Find an HVAC Expert in CO2 Natural Refrigerant
With the expansion of regulations on refrigerants to minimize environmental impact, CO2 is a viable alternative to synthetic refrigerant systems in commercial and industrial refrigeration. CO2 is considered a natural refrigerant because carbon dioxide exists naturally in the atmosphere. CO2 is likely to show longevity as a natural refrigerant used by HVAC-R professionals in the commercial refrigeration market.
CoolSys is an expert in the emerging and growing use of CO2 as an alternative refrigerant, with experience that includes engineering, installation, and ongoing maintenance of CO2 systems. Now is an ideal time to plan on converting to an alternative refrigerant, with increasingly strict regulations on the use of traditional synthetic refrigerants. When converting your commercial HVAC-R systems, it is important to use experienced HVAC-R service contractors for the installation and maintenance of CO2 systems.
CO2 as a high-pressure natural refrigerant
Many of the installation and maintenance techniques are similar for conventional chemical refrigerant systems and CO2. However, CO2 is a higher-pressure refrigerant and requires components with the design specificity to meet the demands of high-pressure commercial refrigeration equipment.
The high operating pressures of CO2 as a refrigerant can present challenges that should be addressed by experts during the engineering and design phases of commercial refrigeration installation projects. System components, pipework, tools, and equipment are among the components that need to be rated for high pressures.
Your HVAC-R services contractor should be knowledgeable in properly maintaining a CO2 system, including ensuring a clean system to allow for optimal pressure with the components used. Technicians should also consider leak detection, backup charging, and proper control systems when installing and maintaining commercial refrigeration systems and equipment with CO2 refrigerants.
Count on a CoolSys technician to be knowledgeable in CO2 systems to ensure your systems are continuously running efficiently. Our expert HVAC-R technicians have experience with the design, installation, and maintenance of natural refrigerant systems and can help you achieve the most responsible balance of efficiency and reduced environmental impact in commercial refrigeration applications.