The American company Vilter – now a member of Emerson Climate Technologies – is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial scale refrigeration compressors. Many of the construction details seen in reciprocating compressors today were actually pioneered by Vilter in the middle of last century, but Vilter has developed the design further and they are so confident in their products, that they offer an exceptional two years warranty on them.

Reftech is an authorised Vilter dealer in many regions, a.o. West Africa and is now installing the first Vilter compressors in Ghana. Three twelve cylinder units and one six cylinder unit – all two stage ammonia compressors – shall do service in a new 5,000 tons cold store for frozen fish, owned and operated by Ocean Fare in Tema, Ghana. Reftech is supplying the complete refrigeration system as well as prefabricated polyurethane insulated panels for the cold rooms on a turnkey basis.

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Three twelve cylinder compressors type Vilter 450XL placed on foundations, ready for the pipe installation job. Each compressor has a capacity of 124 kW at -33/+40 oC and is driven by a 90 kW motor. A fourth six cylinder compressor (not shown) has a capacity of 62 kW at -33/+40 oC and is driven by a 60 kW motor.

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The cold store has three rooms, all 7.5 m high inside. Here the wall panels have been erected. Next step will be to put the ceiling panels in place, partly resting on the wall panels, partly being suspended from the roof structure.