Advantages and Applications of Refrigeration

In the following case studies, we look at some real-world examples of how these technologies are helping food processors, ice rinks and others control costs and maintain quality.

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Natural gas for flexibility and savings — Schwan’s Super Rink Blaine, MN

Natural gas engine-driven chiller and desiccant dehumidification fueled by engine waste heat keep ice and air clear and costs down.

Seafood Processor Keeps Cool Economically With Gas Engine-Driven Refrigeration System with Heat Recovery

Aquamar, Inc. was so impressed with the savings delivered by their new natural gas engine-driven refrigeration system that they also added a gas fueled Combined Heat and Power (CHP) cogeneration system.

Engine Refrigeration Compressor Drives Help Keep the Cost of Beer Down During Hot Summers — Miller Brewery, Irwindale, CA

Substantial operating savings and short paybacks convince Southern California Edison customer to install natural gas engine-driven screw compressors as a solution to its high real-time pricing rate.

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Natural gas refrigeration offers these important advantages:

  • Lower operating costs
  • Variable speed for efficient partial load operation
  • Engine heat recovery for domestic hot water and other thermal energy needs
  • Lower maintenance
  • Longer operating life
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Initial costs quickly offset by energy savings

Engine Refrigeration Compressor Drive Demonstrates Energy Saving Benefits — Aquamar, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

A single natural gas engine-driven ammonia compressor proves worth for California food processor.

Engine Refrigeration Compressor Drive Demonstrates Energy Saving Benefits for Food Processor — Gills Onion, Oxnard, CA

Engine-driven compressors operating during daytime peak operating hours in tandem with electric compressors at night and off-peak provide substantial operating cost savings.

Engine Refrigeration Compressor Drive with Heat Recovery Demonstrates Peak Shaving Benefits — Schwan’s Super Rink, Blaine, MN

Natural gas engine-driven chiller and desiccant dehumidification fueled by engine waste heat keep ice and air clear and costs down.