Ammonia technology was well represented at the 67th AHR Expo in Chicago last week, with some companies displaying low-charge components and others featuring more conventional models. The former companies emphasised the increased safety of the lower-charge units, though booths with larger technology benefited from the “wow” factor that brought traffic in to take a closer look. +VIDEO +PHOTOS
“There’s a trend in the industry toward minimising the charge of ammonia in systems for air-conditioning applications,” which improves safety, said David Sylves, Bitzer’s director of inside sales and marketing. “Bitzer makes small capacity [compressors] relative to traditional ammonia compressors, so we’re in the sweet spot for companies making 100-pounds-or-less systems.”
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