In 2018, Staay Van Rijn opened a new location in Venlo, the Netherlands. Different areas are refrigerated in this ca. 12,000m2 building. There is a cell block where various kinds of fruit and vegetables can be stored. Temperatures in these cells vary from +1 to +10 Degrees Celsius.
There is a large central hall which is completely cooled at a temperature of +10 to +12 Degrees Celsius. Finally, there is a large Cash and Carry department where end users can buy products directly. This Cash and Carry section is divided into three different temperature zones.
Three central cooling systems were chosen for the refrigeration of the different areas. These installations have a combined cooling capacity of 1,500 kW. CO2, directly applied, was chosen as the cooling agent.
The arising residual heat is cleverly used. All the evaporators are defrosted using warmed-up glycol. This results in a considerably more favorable use of energy compared to electric defrosting. The remaining residual heat is used for additional warming of the office space.
Mostly double-sided evaporators with radial fans have been installed in the building. These ensure good air distribution as well as the optimal use of the cooling blocks.
After the past summer and 2019's warmer days, it seems the installations provided kept the desired temperatures in the areas constant, even under these conditions.
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