Trends in supermarkets can often provide insights into changes to come for the rest of the commercial refrigeration world, and — as is the case industry-wide — refrigerants are on the minds of many in the supermarket sector.
The following is excerpted from “Case Study: Transcritical Carbon Dioxide Supermarket Refrigeration Systems,” which was prepared by Navigant Consulting Inc. for the Better Buildings Alliance; Building Technologies Office; and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
It is one of five research areas under development at The Helix
September 4, 2015
A model supermarket, complete with refrigerated display cases, dry goods shelves, and point-of-sale terminals is under construction by Emerson Climate Technologies as one of five research areas within The Helix innovation center on the University of Dayton campus.
FMI Energy and Store Development conference slated for San Diego
August 31, 2015
The 2015 FMI Energy and Store Development conference will be held Sept. 27-30 at the Sheraton San Diego in San Diego, California. The conference provides an opportunity to network with leaders in the food-retail industry about energy efficiency and refrigeration, as well as store design and merchandising.
Market is being driven by the growth of the supermarket, hypermarket, and organized food retail chains
August 17, 2015
The global commercial refrigeration equipment market was valued at $29.6 billion in 2014 and it is expected to reach $40.9 billion by 2020, according to a report from P&S Market Research. The firm forecasts the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 percent, in terms of value, from 2015 to 2020.
Tool Compares Various System Architectures, Refrigerants to Help Limit CO2 Emissions
August 3, 2015
Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has introduced the Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP) Online Calculator for supermarket designers and engineers. The web-based LCCP calculator allows users to compare different supermarket system architectures with various refrigerants.
Honeywell Intl. Inc. announced that leading global compressor manufacturers Emerson Climate Technologies Inc., Bitzer, and Frascold have approved Honeywell’s low-global warming potential (low-GWP) refrigerants Solstice N40 (R-448A) and Solstice N13 (R-450A) for use in their commercial refrigeration compressors.
ASHRAE has published the Advanced Energy Design Guide for Grocery Stores, which focuses on grocery stores ranging in size from 25,000 to 65,000 square feet with medium- and low-temperature refrigerated cases and walk-ins.
The Modular Silicon Expansion Valve (MSEV) from DunAn Microstaq (DMQ) is a fast-responding electronic expansion valve that can be used in a variety of refrigeration applications, including display cases, freezers, and walk-in and reach-in coolers.