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Panasonic CO2 CU launches in UK


UK: Following the announcement of the European launch last year, Panasonic has revealed that its 4kW/2hp CO2 condensing unit is now available in the UK.

The new commercial refrigeration range was previewed at the Climatizacion y Refrigeracion exhibition in Madrid in March last year and at the French InterClima show in Paris in November.

Panasonic is not new to this product market and has over 10 years’ experience in developing technologies using CO2 as a natural refrigerant. In Japan, Panasonic has significant expertise in this area with over 6,600 units currently installed in small supermarkets and convenience stores across the country.

Aimed at small supermarkets, convenience stores and petrol stations, the Panasonic units can be set to run at low and medium temperatures with four initial settings which can be modified by turning a simple and user friendly rotary switch to further enhance energy savings.

To ensure a quick and easy install of the product, Panasonic are offering a one box solution that includes the condensing unit, a panel pre-programmed controller, expansion valve and sensors in addition to providing easy to understand instructions.

Panasonic UK marketing manager Tony Nielsen pointed to the benefits of the product’s low carbon footprint, energy saving capacity, reliability and low refrigerant charge. “Installation has also been made easy with its compact size and plug & play applications, ensuring a simple and low-cost install,” he added.

The units are compact, lightweight, have low noise levels and designed to fit into smaller spaces with dimensions of (HWD) 930mm x 800mm x 350mm and weighs only 67kg.

Andy Reed, commercial director of TF Solutions, one of the first of the UK distributors to be stocking the new CO2 condensing units, said: “The new units offer a stable, natural and reliable solution that can help save on energy bills and are suitable for both freezing and refrigeration. We can also supply all complementary products to go with these units, such as K65 pipe and fittings, the CO2 and evaporators.

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