Carnot will be supporting ATMOsphere America for the 3rd year in a row, in San Francisco. The 2014 edition of the leading conference series on natural refrigerants will take place from June 18-19 at the Westin St Francis.
Most well known for their state-of-the art CO2 systems in ice-rinks and commercial food retail systems, Quebec-based Carnot has rapidly risen to the top of the industry since the company was established in 2008.
Carnot has received various awards for its refrigeration innovation and eco-responsibility, some of which include:
- AQLM Excellent Award 2013: for ice-arena systems employing CO2
- EPA “Best of the Best” Award 2013: for CO2 transcritical system in a Hannarford supermarket in Turner, Maine
- Platinum-Level GreenChill recognition: for the same Hannarford store which achieves a rating of zero ozone-depleting potential
Besides working with natural refrigerant CO2, Carnot has implemented NH3/CO2 systems for cold rooms, integrating total recovery of the heat rejected by compressors.
One of Carnot’s most noteworthy case studies is a recreational systems located in the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Center in Quebec, Canada.
The system provides cooling for 3 skating rinks, heats 2 pools, a library and a gym. Efficiency gains by switching to CO2 (from R22) is reported to be around 40% for the ice rinks alone, partly thanks to the direct heat recovery system. The venue also gained 60% more space in their mechanical room due to the relatively compact size of the system.
More about Carnot Refrigeration
When established in 2008, Carnot sought to provide industrial and commercial clients with a thermodynamic option that would diminish environmental impact. Today, the company is experienced in meeting the needs of sports facilities (arenas), large and small supermarkets, distribution centers and the agri-food industry using natural refrigerants.