CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Azane Inc. announced that Derek Hamilton, business development manager, has been invited to host a workshop on “Low Charge Ammonia Technology” at the 2015 International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition. It will take place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in California during the March 22 to 25 event.

The workshop will provide visitors with a general overview of low charge ammonia refrigeration technology, discuss some of the main design considerations, and present some brief case studies of recent installations around the world.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mandate to phase out the production of R-22 by 2020 and an increased focus on ammonia charge reduction at cooling facilities have prompted a surge in interest in low charge ammonia systems, said Azane. There is also increasing pressure on the U.S. to follow Europe’s lead in phasing down HFCs.

Hamilton said, “My aim is to provide a wide and unbiased review of low charge ammonia technology. While low charge systems have been installed in Europe for decades, the market for this technology is still in its infancy in the U.S. I therefore want to give attendees a good overall introduction to the exciting world of low charge technology.”

An engineer with over 10 years of experience in the design, manufacture, and installation of ammonia refrigeration systems, Hamilton added, “I will be giving a first-hand account of the success of low charge ammonia in a variety of industry market sectors where this technology has provided a future-proof industrial refrigeration solution with no disruption to business operations.”

Azane also will be exhibiting its low charge ammonia Azanechiller and Azanefreezer in booth 622.

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Publication date: 3/16/2015

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