CO2 refrigeration technology

Tropicalized CO2 plants

INTARCON’s solutions with CO2 refrigeration technology are a good alternative for commercial and industrial applications. Commonly known as R744 when used as a refrigerant, carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the most popular natural refrigerants today.

The popularity that CO2 has obtained as a refrigerant is due to its very low impact on the environment compared to HFCs. Also, these gases (hydrofluorocarbons) are very limited by current regulations (F-Gas).

CO2 doesn’t have a negative effect on the ozone layer (Ozone Depletion Potential ODP = 0) and has a low effect on global warming (Atmospheric Warming Potential GWP = 1).


CO2 refrigeration technology solutions have 3 main benefits:


The installation of CO2 refrigeration equipment is synonymous with sustainable investment, as it has a quick return on the initial investment.


CO2 refrigeration systems are easy to install outdoors or on the roof, with no need for a machine room. The units can be incorporated with the innovative kiconex monitoring and control system that allows the refrigeration installation to be controlled remotely.


It is a 100% natural and safe solution with a low impact on global warming. Also, thanks to the thermodynamic properties of CO2, it has a high heat transfer coefficient, is an A1 refrigerant, non-explosive and non-toxic.

  • Ozone Depletion Potential ODP = 0, Global Warming Potential GWP = 1
  • It is economical, and has no risk of obsolescence.
  • Refrigerant with A1 classification: it is not flammable and has a low toxicity (only dangerous in high concentrations).
  • Contains a high heat transfer coefficient.
  • High performance in hot climates, with low energy use.
  • It has no long-term adverse effects and no legal restrictions.
  • It is highly available, as it is obtained as a sub-product of different processes.