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Hussmann Launches Low GWP Solution—Monoblock Provides Innovative Cooling for Retailers

September 25, 2023

BRIDGETON, MO (USA), September 25, 2023 – Hussmann, a Panasonic company, has launched its newest cooling solution, the Krack MicroDS and MicroSC Monoblock, an all-in-one condensing unit and evaporator solution using R290 refrigerant. The Monoblock addresses AIM regulations with its innovative air and water-cooled design.

The self-contained Monoblock is pre-charged with propane—requiring no refrigerant piping. This leading-edge technology is the first of its kind to be released in North America and is designed with energy efficient variable speed compressors, EC fan motors and hot gas defrost. The Monoblock reduces full store refrigerant charge by up to 95% versus using hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants and reduces total annual CO2 emissions by 6% when compared to a condensing unit and evaporator.

Ease of Install and Serviceability
The Monoblock is easy to install—just plug and power up to provide medium or low temperature refrigeration. Stores looking for retrofit solutions can easily install the Monoblock in as little as two to three hours. This is a smart alternative to having to replace an existing rooftop condensing unit and evaporator. The Monoblock does not require cranes or additional piping – it simply installs directly on to the cooler.

Low GWP Refrigerant
Compared to a traditional condensing unit using HFC refrigerants such as R404A, the Monoblock uses R290 (propane) and has a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 3 that address both federal and state level current and future regulations. Both the MicroSC (air-cooled) and MicroDS (water-cooled) options are available and complies with CARB, NSF, UL, and is AIM Act compliant.

Applications for Use
This solution is designed for market fulfillment, micro fulfillment, indoor walk-in coolers and freezers—making it ideal for dairy, beverage or frozen food applications. Learn more about the Monoblock and contact your Hussmann sales rep today.

About Hussmann
For more than 100 years, Hussmann has been a leader in providing innovative products, services and refrigeration systems for grocers and convenience stores. Hussmann, a subsidiary of Panasonic, promises to continuously provide the most customer-focused solutions in the food retailing industry. From display cases for supermarkets to entire refrigeration systems, Hussmann continues to drive innovation and technology in food retailing. Customers look to Hussmann as a strategic trusted partner to navigate the complex and ever-changing regulatory requirements with smarter, energy efficient, low-GWP refrigeration solutions—reducing their energy consumption and carbon emissions. For more information about Hussmann, please visit www.hussmann.com.

About Krack
For nearly 90 years, Krack, a Hussmann brand, has been committed to delivering products with design leadership and innovation that provide customer-focused solutions for commercial refrigeration needs. Krack offers an extensive product selection of evaporators, condensing units, condensers and dry fluid coolers that maximize overall operating performance, improve energy efficiency and lower total refrigerant charge. For more information about Krack, please visit www.krack.com.