The recent refrigerant delistings made under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program have made some customers — especially in the supermarket refrigeration sector — skittish about making a major investment in new refrigeration equipment.
Increases capabilities related to connectivity and the Internet of Things
October 28, 2015
Danfoss announced that it has acquired Dutch software company Advitronic Engineering B.V., headquartered in Giessen, the Netherlands. Danfoss said the acquisition enhances its solutions related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity in the food retail industry.
Europe is the dominant market for transcritical CO2 systems
September 21, 2015
The global transcritical CO2 refrigeration market was valued at $4.9 billion in 2014, and is forecast to reach $30.7 billion by 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40.2 percent from 2015 to 2020, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.
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.