Nowadays, when people talk about refrigeration technology, the conversation soon turns to the recent developments in this field. Working in the refrigeration technology sector is challenging and interesting. This is thanks not only to the phasing out of F gasses. Synthetic coolant prices have also increased.
Refrigeration systems come in all shapes and sizes. From traditional synthetic coolants to natural refrigerant systems. These natural systems use ammonia, CO2, propane, or a combination of these. Not only investment costs are looked at when choosing the right system. All financial and social aspects are considered. For example, the time of year when the system must perform at its peak is taken into account too.
“In the winter, CO2 direct systems provide good energy results. However, in the summer, with its high temperatures, this is perhaps not the best option," says Siebe Duivenvoorden from the Dutch company, Celtic Cooling.
This company will soon start expanding its refrigeration facilities at Steenwijk Flowers in Abbenes. Steenwijk flowers is a large-scale summer flower producer. "Together with Harry Versluis, an adviser from DLV Advies, we searched for the correct refrigeration system."
"Steenwijk Flowers needs a lot of cooling capacity during the summer months. For this reason, we decided on a propane chiller. This system's primary circuit contains propane. And in this situation, we opted for glycol in the secondary system," Siebe explains.
Celtic Cooling often installs this type of system at various clients. "This type of system is suitable for both smaller and larger refrigeration capacities. We have all the disciplines to design and install refrigeration or freezer cells in-house," concludes Siebe.