R744.com: ATMO America: AREA CO2 Condensing Units Expected in U.S. by End of 2022

Barcelona-based OEM AREA Cooling Solutions has announced that it expects to bring its CO2 (R744) condensing units to the U.S. market by the end of 2022, providing a new natural refrigerant option for small supermarkets and convenience stores.

Well-known in Europe as a manufacturer of inverter CO2 condensing units, AREA is currently working through the certification process with U.S. safety standards body UL for its iCOOL CO2 product range. The company expects to have this finalized by the end of the year.

In the U.S., CO2 condensing units have rarely been used in supermarkets, which favor rack systems, or in convenience stores, which typically install HFC condensing units or self-contained cases.

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