Space Engineering has launched their latest dual temperature CO2 refrigeration system, which it claims is ideal for convenience stores with limited space.
Modelled on the company’s smallest footprint HFC equivalent, this compact design dual temperature plant is said to be the company’s smallest system in the CO2 range, and is claimed to be suited to a back of house or stock room installation.
The CO2 booster system combines the low and high temperature cooling requirements of convenience stores into a single, packaged plant solution.
The plant allows the application of variable speed drive and digital controls on the compressors provide significant energy saving benefits.
The compressors, vessels and pipework are fully concealed in a sound attenuated enclosure to minimise noise disruption, especially important in the retail environment.
The Emerson Core-Sense technology used on the HT compressors provides full compressor diagnostics, and a CO2 leak detection alarm offers added security.
It’s claimed the system has been designed for easy installation, and also features heat recovery potential when combined with Space Engineering’s heat reclaim technology, designed for space and water heating.
Tony Mills, Plant Manufacturing Director at Space Engineering commented, “We are delighted to have manufactured and delivered the first installation of the market’s smallest, dual temperature CO2 plant.”
“We are continually investigating new and innovative cooling technologies, and our latest model has made natural refrigerants more accessible to the convenience market who previously couldn’t afford the space required for larger CO2 applications.”
Building on the long history of innovative plant supply for the Tesco Express convenience format, Space Engineering has designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned the first of their new CO2 system into Tesco’s Barnstaple Express store.
With the store being located on the busy town centre high street this impacted on equipment deliveries and compromised internal space.
Despite the logistical challenges and the new CO2 technology the complete refrigeration turnkey package, managed by Space Engineering, was completed within the standard 3 week Express fit out programme.
The new CO2 system will now be rolled out into the Tesco Express new store estate, with a further 46 projects planned for completion within the next 5 months.