Commercial Refrigeration Systems

American Services commercial refrigeration services serving St. Louis County, knows that there are a large number of commercial refrigeration systems currently being used in supermarkets and retail food stores which are installed in different configurations. Included are central refrigeration systems linked to food display units, all-in-one self-contained display cases, and upright walk-in coolers and freezer units.

Technological advances in refrigeration design and operation, labeled as distributed systems, are enabling refrigeration compressors and related mechanical components to be placed near refrigerated display cases.  This enables operation from one central location.

Cooling systems from the past are less efficient and eco-friendly. Indirect systems function in a way in which a primary refrigeration system (cooling component) cools a refrigerant fluid, which then circulates through an additional loop to the receiving display cases. Differing refrigerated case configurations will determine the choice of refrigerant fluid.

Environmental Considerations for Commercial Refrigeration

Serious environmental changes began around 1985 for commercial refrigeration. Systems have undergone a transition from using ozone depleting refrigerant compounds, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to low or non-ozone depleting compounds-such as hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs). Ammonia, hydrocarbons, and carbon dioxide are being used to a lesser extent. This is primarily motivated and enforced by Federal EPA mandates.

A large number of these refrigerant compounds are considered non-ozone-depleting which does not make them any safer to the environment.  In fact, they are recognized as a global warming potential hazard.

American Services can handle all of your commercial refrigeration service needs including; reach in refrigerators, commercial walk in coolers and freezers, ice machines, and more.  We understand that when you need your industrial refrigeration system serviced, you need a company that you can depend on.  Our trained professional technicians are ready to be there for all of your commercial refrigeration needs when you need us.