American energy recovery device manufacturer Energy Recovery has made moves to reduce emissions of harmful refrigerant gases by joining the North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC).
The company has also recently decreased the carbon footprint of its product line with new pressure exchanger device, the PX G1300.
Its silver level membership with 501c3 non-profit NASRC aims to help reduce harmful hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerant gas emissions while promoting the adoption of natural refrigerants such as ammonia, hydrocarbons and carbon dioxide (CO2).
With supermarkets being the most energy intensive type of commercial building, NASRC focuses on shifting the supermarket industry towards the use of natural refrigerants and technology that streamlines the transition.
Energy Recovery’s PX G1300 device is one such technology; by harvesting pressure energy, the device lowers power requirements of CO2-based refrigeration systems, increasing efficiency and reducing the amount of CO2 emitted.
Commenting on the potential of its newest product, Kuo-Chiang Chen, Vice President of Engineering, Energy Recovery, said, “Our PX not only enables the use of natural refrigerants that have a significantly lower global warming potential, but also reduces electricity use of the entire system.”
“We’ve found a partner with a shared goal in the NASRC, and we look forward to working together to future-proof CO2 refrigeration.”