The average refrigerant leak rate for food retail, grocery stores is estimated to be 25% per year (following GreenChill’s report). That’s a considerable amount of lost refrigerant, which inevitably needs replacing to ensure refrigeration systems are working at optimal levels. With increasing refrigerant costs, this can have an immense impact on a supermarket organization’s profits, especially with an industry average profit margin of just 1.2%. For example, an organization operating at just 1% margin, saving $10,000 in refrigerant re-charge is the equivalent to generating $1,000,000 of revenue. In fact, if every supermarket in the United States joined GreenChill and reduced refrigerant emission to the current GreenChill average, the industry would save an estimated $108 million per year on Refrigerant Costs [source:]


Bacharach have helped supermarkets reduce refrigerant emissions with the right detection equipment, the right software, and the right know-how. Thereby, helping supermarkets reduce operating costs, improving energy efficiency, and achieving legislative compliance. The Multi-Zone Refrigerant Monitor is a cost-effective solution for large-scale supermarkets. Rather than having individual detectors around the store which would prove costly, a single central multi-zone monitor can provide excellent coverage and sample up to 16 different zones, expandable to 48 monitoring points with multi-point sampling techniques employed. The portable PGM-IR can be effectively used to pin-point refrigerant leaks on-site, which uses the same industry leading technology. Furthermore, the Parasense Refrigerant Tracking and Compliance cloud software can help food retail organizations manage their refrigerant compliance for the whole enterprise from regions to stores, to departments and refrigeration equipment.

EPA Section 608

In the United States, the Clean Air Act is a law designed to control air pollution nationally. It is implemented and enforced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Section 608 of this law relates to Stationery Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

F Gas

The European Union is aiming to reduce the environmental impact of fluorinated gases through legislation often cited simply as ‘F Gas’ Regulations. The legislation aims to limit the amount of fluorinated gases that can be sold and used in various applications and also prevent emissions.


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) provides legislation in relation to the regulation for the management of high global warming potential refrigerants for stationery sources. The regulations combine to provide a Refrigerant Management Program. Abiding by the Californian rules and regulations is often referred to as ‘CARB compliance’.

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Fixed Precision Refrigerant Monitor for Emissions Reduction with Industry-leading 1 ppm Minimum Detectable Level (MDL) for refrigerants.


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Refrigerant Management cloud software

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