Food & Beverage
UK Logistics Center
Frascold and Tecnofreddo develop a tailor-made project for an important logistics hub of an English beverage industry.
Recently, Italian industrial refrigeration company Tecnofreddo received a request from a customer in the beverage industry. Located in the center of the UK, the customer’s 20,000 m2 logistics and distribution center needed a cooling solution that was both efficient and environmentally responsible.
The client requested an air-cooled outdoor chiller with two independent refrigeration circuits capable of cooling multiple areas of the facility. Tecnofreddo chose a solution from their ECO3 line which utilizes natural refrigerants instead of traditional refrigerants.
The chosen design features a central glycol circulation system with all stainless steel piping. To maximize efficiency, inverters drive the compressors and glycol pumps, while a custom-programmed PLC provides the control.
At the heart of the system are two 8-cylinder Frascold W-series semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors ATEX certified and approved for Zone-2 explosive environments, these machines provide the robust performance, safety and reliability needed for this application.
The chiller has a total cooling capacity of 270 kW (135 kW per circuit) and a total refrigerant charge of 22 kg of Propane to cool ethylene glycol from +6°C to +2°C. This system provides the efficiency and flexibility needed to cool the various receiving, storage, and shipping areas of the logistics center.
Frascold shares Tecnofreddo’s commitment to the environment, service, and to providing top-quality solutions to the refrigeration industry.