A number of component suppliers showcased their newest CO2 compatible products at the 2015 FMI Energy and Store Development Conference in San Diego.
The industrial refrigeration sector in North America is changing rapidly as the regulatory environment evolves, driving adoption of natural refrigerants such as ammonia, R744, and even hydrocarbons.
The use of natural refrigerants in light commercial refrigeration applications is on the rise in North America.
After a decade-long test of secondary and cascade CO2 equipment, Food Lion is ready to run its first transcritical refrigeration system – in a warm climate, no less. In the cover story of the latest edition of Accelerate America, the company’s Susan Sollenberger and Wayne Rosa explain Food Lion’s journey.
In June 2015 Frialsa opened a new facility. The company had a long history using ammonia since its inception in 1983, but in 2010 decided to work with CO2 as well.
Target, Whole Foods, Sobeys and Ahold USA will be among those offering insights on sustainable refrigeration and store energy savings amid a period of rapid transition in North America.
Natural refrigerants are creating new opportunities for data centre cooling as hyperscale data centres change the market for precision cooling.
A refrigerated warehouse in the Philippines has reduced its electricity demand and ammonia charge by 85% thanks to an innovative project that preserves perishable food by burning rice husks to provide heat to an ammonia absorption refrigeration unit.
For the first time the German Institute for Standardisation (DIN) has released standards relating to R744 components and MAC systems. Four of the 20 standards are yet to be completed, while 16 have now been published, prompting the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) to strongly supported the move.