Industrial CO2 (R-744) Refrigeration System Design

CO2 Refrigeration Design and InstallationIndustrial CO2 Refrigeration System

Discovery Designs Refrigeration is a full-service refrigeration company. We handle every aspect of your industrial CO2 refrigeration system.

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National CO2 Refrigeration System Supplier

In the last decade, CO2 has begun replacing HFCs and CFCs as the dominant source of industrial refrigerant in the nation. Though HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) do not deplete the ozone layer, they are major potential accelerants for global warming, which is why they’re being phased out. Companies are looking ahead and realizing the inevitable need for change. This anticipation has led them to adopt the more environmentally friendly refrigerant, CO2.

Benefits of CO2:

  • 1 = GWP (global warming potential)
  • 0 = ODP (ozone depletion potential)

Industrial CO2 vs. Ammonia Refrigeration Systemsco2 refrigeration system design

A key characteristic of your industrial refrigeration system is the refrigerant of choice. Discovery Designs Refrigeration utilizes either CO2 or ammonia depending on your specific needs.

Both CO2 and ammonia have been used as industrial refrigerants in a whole host of different industries since the 1800s. These refrigerants are considered “natural” refrigerants, and are thought to be environmentally friendly alternatives to standard Freon cooling systems. They release fewer HCFC’s into the atmosphere, thereby reducing the effect on the ozone layer.

Pros and Cons of CO2 Refrigerants

Pros of CO2 Refrigeration Systems

  • High volumetric cooling capacity
  • Generally non-corrosive; Very similar materials to HFC systems
  • Increased efficiency thanks to decreased pressure drops and high heat transfer
  • Low-toxicity and nonflammable
  • In the event of a leak, direct impact on climate change is extremely low
  • Inexpensive production
  • High potential for heat reclamation
  • Low potential for decomposition within the system
  • Considered a long-term refrigerant

Cons of CO2 Refrigeration Systems

  • Requires specially designed components & compressors
  • Traditionally considered a more complex system
  • Two-stage compression is required for transcritical systems
  • Sensitive to water contamination
We’ve had our hands on a wide variety of industrial refrigeration systems of many types of refrigerants. There is no cookie cutter. We design systems built for your facility for your purpose. What to Choose? Ask Us.

Enhancing Local Refrigeration Systems

Discovery Designs Refrigeration works with all parts of your refrigeration system to better serve your purposes and give you your money’s worth to you. We do it all, ensuring one company fully understands and maintains your refrigeration systems.

Inefficiencies in cooling systems cost you money, and can be a significant portion of your budget. Discovery Designs Refrigeration designs your system with maximum efficiency in mind, considering your location, the climate, and the system’s use in your facility.

Contact Discovery Designs Refrigeration, LLC to find out more about how our services can benefit your company.
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