To Ekkapong Tangsirimanakul, Managing Director of Patana Intercool, the switch to natural refrigerants was a no-brainer. He hopes his company's move will inspire others to turn to Green Cooling technology.
Ekkapong Tangsirimanakul is the Managing Director of Patana Intercool, a Thailand-based manufacturer and exporter of commercial refrigerators and display cases for supermarkets, convenience stores, cafes and restaurants. Mr. Tangsirimanakul is convinced that companies should offer clients the right refrigeration solutions and recognises the huge potential of natural refrigerant-based technologies.
Mr. Tangsirimanakul, what made Patana Intercool decide to adopt Green Cooling technology?
As a manufacturer of refrigeration equipment, we knew we were playing a part in the increased CO2 emissions and the destruction of the ozone layer. The more our company grew, the more emissions were emitted, and the more concerned we became about our business strategy. We thus asked ourselves if there were things we could do differently. That was about three years ago when we first knew about green refrigerants. Now, our company is in the process of converting our entire range to R290 by 2025.
What benefits do you see in this Green Cooling technology?
There are three major benefits. Natural refrigerant helps us reduce costs in the long term, sustains our business model and boosts customers’ confidence in our products.
With R290, the amount of refrigerant that is charged into each unit is reduced by half. Green refrigerant is second to none in securing our place as a leader in the business, thanks to its close to zero global warming potential (GWP). All of this prepares us for the trend in the market where more and more customers demand green products.