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Nolan’s supermarket installs first Panasonic CO2 condensing unit in Ireland

Nolan’s Supermarket in Clontarf, Dublin, recently completed a major modernisation project which has totally transformed this much-loved Supermarket into a brand new, exciting shopping experience.

A particular focus of the project was to create a state-of-the-art refrigeration system operating on the ‘Zero Ozone Depletion’ plus ultra-low GWP of 1 natural refrigerant CO2 and as part of the scheme, Tech RAC of Dublin installed Panasonic CO2 Cold Chain units and NX cassette systems fitted with the latest nanoe X technology.

Nolan’s Supermarket celebrated its 60th year in business with an extension and full refurbishment which completely overhauled the existing store. The store owners were looking for a reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly solution for its refrigeration requirements. Improving the interior environment and enhancing protection is ensured by the addition of Panasonic cassette air conditioning Units incorporating nanoe X technology, which can inhibit the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).

Alongside the cold rooms, cabinets and display units, several satellite fridges were also installed which run off five Panasonic CO2 Condensing Units (3 x 4HP units, 1 x 10HP unit and 1 x 2HP unit). “We were initially drawn to Panasonic’s CO2 Cold Chain units because environmentally CO2 is a very attractive natural and alternative refrigerant choice”, commented Jim Weldon, Director of Tech Refrigeration. “The Panasonic units also has several unique thermo-physical properties and for this application, the Panasonic CO2 Cold Chain units deliver high performance, are reliable and are ultimately very efficient. Installing Panasonic AC with nanoe X technology has the  added benefit of being able to improve protection against certain viruses and bacteria for staff and customers within the store environment was a great bonus.”

“Nolan’s Supermarket represents the heart of a local community, an independent and family run business that is a staple in Clontarf,” commented Vincent Mahony, Panasonic heating and cooling Ireland national manager. “We are delighted to have been able to provide our CO2 Cold Chain units plus the NX cassette units with nanoe X technology, which helps to inhibit the effects of certain viruses and bacteria, including the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), both in the air and on surfaces for improved protection, 24/7. The CO2 Cold Chain units have a notable track record for reliability and efficiency with a clever two stage compression rotary compressor - and for it to be the first of its kind in Ireland is an impressive achievement!”

The Panasonic CO2 Cold Chain units are suitable for both refrigerated and freezer showcases, as well as walk-in freezers and cold rooms – offering a solution for all commercial refrigeration needs. The technology has been specifically developed for small to medium capacity applications within the retail and food service sectors. The range available in Ireland features units for medium temperature (4kW to 16kW) and low temperature (2kW to 8kW) condensing units.

The NX inverter cassette unit is a modern flat-panel design to blend into any space. It provides a powerful turbo fan and intelligent econavi sensor to ensure high energy efficiency and exceptional comfort with a circulation function to evenly distribute the air and minimise temperature gaps throughout the store.  Featuring integrated nanoe X, these cassettes have been developed to satisfy today’s customer needs such as high energy saving, comfort and healthier air.

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