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Propane Display Cases (R290): An Ecological and Economical Choice

Environmental consciousness has been at the core of many businesses’ decisions for several years now. This trend is observed in various sectors, including commercial refrigeration. Actors in the food retail industry are now making more ecological choices when it comes to selecting refrigerated display cases. Commercial display cases powered by natural gas are gaining popularity among the solutions available in the current market. Discover the numerous advantages offered by this green solution in the field of refrigeration.

Low Environmental Footprint

Propane, also known as R290, is a natural refrigerant that does not contribute to ozone layer depletion, as it contains neither chlorine nor fluorine. Refrigerated cases using R290 thus help reduce your carbon footprint as well as greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, unlike some other synthetic refrigerants, propane does not have a high global warming potential (GWP), meaning it does not significantly contribute to climate change. Commercial fridges using R290 gas have a global warming potential (GWP) of three, which is significantly lower than the average GWP of most commercial refrigerators using synthetic refrigerants.

An Economical Choice

One of the primary reasons why businesses are turning to propane-powered refrigerated display cases is for their energy efficiency, and thus cost-effectiveness. Thanks to the thermodynamic properties of this natural gas, propane refrigeration systems are not only more environmentally friendly but also less expensive to operate due to their energy efficiency. They maintain stable temperatures while using less energy, which can result in substantial savings on your energy costs. It is an economical solution for the user and beneficial for the planet.

A More Efficient and Quieter System

R290 refrigerated display cases feature smaller and quieter compressors, which despite their reduced size, are highly efficient and produce minimal heat. The R290 refrigerant stands out as an energetically efficient solution, demanding less energy while providing excellent thermal stability to achieve the same level of cooling as alternative refrigerants. This ensures a consistent and uniform temperature, ensuring the freshness and preservation of products.. Additionally,  with the compressor being smaller, these cases offer larger storage and display space, which is advantageous when floor space is limited.

Regulations and subsidies

Businesses face more stringent environmental regulations limiting the use of synthetic refrigerants,  making propane even more appealing for those wishing to remain compliant with new legislation. Indeed, in the coming years, several measures will be implemented with the aim of gradually reducing or even banning the use of hydrocarbons (HFCs) and other environmentally harmful gases, leaving manufacturers of refrigerated cases and businesses with no choice but to opt for ecological solutions. These measures not only support environmental sustainability but also reduce operational costs, making propane a compelling choice for businesses seeking both compliance and economic advantages.

In summary, propane-powered refrigerated units are an ecological and economical choice for businesses. They reduce environmental impact while offering tangible economic benefits, including reduced operational costs, extended lifespan, and more. If you are looking to improve the efficiency of your business while reducing your carbon footprint, propane refrigerated units are an option to seriously consider.

In collaboration with JBG2, we offer a range of versatile propane display cases that can be used in various industries, including supermarkets, convenience stores, grocery stores, bakeries, fishmongers, butchers, pastry shops, and much more. Whether you need a small or a large refrigerated display case for your business, at Dauphinais, we offer propane options tailored to each application and to meet the specific needs of your business.