Hillphoenix® Installs First CO2 Ejector System in North America At Sprouts Farmers Market®
CONYERS, Ga., July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hillphoenix has installed the first CO2 Booster System with ejector technology in North America at Sprouts Farmers Market® in Woodstock, Georgia. The Arizona-based retailer is the first to adopt this state-of-the-art technology, and Hillphoenix is the first manufacturer in North America to introduce the technology as developed by Danfoss in the marketplace.
Hillphoenix CO2 Second Nature® systems with ejector refrigeration technology are some of the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly refrigeration systems available in the market today. In warmer climates, like Georgia, an ejector system combined with parallel compression technology can boost efficiencies and yield substantial savings.
According to Jeff Newel, director of refrigeration systems R&D for Hillphoenix, ejector technology combined with parallel compression can yield significant savings in warm ambient areas like Georgia in the southern United States. “Lab testing conducted in our Conyers, Georgia lab revealed that while parallel compression alone increased the peak energy efficiency of a standard booster system by 8%, using a Danfoss ejector configured as a gas ejector with parallel compression in the same test system increased peak savings to 11.3% when operated under non-optimized conditions. When the system has been optimized – as revealed in tests carried out by our Advansor operation in Europe, savings for parallel compression alone and parallel compression combined with gas ejector technology can achieve peak energy reductions of 15% and 23% respectively.
As they have consistently demonstrated over the last several years, Sprouts continues its commitment to responsible retailing and showing that there are viable options that are available for others who are searching for a more sustainable, energy-efficient refrigeration systems.
Hill PHOENIX Inc., a Dover Company, is based in Conyers, Georgia. The company designs and manufactures commercial refrigerated display cases and specialty products along with commercial and industrial refrigeration systems and integrated power distribution systems. Training, design, energy and aftermarket services are available through the Hillphoenix Learning and Design Centers and The AMS Group. Our mission is to provide fresh, innovative solutions that help our customers stay relevant and competitively differentiated. Our vision inspires us to deliver creative, flexible and responsible innovations in food retail refrigeration. Visit www.hillphoenix.com or call 800-283-1109 for more information.
Sprouts Farmers Market® is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes fresh produce, meat and seafood, bulk foods, vitamins and supplements, packaged groceries, deli, baked goods, dairy products, frozen foods, natural body care and household items catering to consumers’ growing interest in health and wellness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 25,000 team members and operates more than 260 stores in 15 states from coast-to-coast. For more information, visit sprouts.com or @sproutsfm on Twitter.