

Panasonic launches 80hp CU in Japan18 August 2021
JAPAN: Panasonic has announced the availability in Japan of a new 80hp CO2 condensing unit. Read more…

Panasonic adds larger CO2 units20 February 2022
JAPAN: Panasonic has announced the introduction in Japan of new 30hp and 40hp units to its revamped range of CO2 condensing units. Read more…

Panasonic to add 4hp CO2 unit25 August 2020
EUROPE: Panasonic is to add a 4hp CO2 condensing unit to its current line up of 10hp and 2hp models introduced into Europe since 2017. Read more…

Latest News

12th July 2024

Chinese HFC blends evaded anti-dumping duties

USA: The US Department of Commerce has ruled that imports of certain blend refrigerants from Turkey, Malaysia and China have been circumventing anti-dumping duties imposed in 2016.
12th July 2024

High temperature heat pump on R513A

EUROPE: Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new high temperature water-to-water heat pump using lower GWP refrigerant R513A.
11th July 2024

Danfoss opens new factory in Mexico

MEXICO: Danfoss has inaugurated a new 40,000m² compressor, sensor and heat exchanger manufacturing plant at its Monterrey campus.
11th July 2024

Belfield chairs FETA Training and Skills Group

UK: Manufacturers’ group FETA has appointed Wendy Belfield, of BEMS controls company InTandem Systems, as chair of its Training and Skills Group.
10th July 2024

Fridge achieves Peak performance

UK: A fridge sponsored by wholesaler Beijer Ref is aiming to raise £5,000 after completing the 100km Peak District Ultra Challenge strapped to the back of charity fundraiser Daniel Fairbrother.
10th July 2024

OCR scanning to speed HVAC spares identification

USA: Parts Town, the distributor of OEM parts for foodservice, HVAC parts and residential appliance equipment, has added visual search capabilities to its mobile app.