Among Developed Nations, Recovering Economic Conditions Will Drive Demand
November 10, 2014
Global demand for commercial refrigeration equipment is forecast to increase 4.7 percent annually through 2018 to $36.5 billion, according to a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc., a Cleveland-based market research firm. Advances will be bolstered in large part by ongoing industrialization efforts in many of the world’s developing countries.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, more than 800 million people worldwide go to bed hungry, while one-third or more of all food produced never reaches consumers due to spoilage and waste. In response to this issue, Carrier has announced its inaugural “World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste.”
Company to Pay $335,000 and Invest $2 million in Refrigerant Management
October 27, 2014
In a settlement announced Sept. 3 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice, Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties for federal Clean Air Act violations and improve refrigerant management at 274 stores at an estimated cost of $2 million over the next three years.
It’s one thing to announce new refrigerants. It is another thing to figure out how they will work in real-life situations. With the industry facing an apparent shift to low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, the performance of those gases is being carefully studied.
A new form of leak sealing has been developed that can deal with a wide range of refrigeration leak issues, saving money for everyone from the cost conscious walk-in equipment owner to the cash strapped college student with a leaky refrigerator.
The GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership has been providing the refrigeration sector with information on efforts to reduce refrigerant emissions and improve efficiencies of commercial equipment. The partnership also publishes service-related materials, the following of which is excerpted from those files.