Brussels, 14 August 2019 – shecco is proud to announce the launch of the first part of the World Guide to Low-Charge Ammonia. The report is released in three parts, with this first part highlighting some of the key characteristics of ammonia as a refrigerant and outlining a brief history of its use.
The use of low-charge ammonia has emerged as one of the key trends in the industrial refrigeration industry in the last few years. Moreover, the technological developments have opened up opportunities for ammonia beyond its traditional market.
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 industry interprets “low-charge ammonia” technology.
The term “low-charge ammonia” is not well defined yet although there are some efforts to bring more clarity into this. A clear definition and distinction from traditional ammonia systems is essential to strengthen the position of low-charge systems especially in light of growing legislative pressure on fluorinated refrigerants. Low-charge ammonia has the potential to not only replace traditional ammonia systems but also HFCs in applications where it was not possible to use ammonia before.
The second part of the Guide will focus on the variety of applications where low-charge ammonia technology has been used with concrete examples from around the world. In addition, it will outline standards and legislation that are key drivers for the reduction of ammonia charge in systems, but also for the use of HFC-free technology as such.
The third and final part of the report will zoom in on the key trends for low-charge ammonia technology, its advantages, drivers and major challenges in today’s market. It will compare developments in different world regions, with focus on North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. Moreover, gathering data through analysis of survey, interviews with key experts it will outline the future opportunities and perspectives for low-charge NH3 systems.
For the last 17 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.
Klára Zolcer Skačanová
Market Development Manager
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