Since its introduction, Conveni-Pack uses refrigerant R-410A, an HFC refrigerant that allows for high energy efficiency and a compact design, ideally suited for locations with limited outdoor space. It’s all of these features and more that made the Conveni-Pack a popular choice among convenience stores and supermarkets across Europe since several years.
Using a diverse range of refrigerants and continuously exploring ways to provide the best balance between refrigerant GWP, safety, energy efficiency, affordability and total environmental impact is an integral part of Daikin's refrigerant policy. Daikin supports the goals of the Montreal Protocol-Kigali amendment and the EU F-gas regulation to phase down the consumption of HFCs.
Through the Life project, Daikin will research the potential of a Conveni-Pack which uses a non-HFC refrigerant, R744 ( CO2 ) and evaluate mitigation options to ensure the safety and enhance the energy performance, which is a typical challenge of using CO2 as a refrigerant, especially in warm climates.