As applications for CO2 refrigeration systems expand, there is a need to increase competencies around its use in the industry. To address this growing concern, Danfoss introduces the mobile training unit equipped with CO2 solutions and interactive learning modules for use across the globe to support Danfoss’ worldwide community.
CO2 is advancing in food retail refrigeration as traditional hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are phased out and retailers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. Technology and components for CO2 refrigeration are available today, but many system builders, refrigeration contractors, service technicians, installers, and technical departments of food retailers need to learn how to harvest the full potential of CO2 systems.
“Danfoss is a CO2 solutions provider, and we encourage the use of CO2 as a sustainable refrigerant,” states Hans Ole Matthiesen, segment marketing director, food retail at Danfoss. “Our mobile training unit will promote the benefits of CO2. The training unit features equipment and components for CO2 solutions, accompanied by hands-on training panels, along with onsite instruction by dedicated Danfoss CO2 champions who will share their knowledge of the natural refrigerant’s properties and the opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of CO2.”
The CO2 solutions presented in the mobile training unit range from gas-bypass systems to parallel compression solutions with or without heat reclaim. Moreover, the training unit introduces Danfoss ejector technology, which industry experts recognize in the evolution of transcritical CO2 refrigeration. These ejectors have the potential to enhance the energy efficiency of their systems by up to 20 percent on the hottest days of the year, thereby solving a problem that previously limited the use of transcritical CO2 systems to milder climates.
Technologies for CO2 refrigeration are still evolving to offer enhanced performance while increasing ease of use. As it travels to new locations, the mobile training unit will be updated with new components, information, and learning modules to reflect these changes.
The first stop of the mobile training unit is Danfoss’ North America headquarters in Baltimore, Md., on Jan. 10, 2017. Danfoss will launch several training containers to serve key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia. The training unit can accommodate up to 12 people at a time.