Supermarket owners want refrigeration systems that are energy efficient to hold down costs and pro-environmental to portray political correctness. But, for engineers, contractors, and technicians, that approach may not be that easy when opening a new store or retrofitting an existing location.
Designed for Engineers Seeking a New Perspective but Also for Non-Technical Experts
February 6, 2015
The International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) announced the first edition of the IIR guide “CO2 as a Refrigerant,” written by Dr. A.B. Pearson, an expert in the field of CO2 application. The organization said the guide highlights the use of CO2 in various sectors.
As 2015 begins, the end of new and imported HCFCs is in sight and phasedown and limits on certain HFCs seem more and more likely. So to continue to meet refrigeration needs, f-gas proponents turn to low global warming potential (GWP) HFCs and HFOs, while advocates of natural refrigerants continue to build their case.
It’s Time to Get Involved in the Ongoing Development of New Refrigerants
October 20, 2014
The HVACR industry is always exploring new options that may lead to more efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly refrigerants to keep facilities — and the people and technology in them — comfortably cool.
Hussmann Corp. and Systemes LMP, Quebec, Canada, have announced an alliance to provide customized solutions for CO2 transcritical refrigeration systems. Together, the two companies expect to expand the reach of their products to a broader audience.
Survey Provides Insights from European Food Retail Professionals
September 22, 2014
Almost two-thirds of large supermarkets surveyed in northern and western European countries now use natural refrigerants in their stores, according to a new report issued by Carrier Commercial Refrigeration, Europe. The research finds that this trend is being driven by industrywide sustainability policies that are outpacing legislation.
CO2 as a refrigerant has been a part of the refrigeration landscape for close to a decade. The most anticipated next step was running CO2 as a standalone refrigerant in a system, which is being done in Europe in more and larger applications. Finally, the approach crossed the Atlantic.
Presentation Showcases Impact of CO2 Systems on Climate and Energy Efficiency
July 14, 2014
Danfoss highlighted the sustainability benefits of CO2 refrigeration systems in supermarket applications during a presentation at ATMOsphere America 2014 in San Francisco. ATMOsphere America convened industry leaders to discuss the latest technologies, market trends, and regulatory issues in the field of natural refrigerants.
Transcritical CO2 Refrigeration Systems Are Normally Limited to Colder Climates
July 11, 2014
Sprouts Farmers Market announced that it is opening a new store in the metro-Atlanta area using CO2 refrigeration. According to the company, it will be the first CO2-based supermarket refrigeration system in a warm weather market in North America.