CO2, or R-744, is a natural, non-toxic, and non-flammable refrigerant with no net greenhouse gas effect. It provides a sustainable solution for ice rinks, with a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 1 and Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) of 0.
CO2 provides the optimum balance of performance, efficiency and safety, ideal for both new installations and retrofits of existing systems. As a natural substance with minimal impact on the environment, it is unlikely to be phased out. It is non-corrosive with most materials, and a good option for R-22 (Freon) replacements.
As of 2020, CIMCO has installed over 50 CO2 ice rinks across North America, which represents approximately 50% of all new rink installations. With our experience, expertise, and commitment to quality, we strongly recommend considering CO2 for your next installation.
CIMCO Refrigeration’s experts can help in the development of your CO2 ice rink project with: