Portland, Oregon, October 31, 2017: An Ohio Campbell Soup plant’s use of a low-charge ammonia packaged chiller to provide air conditioning is opening the door for ammonia chillers to take the place of high-global-warming HFCs in industrial and commercial spaces. It’s all explained in the October 2017 issue of Accelerate America, published online this week.
Produced by shecco, the worldwide expert in natural refrigerant news, Accelerate America is the first news magazine written for and about the most progressive business leaders working with climate-friendly natural refrigerants in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Accelerate America is viewable online at no charge at http://www.acceleratena.com. In addition, print copies are distributed at major North American trade shows serving the HVAC (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning) and refrigeration industries, and mailed to key end users in food retail, foodservice, cold storage, food processing and other sectors.
Installed at its plant in Napoleon, Ohio, Campbell Soup’s year-old packaged low-charge chiller, produced by Azane, is part of a new breed of low-charge ammonia packaged chillers, also made by Mayekawa and Evapco. The chillers represent a new direction for the natural refrigerants industry in North America. For one thing, they offer a portable, efficient and future-proof air conditioning solution to industrial plants and potentially other large commercial and residential units currently using HFC or R22 chillers.
The October 2017 issue (volume 3, No. 29) also reports on: Whole Foods Market’s and Hannaford Supermarkets’ transcritical CO2 refrigeration installations and Target’s installations of stand-alone display cases using propane refrigerant; the California Air Resources Board’s plan to adopt the Environmental Protection Agency’s HFC regulations; and a new study on the safe levels of propane that can be used in stand-alone cases.
Also featured: How to get carbon credits for installing natural refrigerant systems; why major display case manufacturers have switched to propane refrigerant; a new training school at Chicago-based contractor Climate Pros; natural refrigerant news from the FMI Energy & Store Development Conference; and the latest awards from the EPA’s GreenChill program.
For the last 16 years, market accelerator shecco has been active in helping bring climate friendly technologies faster to market. shecco supports over 100 partners worldwide in the HVAC&R sector, where the focus is on sustainable refrigeration, heating & cooling technologies using natural refrigerants. shecco offers a variety of services in three areas: 1) media, including online industry platforms, magazines and a catalog of dedicated research reports; 2) market development, including market research, consultancy and public affairs services, as well as special international projects; and 3) events, including international conferences and national workshops.
Vice President, Business Development, shecco America, and Technical Editor, Accelerate America