To address the increasing need to develop competency around the use of applications for CO₂ refrigeration systems, international technology provider Danfoss recently released the mobile training unit equipped with carbon dioxide (CO₂) solutions and interactive learning modules for use across the globe to support the company’s worldwide community.
CO₂ is rapidly advancing in food retail refrigeration as traditional hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are phased out and distrubutors 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.
"We encourage the use of CO₂ as a sustainable refrigerant," says Hans Ole Matthiesen, Segment Marketing Director of Food Retail at Danfoss, commented. "Our mobile training unit will go a long way in promoting 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 in-depth knowledge of the natural refrigerant’s properties and the opportunities and challenges surrounding the use of CO₂."
The training solutions outlined in the mobile training unit range from simple gas-bypass systems to more complex parallel compression solutions with or without heat reclaim. Moreover, the training unit introduces Danfoss’ brand new ejector technology, which industry experts recognize as key 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.
The first stop of the mobile training unit is Danfoss’ North America headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 10, 2017. Danfoss will launch several training containers to serve key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia.
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