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.
Asia Pacific represents the largest as well as the fastest growing regional market
September 7, 2015
The global market for refrigerated display cases and chilled rooms is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5 percent from 2014 to 2020, according to a report available from Research and Markets. The market was valued at $21.9 billion and is expected to cross $43.2 billion by 2020.
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.
Using the straps aids both the service technician and the building owner
September 3, 2015
Spectronics Corp. has announced its Spectroline® TES-31 Tamper-Evident Straps to help prevent refrigerant cross-contamination in air conditioning and refrigeration systems and recovery equipment, ensuring the purity of the system and protecting the integrity of the service equipment.
Using variable frequency drives (VFDs) to control the speed of a compressor can provide improved occupant comfort and quieter operation in air conditioning and heat pump applications. Always consult with the specific compressor manufacturer before using a VFD controller on any compressor.
SPORT evaporator pressure regulators easily converted to stepper motor-driven CDS valves
August 31, 2015
Sporlan has released its next generation of CDS conversion kits solution for converting SPORT evaporator pressure regulators on refrigeration equipment into stepper motor-driven CDS valves. According to Sporlan, nearly all A8 and SPORT pressure regulators can now be converted into Sporlan stepper motor valves.