OEM makes ultra-low-charge ammonia systems available to industrial refrigeration customers in North America and Latin America.
NXTCOLD low-charge units
Conyers, Ga.-based OEM Hillphoenix announced Tuesday the addition of NXTCOLD ultra-low-charge ammonia systems to its industrial refrigeration portfolio, making the patented technology available to customers in North America and Latin America for cooler, freezer and blast freezer applications.
Hillphoenix also offers transcritical CO2 to industrial and commercial operators.
“With our manufacturing capabilities and our core competencies focused in the arena of natural refrigerants, [NXTCOLD] gives us the ability to add ammonia to our portfolio and deliver more options to our customers and the marketplace," said David Neu, vice president, industrial refrigeration for Hillphoenix, in a statement.
“With our manufacturing capabilities and our core competencies focused in the arena of natural refrigerants, [NXTCOLD] gives us the ability to add ammonia to our portfolio and deliver more options to our customers and the marketplace."
– David Neu, Hillphoenix
NXTCOLD's ultra-low-ammonia charge of 6 oz to 8 oz/TR is the lowest-charge ammonia refrigeration solution available for large refrigeration facilities, said Hillphoenix. As a result, it is not subject to the same extensive regulatory mandates as large ammonia charge systems. The units are delivered preassembled after undergoing rigorous quality control inspections, leading to less complicated installation and start-up than traditional industrial systems, the company added.
"The addition of NXTCOLD to our industrial refrigeration product offering is another example of our deep commitment to delivering natural refrigerant system alternatives that help our customers achieve their goals," said Eduardo Navarro de Andrade, senior vice president of product strategy and innovation for Hillphoenix. "It's imperative that we continue to look ahead and carry through on our commitments to deliver technologies that help shape the landscape of the future."
The NXTCOLD company, based in Los Angeles, designed its system to be capable of ammonia charges that are under 1 lb/TR. Over the past few years the company has installed units in cold-storage facilities in California, including a Lineage Logistics plant in Oxnard, Calif., a Baker Cold Storage Facility in Long Beach, Calif. (managed by Lineage Logistics), a Los Angeles Cold Storage facility, and a Neptune Foods seafood storage warehouse in San Pedro, Calif.