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Dec. 14, 2012: CO2 as a Refrigerant Gains UL Approval

December 14, 2012
CONYERS, Ga. — The use of CO2 as a refrigerant in transcritical refrigeration applications has received Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listing.

Hillphoenix Inc. announced that its Advansor by Hillphoenix CO2 booster refrigeration system has received UL listing in both the United States and Canada. With this new designation, CO2 transcritical refrigeration by Hillphoenix is now available to customers in North America, the manufacturer said.

Advansor A/S specializes in the design and manufacture of CO2 transcritical refrigeration and heat pump systems for supermarkets and light industrial applications.

It was announced that Advansor by Hillphoenix CO2 booster refrigeration systems are compliant with the Machinery and Pressure Equipment Directive — MD (06/42/EC) and PED (97/23/EC) — and are CE marked in accordance with rules of the European Union. Hillphoenix now adds the UL mark to its list of European and U.S. designations.

“Hillphoenix is pleased to be the first manufacturer of UL listed CO2 booster systems North America. The UL listing is an important step forward in our efforts to bring innovative, sustainable HFC-free refrigeration systems to the North American market,” said Scott Martin, director, sustainable technologies for Hillphoenix. “With UL listing, we can begin fulfilling orders from our U.S. supermarket customers and support their efforts in the transition to HFC-free refrigeration.”

Publication date: 12/10/2012