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Why is Ammonia Used in Refrigeration?

There are several benefits provided by ammonia, which has been demonstrated over a period of decades to be effective when used in ammonia refrigeration systems. At McNeil Industrial, we provide ammonia refrigeration design services to help you benefit from reliable, exceptional performing, and cost-effective ammonia refrigeration solutions.

Energy Efficiency

Ammonia systems are highly effective at covering both high and low temperatures. With energy consumption ever-increasing, ammonia systems are sustainable and safe option for the future.

Safety

Ammonia is flammable in certain quantities and also toxic. Therefore, ammonia systems must be designed with safety in mind. Our Ammonia refrigeration systems at McNeil Industrial are produced with the highest quality materials and rigorous safety standards, ensuring your product is safe and has the longevity to handle industrial conditions. In addition, unlike many other refrigerants, ammonia disperses a unique odor that is detectable by humans, even in low concentrations. This provides a safety warning signal in the case of small ammonia leakages. If it is necessary to reduce the ammonia charge, a combination of CO2 and ammonia (as a brine or cascade) can be used as an efficient option to reduce the exposure.

Environmentally Friendly

Ammonia is friendly to the environment as refrigerant. It is categorized in the group of natural refrigerants. In addition, the closed cycle allows for the refrigerator to be energy efficient, helping lessen its impact on the environment.

Transfers Heat Better

Ammonia has more advantageous heat transfer properties then many other chemical refrigerants. As a result, it can be used with equipment having a smaller heat transfer area. This results in lower plant construction costs. Operating costs of systems are also reduced due to the fact that these properties enhance the thermodynamic efficiency of systems.

Requires Smaller Pipe Sizes

In liquid and vapor phase ammonia systems, smaller pipe diameters are required than in most other chemical refrigerant systems. This can help you maximize space in your facility, opening up room for additional refrigeration systems and productivity.

Lower Refrigerant Cost

The cost of ammonia per unit is considerably less than the cost of HFCs in many countries. This benefit is expanded by the fact that ammonia possesses a lower density in its liquid phase. In addition, any potential risk of losing some of this refrigerant due to leakage is lower, due to the quick detection of its odor.

If you are in the market to add or enhance your ammonia refrigeration system, our professional team at McNeil Industrial possesses the resources experience to help. To find out more, give us a call today at 800.728.6160 or send us a message through our contact form.

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