GF Piping Systems has been supplying plastic piping for secondary refrigeration systems in supermarkets since 1995. Over 500 supermarkets are now functioning perfectly all over the globe in countries such as Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Portugal, UK and USA. Although plastic has primarily been used in MT systems with glycol, since the introduction of the pre-insulated COOL-FIT ABS system, LT systems can now also be installed with no danger of corrosion or condensation build-up.
The use of secondary fluid systems in supermarkets is growing world-wide. Consumers have become increasingly aware of environmental issues and now more frequently take the ecological effects of what they buy and where they buy into consideration. Buying patterns are changing. This consumer trend coupled with environmental action and laws coming into place as a result of the Kyoto and Montreal Protocols is causing supermarket chains to be far more aware of the energy balance and environmental impact of the plants they build.
In reducing the charge of freon gas by 80 to 90 % as well as the electricity demand, secondary refrigeration systems can help to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the refrigeration plant and also the supermarket.