South Africa’s first carbon dioxide refrigeration plant commissioned


The first supermarket-based carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration plant has been commissioned in South Africa, at a Woolworths store north of Johannesburg, and is delivering encouraging efficiency.

The news comes from the latest edition of the SACGA’s Gas Focus publication, which reports that the plant is operating extremely efficiently and this new application will benefit our industry worldwide.

According to Gas Focus, the store opened in October 2009 and the developer of the system is Commercial Refrigeration Services (Pty) Ltd (CRS). A first for South Africa, the plant has now been commissioned.

Woolworths commissioned CRS to research the use of CO2 in its quest to be the pioneers of ozone-friendly refrigerants in supermarkets in Southern Africa.

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