Ammonia, the “New Thing” in Refrigerants?

Ammonia has been present in the air conditioning industry for years, but has seen a resurgence due to new laws regarding synthetic refrigerants. Learn about the pros and cons of ammonia as a refrigerant. Read about the possible environmental, financial and safety impacts of ammonia as a refrigerant.

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Ammonia Risky Refrigerant? Leak Leaves One Dead in Boston

In the last five years, anhydrous ammonia has become the go-to refrigerant for many companies — it’s cost-effective, efficient and free of the environmental impacts associated with CFCs and HCFCs. Despite its many benefits, however, businesses must still treat this colorless gas with respect: Prolonged or large-volume exposure can result in serious injury or even […]

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Video Podcast: Ammonia as a Refrigerant in Food Processing and Distribution

After over five years of publishing the Just Venting blog, we noticed the topic “ammonia as a refrigerant” has been hugely popular year after year. So it stands to reason our first video podcast would revolve around this very topic. Recently, we had a chance to chat with Jeremy Williams, directing manager of the Garden […]

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Supermarkets Sold on Ammonia as a Refrigerant

Richard Heath, a senior manager for the Supervalu/Albertsons line of grocery stores, says his company’s ammonia-based refrigeration system is “operating like a champ.” The ammonia refrigeration system was one of the first to be installed in the United States. The grocery chain has implemented the technology in one of its stores in Caprinteria, California, Heaths […]

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Risk Management When Using Ammonia as a Refrigerant

Ammonia is looking like one of the more plausible solutions for replacing refrigerants that damage the environment including HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), as we note in our previous post, Ammonia As A Refrigerant: Pros and Cons – Follow Up. Our 2009 post, Ammonia As a Refrigerant: Pros and Cons, has become one of our most popular blogs, possibly because […]

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