The Latest in Natural Refrigerants: ATMOsphere America 2015 Recap

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5 key sessions from the annual refrigeration conference
by Brandon France

I recently joined hundreds of refrigeration stakeholders in Atlanta for ATMOsphere America 2015, an annual natural refrigerants conference. Stellar was among the 37 sponsors, and I among the group of 60-plus speakers, leading a presentation on the advantages of packaged refrigeration equipment. I also attended several sessions myself, leaving the conference with valuable takeaways on the refrigeration industry, including my favorites below:

Overwhelming consensus for the state of the refrigeration industry

While each session focused on a specific refrigeration topic, there were two overarching takeaways from the conference:

1) There is a need and desire for low-charge packaged NH3 and CO2/NH3 cascade systems. The market for these packaged solutions will continue to expand over the next several years.

2) Rules regulating the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) will NOT let up, and the need for natural refrigerants will continue to increase. Though what lies ahead in terms of legislation and oversight has yet to be decided, these are inevitable.

5 key ATMOsphere sessions and takeaways:

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