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R744 Refrigeration Solution for Small Supermarkets

Abstract

Application based technology solution is nowadays preferred to achieve the performance of the cooling system configuration at its best. Therefore, benchmarking is an essential criterion which would add value to the optimum system design for various applications. In this study, a case study is carried out for a Milk Bar (small supermarket) to evaluate the potential of R744 cooling system for the similar cooling demand and tropical conditions. Field data collected during a particular time and temperature zone is further used to develop a yearly round performance of the HFC plug-in cabinets for MT and LT applications. The data is further used to develop a centralized R744 booster system that would meet the similar cooling load and demand of all the cabinets in the shop. Based on the cooling loads for the HFC unit, the yearly performance of the R774 booster system is calculated and compared to the existing plug-in solution. It is observed that the yearly electric energy consumption for the R744 centralized refrigeration system is 3.3 M W·h, 24% lower than with the existing solution based on HFCs. Moreover, the economic prospective of the R744 is further discussed to alternative material for the components and centralized unit structure which could empower the system with more reliability and an effective substitute to the synthetic technology for smaller supermarkets.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 257632

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • Unknown
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Termisk energi
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Year

2021

Publisher

International Institute of Refrigeration

Book

9th Conference on Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies Ohrid, R. Macedonia September 16-17, 2021 Proceedings

Issue

2021

ISBN

978-2-36215-046-3

Page(s)

245 - 252

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