• Switft Valinhos store in Brazil.
    Switft Valinhos store in Brazil.

After a test run at its Swift Valinhos store in Brazil, parent company JBS will replace 28 refrigerators and freezers running on R404a with plug-in devices from AHT using R290 refrigerant.

The project was rolled out to 36 stores across Brazil in 2021.

AHT installed KINLEY XL and PARIS cabinets, as well as Daikin VRV air conditioning systems in seven stores.

With AHT project management, all refrigeration and air conditioning systems could be provided from a single source, contributing significantly to greater energy efficiency.

The AHT cabinets were selected because of the low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of the refrigerant R290 which has a 100 year value of only 0,02*. By using propane, the AHT devices offer global best-in-class GWP. Thanks to AHT‘s full plug-in technology, no additional pipes or drainage had to be installed.

Committed to zeroing its greenhouse emissions by 2040, JBS Swift is equipping all Swift stores with new devices that use refrigerants with low GWP.

With the seven new air conditioning system from Daikin, the GWP and TEWI could be massively reduced and high energy savings achieved.

Project at a glance

Replace existing R404a-operated devices at around 36 locations with Propane-operated AHT devices. JBS plans to upgrade an additional 260 stores using the AHT solution. The project also included the Installation and replacement of seven existing air conditioning units with Daikin VRV systems.

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