Huayi Compressor Barcelona (HCB), a Spanish manufacturer of hermetic compressors and condensing units, has joined some of the world’s leading producers of hydrocarbon-based refrigeration equipment as a bronze partner on Hydrocarbons21.com.
Under its Cubigel brand, HCB offers a range of propane (R290)- and isobutane (R600a)-based compressors that are used in commercial refrigeration applications such as bottle coolers and freezers.
Part of China-based Huayi Group, HCB was founded in 2013 following the group’s acquisition of Cubigel Compressors.
As of November 2022, Huayi Group said it had sold 72 million compressors across its three brands: Cubigel, Jiaxipera and Huayi. Around 60 million were purchased by the light commercial sector, and around 25% of the units sold were variable-speed.
The group holds around 35% of the global hermetic compressors market, it added.
According to the manufacturer, its mission is to meet the needs of the commercial refrigeration sector with “efficient and innovative solutions” while being “respectful of the environment.”
HCB’s Cubigel Green Cooling Range comprises high-efficiency, hydrocarbon-based and variable-speed compressors, with the manufacturer noting that a combination of these three features is particularly impactful.
Its high efficiency compressor range improve COP by 20–30%, while its variable-speed compressors can improve COP by up to 50% compared to standard models thanks to its low energy consumption, according to the company.
R290 alone can reduce an application’s energy consumption by 12–15% compared to R404A, explained HCB, adding that R290 compressors can offer a higher cooling capacity and COP.
“The major environmental benefits are obtained [by] combining the use of the R290 with the design criteria of our high-efficiency range compressors,” said the manufacturer. “These compressor models, in their more advanced versions, can save up to 35% of energy when compared with standard efficiency series of R404A.”
“The major environmental benefits are obtained [by] combining the use of the R290 with the design criteria of our high-efficiency range compressors.”Huayi Compressor Barcelona
HCB showcased its latest R290 compressors and condensing units at the Chillventa trade show in October 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany.