Presentations by leading end users, such as Heineken and Red Bull at ATMOsphere Europe 2013 conference on natural refrigerants, are evidence of a growing trend towards hydrocarbon refrigeration in stand-alone units. With over 480,000 of its propane cabinets installed in European supermarkets, manufacturer AHT Cooling Systems has been receiving positive feedback from end users and is optimistic about the future.
Our strategy is 100% HC procurement starting from last year already. One exception for us is Japan where we are facing issue to get components, and to get the right sized compressor with hydrocarbons available,” he said.
R290 is the best refrigerant for use in ice cream cabinets, bottle coolers and commercial freezers,” said Reinhold Resch.
They [the retailers] feel they have a future proof equipment with natural refrigerants,” said Resch.