Danfoss recently introduced a mobile training unit equipped with carbon-dioxide- (CO₂-) refrigeration solutions and interactive learning modules for use across the globe.
CO₂ is rapidly advancing in food retail refrigeration, as traditional hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are phased out and retailers look 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 says.
“Danfoss is a leading provider of CO₂ solutions, and we encourage the use of CO₂ as a sustainable refrigerant,” Hans Ole Matthiesen, segment marketing director, food retail, Danfoss, said. “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 on-site 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 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 Danfoss’ new ejector technology, which Danfoss says has the potential to enhance the energy efficiency of systems by up to 20 percent on the hottest days of the year.
As it travels to new locations, the mobile training unit will be updated with new components, information, and learning modules.
The first stop of the mobile training unit is Danfoss’ North America headquarters in Baltimore on Jan. 10. 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.