Brooklyn, N.Y., February 23, 2017: Wholesome Harvest Baking’s deployment of the energy-efficient, all-natural ammonia/CO2 NewTon refrigeration system in a Toronto bread-making plant – a first for Canada, and only the second in North America – is detailed in the February 2017 issue of Accelerate America, published online this week. Wholesome Harvest Baking is a division of baking giant Grupo Bimbo.
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The NewTon – produced by Japanese manufacturer Mayekawa and co-marketed in North America by CIMCO Refrigeration – is one of a growing breed of low-charge packaged ammonia refrigeration systems that maintain a small amount of ammonia to reduce regulatory scrutiny. The system uses ammonia only to condense gaseous CO2, which is the refrigerant providing cooling in operating areas (a spiral freezer at Wholesome Harvest Baking) as ammonia is safety confined to the engine room.
The February 2017 issue (volume 3, No. 22) also provides highlights from the AHR Expo, a look at an advanced transcritical CO2 refrigeration system being rolled out by European retailer/wholesaler Transgourmet, a report on industry efforts to have the U.S. Congress vacate the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated Risk Management Plan (RMP) rule, and survey results showing factors impacting adoption of CO2 refrigeration in North America.
Also covered in the February issue: a review of low-charge ammonia systems in Australia, a look at a Japanese refrigeration system that combines a CO2 condensing unit and a brine-ice thermal tank, a study showing the long-term effect of HFC refrigerants on rising sea levels, and an opinion piece on the need for transformational change in air conditioning refrigerants.
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