ICS Cool Energy announced the successful installation of a new process cooling system at one of UK’s leading multinational breweries. The system will deliver 1.2MW of process cooling to the new beer bottling plant line and features ICS Cool Energy Imperium chiller with a near-zero global warming potential (GWP) R-1234ze refrigerant. For their latest expansion project involving a brand-new beer bottling plant, the brewery was looking for a non-ammonia-based cooling line that would be able to supply steady low-temperature process cold with the utmost attention to sustainability.
Modular approach and stand-by system for contingency in case of failure
ICS Cool Energy came up with a modular approach, designing a system consisting of the Imperium air-cooled screw chiller capable of delivering 1.2 MW of capacity and supplying return cooling fluid at 0°C temperature. The modular system installation allows the brewery to duplicate it and create a complete stand-by system for contingency in case of any failures. The Imperium units feature ultra-low GWP, hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) R-1234ze refrigerant, which in chillers can outperform ammonia even by 25% according to the energy efficiency ratio (EER) analysis. R-1234ze is mildly flammable and non-corrosive in comparison to ammonia, which is toxic and, if leaked, can pose serious risks to human health and food and beverage operations.