Project Info

Active
Project Title 
Understanding and Optimizing Advanced Refrigeration Systems - CTS
Project Number 
ET18SCE1161
Investor Owned Utilities 
SCE
End-use 
Process Loads
Sector 
Industrial
Project Year(s) 
2018 - 2020
Description 

The commercial and industrial refrigeration landscape is changing due to pressures to reduce global warming potential (GWP) and ozone depletion potential (ODP) of refrigerants. In response to these changes, manufacturers are producing new technologies which are designed to accommodate the required changes, and provide equivalent or improved efficiency, capacity and overall performance. Ammonia is a well-established and efficient refrigerant which has limitations in the form of mild toxicity and flammability. This project seeks to perform laboratory evaluations of several new packaged refrigeration systems to understand their performance and viability in refrigerated warehouse and walk-in cooling applications.