New zero ozone depletion range from Hoshizaki

Hoshizaki’s fifth generation of Gram refrigerators use CO2 – a natural refrigerant with zero ozone depletion potential and a positive environmental impact, according to Stuart Kayes, Technical Manager for Hoshizaki UK and Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR).


He explained that CO2 (R744) is a climate-friendly natural refrigerant that plays an important role in many natural and industrial processes. In fact, CO2 is so sustainable that it has a Global Warming Potential of up to 4,000 times lower than HFC’s such as R404a – an environmentally damaging refrigerant which has now been banned from use in new commercial equipment models.


As such, he said Hoshizaki are now able to offer a range of refrigerators that boast a positive environmental impact.


Simon Frost, Director of Hoshizaki UK & Ireland said the launch “truly marks the next step in sustainable refrigeration developments. It gives our customers a viable alternative to HFC models and ensures they are perfectly placed to be compliant with the latest EU F Gas Regulations.”


Through the launch, Hoshizaki hopes to educate the industry about long-engrained, often negative CO2-related conceptions.


Kayes added: “Hoshizaki is fully aware that many operators will have reservations when it comes to CO2 refrigerants. Offering excellent thermophysical and heat transfer properties, CO2 is also one of the most practical and safest refrigerants available to the industry.”

Suitable for connection to a remotely selected and installed CO2 system, all the cabinets in the CO2 range are designed to be easy to install.