Inspectors found that about eight pounds of ammonia were released March 3, 2015
September 21, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Wichita Area Office announced that it has cited the food processing facility of Reser’s Fine Foods, Topeka, Kansas, for 13 serious safety and health violations. OSHA opened an investigation at the company after receiving a complaint about an ammonia refrigerant leak.
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.
Third public review period has a comment deadline of Oct. 4, 2015
September 16, 2015
The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team (STT) announced an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review period for its BSR/ACCA 14 QMref -201x, “Quality Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Systems,” as a new industry standard.
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).