Robert Franklin of Climate Center.

Climate Center expands product range

Published:  24 April, 2013

Climate Center is dramatically expanding its product offering to become a one-stop shop for installers.

Following its recent launch of Carrier chillers and Kingspan cold rooms, Climate Center is introducing electrical containment, bracketry and catering spares, including door seals and other common replacement parts.

Robert Franklin, who heads Climate Center’s refrigeration business, said: “Contractors increasingly get involved in multi-disciplinary projects that cross traditional trade boundaries. It has always happened to some extent in the catering and hospitality sector, where refrigeration and air conditioning operate alongside hot kit for cooking and storing food.

“We believe the trend will increase in the future and want to ensure customers can source everything they need from us, so they don’t have to waste time scouting around for parts among multiple suppliers.”

The new ranges include electrical containment systems and bracketry to support the trend among contractors to take on this specialist aspect of installation work. The expanded offering includes a new range of fan motors and the innovative

K65 copper tube and fittings, designed for use with the new high-pressure CO2 systems. There are as also two new ranges of condensing units: the Optyma Plus New Generation from Danfoss and the updated Silensys range.

In addition, the company is introducing a new range of Searle RF air-cooled condensers, a new range of DWM Copeland semi-hermetic stream compressors and new economy flat-pack housings for L'Unite condensing units.

On the gases front, Climate Center is promoting the Trace-A-Gas system, which uses a hydrogen marker for pinpointing the tiniest refrigerant leaks.

Trace-A-Gas, made by refrigerant specialist A-Gas, is a non-flammable, non-toxic mixture of 5 percent hydrogen and 95 percent nitrogen. Hydrogen makes an excellent leak indicator as it penetrates the smallest fractures in pipe work, joints and components due to its exceptionally small molecular size.

On the equipment front, the company has added its award-winning Beermaster free-cooling cellar cooler to the catalogue. Developed in collaboration with GEA Searle and Mitchells & Butlers, it delivers big energy savings for publicans with an attractive payback.

Other additions include spare parts for commercial refrigerated cabinets, Kingspan refrigeration controllers, new ranges of condensate pumps from Aspen, Hi-Flow and Blue Diamond, brazing alloys, compressor lubricants, Testo test equipment, and alternative ranges of fan blades, guards and brackets.

Mr Franklin said: “Our overall aim is to help our customers succeed by delivering the best products, available from a single source and backed by outstanding technical support and customer service. We believe it adds up to an unrivalled package.”

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