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Jan. 30, 2015: CSB Releases Safety Bulletin on Ammonia Refrigeration Incident

Bulletin Notes the Key Lessons to Prevent Hydraulic Shock

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a safety bulletin intended to inform companies that use anhydrous ammonia in bulk refrigeration operations how to avoid a hazard referred to as hydraulic shock.


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Naturals Get New Push at Atmosphere America

Conferences Looks at Regulatory, Cost Issues

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.


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UK Natural Proponent Moves into US

Low GWP Refrigerants Get Another Foothold

Efforts by European and United Kingdom manufacturers of refrigeration equipment using low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants to get their products into the North America market have marked another milestone. Star Refrigeration Group of the United Kingdom has launched a U.S. subsidiary.


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Dec. 8, 2014: EPA Settlement Reduces Risk of Ammonia Releases from Conn. Cold Storage Facility

Settlement Stems from an October 2012 Inspection of Bozzuto’s Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia

Under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bozzuto’s Inc., which operates a cold storage warehouse in North Haven, Connecticut, is updating its operations so that public safety is enhanced. The company has also agreed to pay $124,181 to settle claims it violated the federal Clean Air Act.


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Naturals Get New Push at Conferences

Atmosphere America Examines Regulatory Landscape, Cost Concerns

To continue to meet refrigeration needs, f-gas proponents are turning to low-global warming potential (GWP) HFCs and hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs) while advocates of so-called natural solutions — hydrocarbons (HCs), CO2, and ammonia — continue to build their cases.


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Nov. 12, 2014: Azane Introduces Low-Charge Ammonia Packaged Freezer

Azanefreezer Designed as a Natural Refrigerant Replacement for R-22 Systems

Azane Inc., the United States subsidiary of United Kingdom-based Star Refrigeration, has introduced a new low-charge ammonia packaged freezer for the U.S. market.


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Considering CO2

Contractor Looks at Benefits

Hank Bonar, owner of Bonar Engineering and Construction of Jacksonville, Florida, provided the following as part of his response to a story on refrigeration trends in the Sept. 8, 2014 issue of The NEWS. A portion of this was used in that story; here, Bonar’s comments are presented in their entirety.


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Considering a CO2 Refrigeration System

Looking at High Pressure and COP

This article is the second of a two-part series in response to the question: “Should I choose CO2 (R-744) for my refrigeration system?” It was prepared by engineers with M&M Refrigeration of Federalsburg, Maryland.


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Ammonia Chiller Provides Tailor-Made Refrigeration Solution for Ice Rink

Chiller Features a Very Low Ammonia Charge

Live Active Leisure needed to replace its existing system due to the legally imposed phaseout of HCFCs in the United Kingdom. Johnson Controls proposed the installation of an air-cooled ammonia chiller complete with heat recovery and a very low ammonia charge due to the location being close to a pedestrians’ footpath.


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Considering a CO2 Refrigeration System

Counting Costs and Comparing Options

This article is the first of a two-part series in response to the question: “Should I choose CO2 (R-744) for my refrigeration system?” It was prepared by engineers with M&M Refrigeration of Federalsburg, Maryland.


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