New Dutch distribution centre features NH3/CO2 cascade system

By Sabine Lobnig, Dec 17, 2009, 14:36 1 minute reading

A new distribution centre being built by fruit, vegetable and exotics importer Hillfresh International features a NH3/CO2 cascade refrigeration system that will provide for 21 cold storage units and 7,500 pallet spaces, while minimising the ammonia refrigerant charge.

Centrally situated within Freshport Rijnmond, which is the fruit and vegetables centre for the Netherlands, construction of the 11,500m2 distribution centre is set for completion by the end of the year.

The distribution centre will feature NH3/CO2 cascade refrigeration technology, which compared to conventional refrigerating solutions reduces the system’s ammonia charge by almost 90%, improving safety and making the system more environmentally-friendly at the same time. Safety is further enhanced, with ammonia refrigerant being confined in the machinery room - completely separate from the cooling area.

The following components have been provided by Tranter International AB:
  • NH3 separator
  • NH3/CO2 cascade heat exchangers
  • CO2 vessel
  • Emergency coolers
About Hillfresh and Tranter

Tranter is a global manufacturer of gasketed and welded plate heat exchangers for use in a wide variety of industries.

Hillfresh International is a Netherlands-based importer and exporter of vegetables, fruits and exotic foods.


By Sabine Lobnig

Dec 17, 2009, 14:36

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