Castel announces Silver Partnership on R744.com: new Ball Valves coming soon

By Silvia Scaldaferri, Sep 19, 2014, 11:06 2 minute reading

Italian-based Castel is a leading global manufacturer of components for refrigeration and air conditioning systems, serving more than 75 countries. Recently announcing its Silver Partnership with R744.com, Castel will soon showcase a new series of Ball Valves, for installation in commercial and industrial refrigeration systems, as well as heat pumps, on R744.com. See preview below.

The growing trend towards CO2, especially in Europe, suggests that in just two years the number of CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems has increased in Europe by 177%, according to a research by sheccoTM. In heat pump applications, following the success of CO2 technology in Japan, where 600,000 units are sold on average each year, manufactures in Europe are hoping to reach annual sales in the tens-of-thousands by 2015.

Coming soon to R744.com

Following specific requests by the industry’s system manufacturers supplying this “wave” of CO2 refrigeration systems to supermarkets across Europe and North America, Castel developed a new series of Castel Ball Valves previewed below.

6598E Ball Valves
- basic specifications:

  • Refrigerant R744 (CO2)
  • AISI 304 connections from 6mm to 42mm
  • Bi-directional flow
  • Maximum pressure work 140bar.
  • Minimum/ maximum temperature -40°C/ 150°C.
  • Certificates 97/23/CE

6570EL - 6590EL Ball Valves
- basic specifications:

  • Refrigerant R744 (CO2)
  • Copper connections from 6mm to 54mm
  • Bi-directional flow
  • Maximum pressure work 60bar.
  • Minimum/ maximum temperature -40°C/ 150°C.
  • Certificates 97/23/CE

6590E Ball Valves - basic specifications:

  • Refrigerant R744 (CO2)
  • Copper connections from ¼” to 42mm
  • Bi-directional flow
  • Maximum pressure work 80bar
  • Minimum/ maximum temperature -40°C/ 150°C
  • Certificates 97/23/CE

6597E Ball Valves
- basic specifications:

  • Refrigerant R744 (CO2)
  • K65 connections from 3/8” to 54mm
  • Bi-directional flow
  • Maximum pressure work 120bar.
  • Minimum/ maximum temperature -40°C/ 150°C
  • Certificates 97/23/CE

On display at Chillventa - Hall 6 / 6-342

From October 14-16, one of the world’s largest trade-fairs for air-conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation and heat pumps will be taking place in Nuremberg, Germany. Castel will be exhibiting a number of components for CO2 and hydrocarbon systems.

More about Castel's 2014 line



Besides its new line of ball valves, Castel has renewed its entire range of liquid/moisture indicators for subcritical systems with operating pressures of up to 60 and 80 bar.

Castel also offers its series 43 hermetic filters, series 41 hermetic filters with moisture indicators, with a maximum operating pressure of 52 bar, and series 44 filters with exchangeable solid cores, with ODS steel connections from 16mm to 54mm and a maximum operating pressure of 62 bar. PWM series 2028E expansion valves complete the range of CO2 products.

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By Silvia Scaldaferri

Sep 19, 2014, 11:06




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