Advancement in low charge ammonia technology was a key discussion point at the 34th International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) Conference & Expo, celebrated in Florida last month. The phase out of R22 refrigerant by 2020 under the Montreal Protocol and increasing interest in ammonia charge from the EPA and OSHA has resulted in owners and operators of temperature controlled facilities turning to low charge ammonia solutions for new and existing facilities.
Last month, we looked at a future where quantom sensors would provide a wealth of information about system performance and product quality, but there will be little point in getting there if we can't make sense of the sensors in the first place.
The leader in low charge ammonia, Azane Inc, will showcase its Azanechiller and Azanefreezer technology at the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) Conference & Expo in Florida from 6-9 November.
AMMONIA LOW-PRESSURE RECEIVER SYSTEMS - This article is based on a presentation at the 2012 IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference. The paper received the Andy Ammonia Award for best paper at the conference.
By S. Forbes Pearson, Ph.D.
There has been a great deal of discussion in recent years of the merits of “low charge” systems. The incentives to follow this trend are diverse, ranging from the flammability of hydrocarbons or the toxicity of ammonia to the expected higher cost of the new fluids
currently under development and not yet on the market.
The second of this two-part article looks at the practical side of refrigerant phaseout and outlines the various options available, along with some key considerations to help professionals plan for the future.
Star Refrigeration's US subsidiary Azane Incorporated was one of 250 refrigeration end users, HVACR contractors, regulators and industry associations who met in San Francisco to discuss natural refrigerants and the impending R22 phase-out.
The UK’s leading independent industrial cooling and heating contractor, Star Refrigeration, has announced plans to manufacture and supply climate friendly industrial chilling and freezing solutions into the US markets.
We are still thinking about the role of water in refrigeration, so we turn to the old-style absorption refrigerators. I was asked the question recently “why is the hydrogen pressure in a refrigerator so high?” If you are thinking “what hydrogen?”, then what follows may come as a surprise.
May this year marked the 125th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Midgley Jr., a man who transformed our lives in more ways than most of us know, and someone who, for several years now, has been something of a hero of mine.