Debuting at the IIAR Conference, the Azanefreezer 2.0 packaged unit cuts ammonia charge 96% and features new energy-saving components
The Azanefreezer 2.0
Azane Inc, U.K.-based Star Refrigeration’s low-charge ammonia manufacturer for the U.S. market, is set to launch the latest version of its packaged low-charge ammonia refrigeration unit, Azanefreezer 2.0, at the 2019 IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Expo in Phoenix, Arizona, March 3-6.
Designed for cold-storage warehousing and food-processing applications, the air cooled Azanefreezer 2.0 will be manufactured in the U.S. The unveiling of the new product range follows the launch of the Azanechiller 2.0 last year.
According to Azane, the Azanefreezer 2.0 reduces ammonia charge by up to 96% compared to traditional ammonia systems, increasing safety and diminishing regulatory burden while avoiding future regulation and higher running costs of HFC refrigerants.
Azane also touts the efficiency of the system. For example, the company has added a variable compressor Vi, which “optimizes the Azanefreezer efficiency and brings something totally unique in a distributed system package,” said Caleb Nelson, vice president, business development for Azane. ”The updated product brings an allowance for an even lower minimum condensing temperature and gives us an exceptionally efficient solution for convertible rooms as well.”
“Altogether, we have reduced running costs by 10% at low temperature and by over 20% at chill temperature,” said Nelson.
Other physical improvements, he added, “reduce maintenance costs further and extend life-span with the use of stainless steel piping, stainless steel electrical cabinets, and improved insulation systems.”
In addition, every Azanefreezer 2.0 and Azanechiller 2.0 now come with Ethos, Star Refrigeration’s performance-optimization and energy-monitoring system. The remote monitoring technology monitors output 24 hours a day.
“Refrigeration end users will now benefit from a specialist refrigeration monitoring system and will receive valuable recommendations for cost saving via a live web-based dashboard without any additional hardware costs,” said Nelson.
“Altogether, we have reduced running costs by 10% at low temperature and by over 20% at chill temperature.”
– Caleb Nelson, Azane