COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The road to natural refrigerants is a rocky one. There is much talk, but not a lot of action. However, this sector is certainly expanding. This “road” was a topic of discussion during the most recent International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exposition in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Marc Chasserot, managing director for Shecco, a marketing firm that has websites for a number of natural refrigerants, told an audience of several hundred refrigeration engineers and contractors, “Yes, natural refrigerants are making inroads. But besides ammonia, it’s peanuts,” in terms of impact.