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Commercial refrigeration unlocks smart, sustainable heat production

August 28, 2023

Carrier's HeatCO2OL heat pump’s design draws power from both natural and what would otherwise be wasted heat sources.

Photo Credit: Carrier

Carrier has launched its new HeatCO 2 OL range of heat pumps, featuring a compact, efficient design that uses renewable energy sources to reduce carbon emissions and help customers accelerate their sustainability efforts, all delivered with a low total cost of ownership.

The HeatCO2OL heat pump’s innovative design draws power from both natural and what would otherwise be wasted heat sources and combines this with the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a natural refrigerant – which is non-flammable, non-toxic, non-corrosive and has a global warming potential (GWP) of only 1. This offers a more sustainable energy supply solution to heat or cool commercial buildings, district heating grids, as well as a range of industrial processes.

“Using renewable energy presents a solution to sustainably heat more homes, stores and offices,” said Gary Fuller, European Industrial Sales Manager, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration. “The HeatCO2OL range can sit at the heart of any ‘smart city,’ offering an environmentally responsible energy solution that can help customers of all sizes reduce their carbon footprint.”

The HeatCO2OL units can supplement traditional boilers with hot water up to 90°C, as well as provide sustainable cooling that can replace existing comfort or process chillers. Three different temperature grades can be managed simultaneously on the same system, and by connecting units in parallel, customers can gain access to a heating capacity between 40kW and 8MW. Factoring in the HeatCO2OL’s ultra-compact design, the system provides an ideal solution for a wide array of applications.

The unit’s highly efficient design also results in a significant reduction of both direct and indirect emissions.


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