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Conversion from R404A to R407A brings 25 per cent energy reduction for Spanish store

Refrigerant change saves 500 euros a month for Condis store

Condis Supermercats, together with distributor Tazzetti and contractor Decofrio has undertaken a successful conversion of one of their stores from R404A to Mexichem Fluor’s low GWP alternative R407A, brand-named Klea407A, resulting in significant cost savings for the business.

In November 2012, the Spanish supermarket chain gave the go ahead for a trial that would test the conversion to R407A from R404A in their supermarket in Sant Cugat del Vallès, near Barcelona, Spain.

Results of the trial show that the conversion has resulted in a 25 per cent reduction in energy consumption. This equates to an estimated saving of €500 per month for this store. If this saving were to be replicated across all of Condis’ supermarkets, this could give an energy saving counted in hundreds of thousands of Euros per annum, Mexichem said.

Manel Piñana y Bernat Jiménez, Condis Supermercats said: “We are delighted with the results of the trial. Given the significant cost savings, we will be immediately converting 10 of our stores to Klea407A. When this is complete, we hope to convert our entire chain of supermarkets.”

Alberto Gonzalez, Sales Area Manager for Tazzetti added: “The conversion was quick and simple, and took place without any major changes to the system. It has meant that Condis has been able to significantly reduce energy consumption as well as to reduce the carbon footprint of this store.”

 

 

 

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  • It’s nice to hear about these things but I would appreciate more detail as to procedures etc. Etc. so as we all could trial new refrigerants. ?

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