UPDATE: Secop meets demand for energy-optimized, low GWP compressors in light commercial applications

By Silvia Scaldaferri, Aug 25, 2014, 11:50 2 minute reading

To be launched late spring 2014, the DLE/NLE-CN compressors for light commercial applications will debut on the European and Asian markets. The compressors feature the highest efficiency yet for this small compressor platform, mainly due to the low-GWP (Global Warming Potential) natural refrigerant used: propane (R290). The compressors are designed for light commercial applications as an alternative to synthetic refrigerants such as R404A and R134A. + d

The new energy-optimized R290 compressors by Secop offer end users the option to switch from HFCs to climate-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant propane, resulting in cost savings and reduced capacity demand.

Representing a best-in-class COP, around 30% above the previous generation for light commercial applications, the new DLE/NLE-CN compressors also achieve a GWP rating of 3.3.

Application areas for the DLE/NLE-CN compressors include:

  • Bottle coolers
  • Commercial freezers and refrigerators
  • Ice cream cabinets
  • Display cabinets

With a smaller compressor platform and a height of only 175mm (DLE models) and 203mm (NLE models), effective space allocation within the equipment is possible.

Basic specifications

Performance data DLE models (ASHRAE MBP 220V/50Hz):

  • Cooling capacity 526 - 675W
  • Power consumption 257 - 332W
  • COP 2.04 – 2.05

Performance data NLE models (ASHRAE MBP 220V/50Hz):

  • Cooling capacity 817 - 934W
  • Power consumption 373 – 442W
  • COP 2.11 – 2.19

Showcased at China Refrigeration 2014

Natural refrigerant products, including the DLE and NLE propane compressors, were on display at the Secop booth during the 2014 China Refrigeration conference in Beijing earlier this month. During the event, Secop was recognised by the exhibition’s expert committee as the winner of the 2014 CR Expo Innovation Award in the refrigeration equipment category.

In addition, Secop presented at the “Ozone2Climate Technology Roadshow and Industry Roundtable” co-sponsored by China Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Find Secop at Chillventa 2014!

The energy-optimized R290 propane compressors DLE5.7CN and NLE11CNL - auspicious successors of the well known TL and NL platforms - will be on display at Chillventa 2014 in Nuremberg from Oct 14th to 16th. The new types are ideal solutions for commercial applications such as: bottle coolers, display cabinets, commercial freezers and ice-cream cabinets.

About Secop

Secop is the expert in advanced compressor technologies for household and light commercial refrigeration. In 2010 the German holding company AURELIUS AG acquired Danfoss Household Compressors from the Danfoss Group, Denmark. In connection with the new ownership, Danfoss Household Compressors GmbH changed their name to Secop GmbH.



By Silvia Scaldaferri

Aug 25, 2014, 11:50

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