Introducing Evapcold: a low-charge packaged NH3 refrigeration system

By Silvia Scaldaferri, Apr 13, 2015, 12:14 2 minute reading

EVAPCO, Inc. unveiled its latest innovation, the Evapcold packaged Low Charge Refrigeration (LCR) system, at the 2015 IIAR Conference held in San Diego from 22-25 March. This is a factory-assembled, low charge ammonia refrigeration system for the industrial refrigeration market.

The Evapcold system requires only 2.5 – 3.0 pounds (1.13 – 1.36 kg) of ammonia per ton of refrigeration, a fraction of the refrigerant charge associated with traditional field-built systems.

The LCR product line consist of 250 distinct models that are factory-assembled, self-contained ammonia refrigeration rooftop system designed to ship in one or two-piece modules. The Evapcold LCR product is built with state-of-the-art heat transfer technology, and offers energy efficiency and microprocessor control, for reliable low charge operation.

Main benefits of the Evapcold Packaged Refrigeration System:

  • Low ammonia charge
  • Simple plug-and-play installation
  • Faster installation and startup
  • Less on-site labour than field-built alternatives
  • Lower risk to the contractor and end-users

Enables application of cost-effective ammonia refrigeration systems

The main benefits listed above allow engineers to apply cost-effective ammonia refrigeration systems on retrofit applications, building expansions and new facilities, whilst complying with increasing local and Federal regulations for safe ammonia use and substantial refrigerant charge reduction.

With demand for ammonia and other natural refrigerants still on the rise, increasing regulatory pressure continues to adversely impact owners of ammonia refrigeration systems,” said Kurt Liebendorfer, Vice President, EVAPCO. “The Evapcold Packaged Low Charge Refrigeration System offers our customers peace of mind, as they now have a cost- effective, energy efficient and easy-to-install solution that significantly reduces their risk.”

Product application range of the 250 models:

  • 10 TR to 100 TR capacity
  • -20°F to +50°F room temperature (-29°C to +10°C)
  • Water-cooled or air-cooled condensing
  • Roof mounted design for efficient Cooling

About EVAPCO, Inc.

EVAPCO, Inc. is an employee-owned global manufacturer of heat transfer solutions for the commercial HVAC, industrial refrigeration, power generation and industrial process markets. Awarded 28 patents worldwide in the last 10 years alone, EVAPCO specialises in developing innovative solutions that are reliable, environmentally friendly and simple to operate and maintain.

Leading the industry in independent, third-party performance certifications, EVAPCO products deliver higher system efficiency and lower annual operating costs. Headquartered in Taneytown, MD, EVAPCO products are manufactured in 20 locations in 10 countries around the world and supplied through a sales force of over 170 offices.


By Silvia Scaldaferri

Apr 13, 2015, 12:14

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