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  • HFC vs CO2

Inside CO2 vs HFC — The Differences At A Glance

May 10, 2023|0 Comments

Today, regulations are driving retailers to transition from HFC (synthetic) refrigerants to Low GWP refrigerant systems. Yet, for many, the decision to switch is clouded by many questions about the hidden differences between the two and how a low GWP system (e.g. CO2) may impact store design and product application, among other considerations. This document contains answers and information critical to helping retailers understand the refrigerant nuances and make more informed transitions away from synthetic HFCs and toward natural refrigeration systems. What is possible with one system may not apply or even be possible with the other. What can be done versus what should be done? What options are available and/or strongly recommended? These are all important questions and their answers are arranged inside in an easy-to understand matrix of comparisons and considerations. As always, please feel free to [...]

  • EPA SNAP Rule 26

Proposed Rule 26 – Listing of Substitutes under the SNAP Program in Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration.

April 28, 2023|0 Comments

On May 1, 2023, EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan signed a proposed rule titled, “Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program in Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration.” This proposed action lists new alternatives  for commercial and industrial refrigeration, specifically for retail food refrigeration (new), commercial ice machines (new), industrial process refrigeration (new), cold storage warehouses (new), and ice skating rinks (new). This action also would update use conditions for the refrigerant R-290 (propane) when used in self-contained commercial ice machines and stand-alone retail refrigeration equipment (new) and would allow for a transition period between the existing and updated use conditions. EPA is proposing these listings after its evaluation of human health and environmental information on various substitutes submitted to the SNAP program.    In addition to proposing to list propane as acceptable, subject [...]

Embracing Technology in Food Retail this 2023

February 8, 2023|0 Comments

Technological advancements have pushed food retailers to continuously innovate to improve their overall store operation and provide an enhanced customer experience. With the ever-changing climate and customer behavior in the food retail landscape, technology has [...]