shecco, publisher of this website, has announced the online launch of the complete “World Guide to Low-Charge Ammonia,” a free three-part resource looking at the global market penetration and potential of this new technology that is propelling ammonia cooling into the 21st century.
The use of low-charge ammonia has emerged as one of the key trends in the industrial refrigeration industry in the last few years, addressing concerns over large refrigerant charges and potential safety risks. The technological developments that allow for a lower charge have also opened up opportunities for ammonia beyond its traditional industrial market, including air conditioning and commercial refrigeration.
With this report, shecco aims to identify the underlying trends for low-charge ammonia technology in different parts of the world. The first part of the report provides an overview of different ways the industry defines “low-charge” ammonia technology. It also highlights some of the key characteristics of ammonia as a refrigerant and outlines a brief history of its use over the past 150 years.
The second part of the guide focuses on the variety of applications where low-charge ammonia technology has been used, with concrete examples from around the world. In addition, a chapter on policy describes standards and legislation that have been key drivers for the reduction of ammonia charge in systems, and for the overall use of HFC-free technology. These two parts were launched earlier this year already.
The third and final part of the report analyzes on the key trends for low-charge ammonia technology, including its advantages, drivers and major challenges in today’s market. It compares developments in different world regions, with a focus on North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. Moreover, survey data and interviews with key experts outline future opportunities for low-charge ammonia systems.
The complete guide was launched on December 3 with a webinar chaired by Ilana Koegelenberg, shecco Deputy Market Development Manager, and presented by Zita Laumen, shecco Market Analyst. Koegelenberg shared insights into the origin of the guide, while Laumen highlighted key findings from the report. A Q&A session followed afterwards with input from participants.
Download the “World Guide to Low Charge Ammonia”
Check out the video from the December 3 webinar: