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Adcock follows Cooling Awards win with unveiling of hydrocarbon chiller range

Fresh from being recognised for environmental achievement, contractor launches range of chillers running on R1270

Adcock Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, fresh from winning RDM Contractor of the Year at the 2014 Cooling Awards, has unveiled new packaged air and water cooled chillers using R1270.

For refrigeration applications the system uses the secondary refrigerant, Hycool, is used, which is a mixture of potassium and water which is environmentally friendly, biodegradable and food safe. In addition, it has very low viscosity which can reduce energy costs by up to 15 per cent, when compared to Glycol, the firm says..

The hydrocarbon chillers offer capacities of between 10 and 600 kW in a range of flow temperatures, making it ideal for all process cooling and air conditioning applications, Adcock notes  Within refrigeration applications Hycool/hydrocarbon chillers can provide up to 125 kW refrigeration capacity with a Hycool supply temperature of -31 deg C.  This makes it ideal for freezer cold stores operating at -22 deg C.

The chiller units are fully weather-proof and can be sited outdoors in temperatures between -20 deg C and +40 deg C.   All chillers come with a two-year warranty and are fully tested and factory certified.

Heat recovery is an option provided by the manufacturer, reclaiming heat from the refrigeration process and using it for a multitude of applications including low temperature under floor heating or high temperature washing down water.

The packaged solutions have the added benefit of reduced on-site installation time.  All units include controls and electrics, a built-in hydronic kit and inverter drive circulation pump(s).  The units are simply connected to the power supply and flow/return pipes on the process side and they are ready for use.

Options for the chillers include fully Stainless Steel construction for Hycool use, built in twin circulating inverter pumps or external pump stations, along with remote internet based controller access, a pump energy optimisation system, twin condenser panels and the latest hydrocarbon refrigerant safety packages. Adcock can supply the chillers tailored to specification as part of complete design and build project.

The contractor sasys that as well as offering extremely low global warming potential and significant reductions in energy consumption, using hydrocarbon chillers will provide a future-proof solution to a wide range of industries including food production, pharmaceutical, retail refrigeration, distribution and process cooling.  In addition the technology can offer the same long term benefits to any commercial air conditioning environment.

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