He is one of 25 individuals recognized in Accelerate America magazine for driving natural refrigerant adoption in North America.
John Scherer, NXTCOLD
Job Title: Chief Technology Officer, NXTCOLD
Key accomplishment: Developed the NXTCOLD low-charge ammonia packaged system.
Worried about the possibility of a catastrophic ammonia leak at Los Angeles Cold Storage, where he is a longtime manager of engineering, John Scherer worked nights and weekends for four years to develop the NXTCOLD low-charge packaged ammonia refrigeration system.
Scherer has overseen installation of NXTCOLD units at LA Cold Storage at Lineage Logistics’ Oxnard, Calif., facility, and at a Baker Cold Storage facility in Long Beach, Calif. (under the supervision of Lineage), with 46 rooftop units.
The NXTCOLD units carry an ammonia charge of 50 lbs. or less, or less than 1 lb. per TR, with a typical efficiency gain over traditional systems of 8%.
Scherer is current chairman of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) Refrigeration and Energy Committee.
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