Pros and cons of ammonia vs cascade

June 20th, 2017

The frozen food processing industry is striving to minimize or eliminate HCFC and HFC refrigerants, reduce ammonia refrigerant charge and look for alternative natural refrigerant options with similar or better energy efficiency. One attractive option is an ammonia/carbon dioxide cascade refrigeration system. Visit the link below for comparisons of two traditional ammonia systems—single-stage economized and […]



Ammonia/CO2 South of the Border

May 18th, 2017

Mexican cold-storage operator Frialsa is leading its country’s adoption of NH3/CO2 systems that are safer and 15%-20% more energy efficient than conventional ammonia equipment. Two natural refrigerants, ammonia and carbon dioxide, have each proven to be highly effective working fluids, NH3 favoring the industrial sector, CO2 the commercial sector. But a growing number of end […]



Refrigeration Technology Provides Multiple Routes To Frozen Food Profitability

March 31st, 2017

Cascade systems and more efficient blast cells can lower the cost of freezing food products. Refrigeration is a necessary expense for most perishable food and beverage products. Given foods’ margin pressures, controlling and possibly reducing refrigeration costs can mean the difference between profit and loss. Fortunately, technology is providing remedies to the cost squeeze. In […]



IBIE 2016 Presents Biggest Bakery Show Ever

November 15th, 2016

IBIE 2016 is said to be the biggest, most comprehensive event in the United States for the grain-based food industry. Produced by the American Bakers Association (ABA), Washington, D.C., and the Baking Equipment Manufacturers and Allied (BEMA), Overland Park, Kan., IBIE 2016, which took place Oct. 8-11 in Las Vegas, brought together more than 20,000 […]



M&M Refrigeration to Showcase CO2 Technology at IBIE Show

October 6th, 2016

M&M Refrigeration will exhibit at Booth #2300 in Las Vegas on October 8-11. Federalsburg, MD (PRWeb), 10/6/16 – M&M Refrigeration, the refrigeration industry leader in CO2 technology, will exhibit at Booth #2300 at the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE). This global food equipment and technology show will be held in Las Vegas on October 8-11. M&M Refrigeration […]



M&M Refrigeration’s latest CO2 Cascade Refrigeration System Installation

August 21st, 2016

Oxford Frozen Foods opens new blueberry facility in N.B. The Chronicle Herald, 7/21/16 – Blueberry giant Oxford Frozen Foods’ mega-processing plant in northeastern New Brunswick is already the biggest of its kind in the world — but there are already long-term plans to double its capacity. “This facility was designed to be doubled, to have that […]




February 18th, 2016

Chances and Challenges: Harnessing the Potential of Additive Manufacturing Additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) is one of this decade’s most disruptive technologies. Duco de Haan, Commercial Development Director at Lloyd’s Register Energy, believes this would transform the challenges faced by many companies. Industry Today,  Feb. 3, 2016–“Without doubt, additive manufacturing (AM) technologies present […]



CO2 Cascade Ammonia Efficiencies

January 8th, 2016

There are many students of thermodynamics that are versed in Mollier diagrams and the refrigeration cycle as it relates to industrial refrigeration. You’ve heard it probably more than once that, theoretically, CO2 efficiency doesn’t kick in unless you’re below -20°F. This is simply not true. There are several reasons for this. First is the mechanical […]