Kinarca supplied refrigeration equipment for the Montelourido trawler
Montelourido is a last-generation freezer trawler specializing in squid fishing in the South Atlantic. Kinarca designed, manufactured and installed refrigeration equipment for the Montelourido trawler.
"We pay close attention to the needs of our customers and combine our ability to innovate with our extensive experience to offer the most appropriate installation designed and technically adapted to current and future needs", the company explains.
In the solution chosen for Montelourido, the refrigerant used is R-449A, the safety group A1, which is low toxic and non-flammable. It also has a low global warming potential (GWP).
The main refrigeration unit, classified by the Lloyds Register, freezes 120 tons of fish per day in 10 tunnel freezers and provides a temperature of -25 0C in holds of 1,250 m3. For this purpose, a refrigeration unit with two compressor units was designed, each of which consists of three screw compressors which pump the coolant into two capacitors. The programmed controller is responsible for the operation of the refrigeration unit. In this way, a clear algorithm and a sequence planned for the correct operation and control of the system are implemented.
In parallel with the above-mentioned work, the refrigeration unit KINARCA was designed, manufactured and installed on the vessel to ensure a temperature of -20 ºC and 0 ºC in food stores and an air-conditioning unit, which consists of a compressor group with two semi-hermetic piston compressors, two multi-pipe capacitors and two air-conditioners with cooled coils.