Precision embrace new low GWP solutions & offer R-1234ze in all new refrigerator models



Established in 2008, Precision Refrigeration is a leading manufacturer of professional refrigeration products in the UK, committed to protecting the environment and continually seeking solutions to improve the energy efficiency of their products.

 

Their British built refrigeration products are installed in a variety of foodservice establishments including restaurants, hotels, bars, fast food chains and production kitchens, meeting the needs of customers all around the world.
Lead by Managing Director Nick Williams, the team at Precision pride themselves as having one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry and contin¬ually seek to use new low GWP (Global Warming Potential) solutions for their customers without the flammability of hydrocarbons.

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Climalife have worked with Precision since 2011, and introduced the new Honeywell HFOs and HFO blends that are being brought to market. During the ACR show in 2012 an introduction was made to Honeywell, and Precision conducted some trials on various low GWP options with a view to bringing new products to market as soon as possible.

 

Foodservice refrigerants of the future - now available on all Precision refrigerator models

This year, Precision have been making big step changes within their sector, continuing to demon¬strate their commitment to offering products that protect the environment. Following extensive tests, Precision have become the first to offer the very low GWP refrigerant R-1234ze as an option across its refrigerated storage range, from under counter cabinets to blast chillers.

R-1234ze is a one of a new generation of HFOs available with a GWP of only 7* and is now being offered by Precision instead of R-134a which has a GWP of 1430. The performance of R-1234ze has been shown to be comparable with R-134a in their equipment and is non-flammable at tem¬peratures below 30°C. By moving quickly to very low GWP options and maintaining an energy efficient product, Precision is able to meet all future environmental requirements with a refrigerant with a GWP below 150.

 

Nick Willams says “We’ve been trialling Solstice® ze manufactured by Honeywell for around two years. It performs as well as, if not better than, tra¬ditional refrigerants like R-134a and hydrocarbon R-290 in our equipment. With some minor modifi¬cations we have made, the Solstice® ze cabinet is more efficient than R-134a. It runs particularly well in high ambient conditions, which is ideal for the foodservice industry.”

"HFOs like Solstice® ze are more environmentally friendly than traditional refrigerants such as R-134a and safer than hydrocarbons: they are the foodservice refrigerants of the future."

 

Peter Dinnage, Technical Director of Climalife UK comments “although R-1234ze theoretically has a lower capacity than R-134a, minor modifica¬tions can be made that recover any loss in new equipment”.