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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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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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May 13, 2014: Star Refrigeration Launches US Subsidiary, Azane Inc.

Company Will Offer Packaged Ammonia Chillers and Freezers

Star Refrigeration Group announced that it has launched a new United States subsidiary, Azane Inc., to manufacture and supply its “low-charge ammonia” technology in the U.S. The company developed the technology to meet the challenges that the HVACR industry was facing as Europe started the phaseout of R-22 refrigerant.


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Aug. 2, 2013: Low-Charge Ammonia Refrigeration Systems Introduced

Products Include Ammonia Chillers and Freezers for the U.S. Market
Star Refrigeration has introduced its range of low-charge ammonia chillers and freezers — the Azanechiller and Azanefreezer — that the company said are specifically designed to meet the needs of the United States market.


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Awaiting the Natural Refrigerant Revolution

Inroads regarding natural refrigerants have been reported — and will continue to be reported — in The NEWS. I recently returned from the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Conference in Colorado Springs where ‘natural’ was — naturally — the topic.


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Beyond or Beside HFCs

My column in the Nov. 12 issue of The NEWS focused on HFCs, especially low GWP HFCs as retrofits for R-22 systems. This column will focus on what I used to call “beyond HFC” refrigerants, although these days, the term might be “other than HFC” refrigerants.


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Focusing on Natural Refrigerants

The significance of a recent two-day conference was not only the extensive presentations regarding natural refrigerants such as CO2, HCs, and ammonia, but where the meeting was held — Washington, D.C.


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Old Breweries Are Brought Up to Date with a Not So New Refrigerant

During the brewing process, certain temperatures have to be maintained. For the amber nectar to succeed, breweries need refrigeration solutions tailored to their processes and individual requirements.


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EPA Continues to Study Ammonia

On June 1, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of its draft Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) health assessment for ammonia. The draft assessment was available for public comment for 60 days and will be sent for independent expert peer review.


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Cold and Wet Uses for Ammonia

In Europe, three recently completed construction projects all used ammonia as a refrigerant in some decidedly complex, yet energy-efficient projects. 


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