SLV & SLVE Compressors for R290 (Propane)

Variable speed compressor for commercial applications.

New SLVE18CN propane variable speed compressor 

The perfect cooling efficiency, tailor-made features and easy integration. This energy-optimized 18 cc. compressor is the perfect choice for food retail, food storage, and other commercial applications.

It comes with our new °CCD® controller featuring speed control through Adaptive Energy Optimization (AEO), frequency signal, or serial communication.

The SLVE18CN is the most powerful hermetic reciprocating variable speed compressor for propane available on the market. Only the variable-speed design can obtain energy savings of up to 40% when compared to fixed-speed compressors in on/off operation mode.

Secop's ultraefficient SLVE18CN compressor uses the environmental friendly refrigerant propane (R290) with a low global warming potential (GWP3).

Secop's most powerful variable speed compressor for propane is the ideal choice for commercial applications like soft scoop ice cream displays, reach-in merchandiser multidecks, refrigerated display cases, stainless steel reach-in freezers and large glass door merchandisers.


  • Suitable for both LBP and MBP applications
  • Achieves more than 2 kW cooling capacity and a COP of up to 2.25 (ASHRAE MBP)
  • Operates continuously inside an evaporating temperature range from -45 to +10°C
  • Energy savings of up to 40% (compared to a fixed speed R404A compressor)
  • Intelligent °CCD® controller with automatic input detection and IP54 housing
  • Easy customization via TOOL4COOL® software
  • Compressor with copper connectors and large baseplates

SLV Compressors for R290 (Propane)

Aligned with the needs of leading supermarket freezer manufacturers in Europe, Secop has developed a variable speed compressor, the SLV, for light commercial applications. These cover chest freezers, stainless steel cabinets and more. As the total cost of ownership becomes more and more focussed in the food retail segments, variable speed compressors are the product of choice; only this design can obtain energy savings of up to 40% when compared to fixed speed compressors in on/off operation mode.

The SLV-Series goes a step further and incorporates sophisticated application circuitry within the motor controller for a higher level of system integration. With its five relay outputs (four neutral pass through and one galvanic isolated relay), a wide range of applications can be realised, e.g. defrosting (hot-gas or electrical), light switching, drain heating, control of evaporator fan, etc. Up to five sensor inputs can be used to log data, provide HACCP functionality and control the temperatures and system functions to tailor the SLV-Series to customer applications. The SLV compressor offers a display providing the necessary user interface, which shows critical information such as temperatures or system status.

Several programmable parameters - by the optional TOOL4COOL® configuration and monitoring software from Secop - and the on-board real time clock create new stand-alone functionalities such as scheduled de-frosting, night or weekend mode, etc.  By using the network functionality of the controller a master/slave architecture for remote controlled (or monitored) systems, with up to 247 separate units, can be built.


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