Leaks: another significant vulnerability for CO2-based systems. 

Because CO2-based systems operate at high pressures, they leak rapidly any time a leak occurs. If the supermarket is slow to repair it, the entire system is at high risk of failure. 

That’s why stores with CO2-based systems must take extra precautions to ensure the system can survive a breakdown. Many stores will carry a backup generator and refrigeration unit or an entire systems worth of refrigerant on-site – just in case. 

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