Collaborating with the Co-Op on Hydrocarbon cases

Central England Co-op Store, United Kingdom

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The UK is the leading market for higher charge, self-contained cases using hydrocarbons and Pure Cold began supplying hydrocarbon self-contained display cases in 2009. There are permissible system charges of up to 1500g above ground and 1000g below ground when supported by the relevant codes and standards.

Central England Co-operative

As an environmentally responsible retailer, the Central England Co-operative embraced a natural refrigerant selection way before F-Gas regulations mandated a shift from HFC refrigerants. Pure Cold’s first hydrocarbon cases were supplied to the Co-operative’s Oakham store as complimentary spot-selling equipment with the majority of cases supplied on a CO2 DX system. 

Extending the Global Reach of Hydrocarbons

For Pure Cold, a single system design for self-contained cases makes sense not just from a capital expenditure perspective, but also when considering one of the virtues of self-contained case design; simplicity. 

Whilst the UK recognises the usage of higher charge hydrocarbons supported by applicable codes and standards, uptake has been slower in other parts of the world. The Pure Cold R&D team are now engaged in case design for hydrocarbon applications to other markets aligned to the recently approved increase in permissible system charges for A3 refrigerants with other parts of the world selecting IEC-60335-2-89 as the applicable standard for self-contained display cases.