Epta is sponsoring the 8th edition of the Conference dedicated to cold technologies organised by the International Institute of Refrigeration and scheduled from 11 to 13 April in Ohrid, Macedonia. The main focus of the event will be a comparative analysis of the global growth in the use of natural refrigerants such as R744 and ammonia.
Taking part in the event will be Maurizio Orlandi, Epta Innovation Centre Manager and Helene Bigaran, Epta System Engineer, while Stefano Trabucchi, Innovation Centre Engineer, will take to the floor to address the session dedicated to CO2 refrigeration, with a speech that will examine success stories relating to the optimisation of transcritical water loop technology for freezer cabinets, guaranteeing excellent performance.
The conference will also be an opportunity for Epta to present the Life C4R – Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration - project, featuring FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency, to the expert audience. This initiative, funded by the European Union in accordance with grant agreement no. LIFE 17 CCM/IT/000120, is aimed at defining a new standard for natural refrigeration in the Retail environment. The project intends to demonstrate that it is possible to completely replace HCFCs and HFCs with CO2-based refrigerantsin any climatic or market conditions. In addition to the development of C4R technologies based on laboratory tests carried out by EPTA, the plan for the two-year period 2018-2020 also envisages the installation of two pilot prototypes to be trialled at the premises of end users in Italy and at least four replicas in Romania, Spain and the rest of the EU, for the purpose of validating the performance of FTE, for an expected result of 15% in terms of energy savings, compared to a standard CO2 booster plant.