Category Archives: Technology

Input Needed on Back-Up Energy Systems for Subcommittee Survey

The GCCA Energy Back-Up Subcommittee is currently developing a white paper to inform and educate members on emergency back-up systems. The paper will divulge pros and cons of different systems, as well as what to look for when purchasing a back-up energy system.  In order for the paper to correctly address the needs of refrigerated warehouses in different regions, the Energy Back-Up Subcommittee is seeking your input. A short survey has been developed. All responses are anonymous. The survey deadline is Feb. 28, 2014. Take the survey.

NXTCOLD technology to be featured at 33rd IACSC Conference & Expo

Developed by IARW member Los Angeles Cold Storage, NXTCOLD technology promises to impact energy efficiency in the warehouse. The NXTCOLD system is fully automated and eliminates the need for an engine room, as it is a complete self-contained ammonia refrigeration system. At the 33rd IACSC Conference & Expo, the technology will be featured during a session, “What’s NXT for Refrigeration and What it Means for You.” The session will inform guests of how NXTCOLD can be applied during new construction and retrofits. Learn more about NXTCOLD technology. Refrigerated warehouse operators, as well as food retailers, manufacturers and processors are invited to attend the conference at a low rate of $450. Register Now. MORE

New Refrigeration Technology Could Improve Energy Efficiency and Safety

Los Angeles Cold Storage has developed a technology called NXTCOLDTM to meet the need for employing the benefits of ammonia while negating the risks. The technology also promises to impact energy efficiency. The system controls evaporator liquid feed rate based on ammonia vapor quality within the evaporator. NXTCOLD features ERIC (Electronic Refrigerant Injection Control Technology), which is not based on superheat, gravity flooded or liquid overfeed designs. NXTCOLD systems use a very low ammonia charge (VLC) that is 98 percent less ammonia than many systems currently in operation. This system is somewhat safer because it requires fewer refrigerants and has a reduced risk of leaks and contamination, since the refrigerant is separate from the product. Finally, the system is fully automated and eliminates the need for an engine room as it is a complete self-contained ammonia refrigeration system. Read more in the July-August 2013 issue of COLD FACTS magazine. See how NXTCOLD handles an ammonia discharge. MORE