With the January 1st 2020 ban on the use of any virgin refrigerant gas with a GWP above 2500 fast approaching, operators using R404a (GWP 3922) need to consider their options, whether the solution be permanent plant replacement or retrofitting.
Leading solutions provider Dawsongroup temperature control solutions (DGTCS) is advising manufacturers to ask themselves a number of questions now; is it time to replace cold rooms, could process flow be improved if sited elsewhere, are the panels still efficient or are they freezing or chilling too much ambient air? Whether replacing plant entirely to lower running costs or taking a simpler route of retrofitting a lower GWP, the key point is how to minimise any disruption to the business and the service to customers.
Rod Benham, Managing Director at DGTCS, said: “We make customers more efficient within their existing premises. They get the latest refrigeration technology; equipment is manufactured specifically for them with minimal disruption to business by handing over before the current facilities are turned off.
“Current market conditions mean that retrofitting, such as the hire of a mobile plant room piped into an existing cold room, is an increasingly attractive option. DGTCS is also the only provider of chilled inflatable cold stores on the market; they inflate within your current cold room to minimise disruption and offer a fast and flexible solution. Plus, the latest models offer upright sides to increase floor capacity from 14 to 20 UK pallets within the same footprint and can include features such as automated roller shutter doors which provide forklift access.”
DGTCS offers units in a format of 20, 40 or 60 pallets, linked together but remaining virtually airtight.
For more information, call: 01623 516666 or visit their website: www.dgtcs.co.uk