FTE, a new approach to natural refrigeration

search 09 Jan 2019


Multiple prize-winner at international level,  part of the Life-C4R project


200 installations around the world and numerous awards are confirmation of the reliability of FTE Full Transcritical Efficiency by Epta. The system is already highly appreciated all over Europe, winning the RAC Cooling Award 2017 – Refrigeration Innovation of the Year, key English event for the HVAC&R sector, the German Refrigeration Award 2018, which rewards the development of innovative and energy-efficient technologies, the Italian award Sustainable Development 2018, which celebrates success in the green economy and, finally, the Perifem Award 2018, organised by the French association of Retail technical producers.

FTE is an innovative technology and available on a large scale, the result of a new approach to natural refrigeration, which merges simplicity, reliability, functionality, energy saving and better performance, in any climate condition.

Analysis of the results recorded in South America, Europe and Australia, is evidence of the excellence of the system and confirms a 15% energy saving (compared to a standard CO2 booster plant) and up to 20% lower installation and maintenance costs.

For the important and positive contribution it makes to lowering the greenhouse effect by reducing consumption and the exclusive use of CO2 as refrigerant, FTE has been identified as the key technology to protect the environment and the climate. It has been inserted into the prestigious three-year project entitled LIFE17 C4R –Carbon 4 Retail Refrigeration financed by the European Union, which aims to define the new standards and the technologies of the future for natural refrigeration in the Retail sector.

Presented at Chillventa 2018, the LIFE C4R project is a 3-year long initiative (2018-2021), which is aimed at developing a management protocol in the technical, marketing and communications sector. The strategic plan includes two special projects in Italy, four in Romania, Spain and subsequently in Nordic Countries, to verify the performance in different climatic conditions and conduct a comprehensive analysis of the lifecycle of the systems. A great opportunity for Epta, which thanks to LIFE C4R can propose FTE technology as a standard industrial solution throughout the European Union.

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