A cool new idea

United States Cold Storage ("USCS") has installed a new refrigeration system at its warehouse at Turlock, California, that is unique amongst its 42 cold store locations. The Turlock warehouse is dedicated to the receipt, storage and shipment of Blue Diamond brand almond products and ingredients, including a wide range of almonds, almond powders, flours and oils. To eliminate risk of contamination by accidental exposure of these products to anhydrous ammonia – a commonly used refrigerant – alternate technology was sought and the plant has opted for ammonia-free technology developed by Canada's Carnot Refrigeration. The unique Carnot transcritical CO₂ refrigeration system uses CO2 gas, thereby eliminating the environmental and safety hazards associated with ammonia, and it also offers improved energy efficiency and reduced water consumption, making it a sustainable choice for USCS.

The Carnot refrigeration system at USCS Turlock North.
The Carnot refrigeration system at USCS Turlock North.
The Carnot refrigeration system at USCS Turlock North.
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