Refrigerant Emissions Reduction
The average supermarket system contains thousands of pounds of refrigerant and, due to the size and complexity of their refrigeration system, leaks and average of 20-25% of its refrigerant each year. This adds up to 70 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions each year from supermarket refrigeration leaks alone. To put this into perspective, it’s equivalent to:
12 MILLION HOMES
49 BILLION POUNDS OF COAL BURNED IN A YEAR
So How Do I Reduce Refrigerant Emissions?
Refrigerant Emissions can be effectively reduced by using MSA’s Connected Solutions that combine industry leading low-level leak detection with powerful data driven alerts and notifications.
Learn how MSA helped a food retail chain achieve an incredible 7% refrigerant emissions rate with connected solutions and how this can help you reduce your refrigerant emissions.
What is the MSA Connected Solution?
The MSA Connected Solution provides live refrigerant leak alerts and notifications across your whole organization: all your refrigeration equipment across all your sites. This level of visibility and sophistication means you can drive down refrigerant emissions for your stores, across your whole organization.
Driving down refrigerant emissions across your organization means:
- Energy efficiency improvements
- Reduction in refrigerant usage
- Better safety compliance
- Savings on operating costs and increased profit margins
- Reduced system downtime and loss of stock
- Legislation compliance
Enterprise Leak Detection (ELD)
Enterprise Leak Detection (ELD) software gives you direct visibility of any refrigerant leaks in your connected solutions enterprise. Covering all your equipment – including display cases, cold rooms, compressor racks, and more, across all the locations in your enterprise. This gives you industry-leading refrigerant management and notification tools to help you reduce operating costs; gain regulatory compliance, and become a leader in sustainability and efficiency.
Industry Leading Low-Level Monitoring
The Multi-Zone gas monitor provides industry leading detection down to 1 part per million (ppm). What’s more, one monitor can detect up to 16 zones and expand with up to 48 sample locations. This allows effective monitoring of the prominent refrigerant leak locations of racks, walk-in boxes and sales floor cases by one single MZ monitor. Connecting the Multi-Zone to the MSA FieldServer IoT Gateway provides a secure IoT connection to the cloud based Refrigerant Management Software.
On-Site Low-Level Leak Detection
When a leak is found within the store through background monitoring, it’s important to accurately pin-point and fix the leak as quickly as possible, minimizing downtime and potential hazards. This is where the portable Bacharach® PGM-IR, with the same industry leading infrared sensing technology as the Multi-Zone, can find leaks fast down to 1PPM.
Refrigerant Tracking & Compliance (RTC)
Easily achieve regulatory compliance for EPA 608, CARB and F-Gas reporting requirements. Reduce refrigerant emissions through greater visibility of refrigerant usage. Effective enterprise management across your entire organization. Designed for refrigeration contractors, facility managers and compliance officers who support multi-site organizations such as supermarkets, food processing plants, cold storage warehouses, hospitals, universities, or K-12 schools.