As the applications for CO₂ refrigeration systems expand, there is a need to increase competencies around its use in the industry.
To help address this growing need, Danfoss has developed the Mobile CO 2 Training Unit which is packed with CO₂ solutions and interactive learning modules.
CO₂ is rapidly advancing in refrigeration as traditional HFCs are phasing out globally, and retailers are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
The CO2 Mobile Training Unit addresses a critical industry need for training on the emerging technologies in natural
refrigerants, which are both a sustainable and economical choice for refrigeration systems.
Danfoss will hold “open house” sessions to observe the training unit’s equipment and components for CO₂ solutions as well as hands-on training sessions led 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.
Asia Pacific business development manager for Danfoss Food Retail, Inderpal Saund, said the technology for CO2 is available today, although it continues to evolve.
“Part of our mission with the CO2 Mobile Training Unit is to provide system builders, as well as contractors, service technicians, installers, and technical departments with the necessary knowledge about CO2 that will enable them to take advantage of the full potential of this natural refrigerant," he said.
The CO₂ solutions presented 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 the AHR Expo Innovation Award winning ejector technology, which industry experts recognize as key to the evolution of transcritical CO₂ refrigeration.
These ejectors have the potential to enhance the energy efficiency of their systems by up to 20 per cent on the hottest days of the year, thereby solving a problem that previously limited the use of transcritical CO₂ systems to milder climates.
As technologies for implementing CO₂ refrigeration continue to evolve to offer enhanced performance while increasing the ease of use, the Danfoss Mobile Training Unit will constantly be updated with new components, know-how, and learning modules to reflect these changes.
Danfoss’ CO2 Mobile Training Unit will be on display in Sydney from September 12-21, 2017 at TAFE NSW, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Trades, Nirimba College.
In Melbourne the event will be held at the Danfoss Office, 2 National Drive, Dandenong South, from September 27 through to October 6.
Finally, in Auckland, the training unit will be on display at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), from October 24 to November 2, 2017.