Ammonia refrigeration systems cost 10-20% less to install than system using competitive industrial refrigerants.
Thermodynamically, ammonia is 3-10% more efficient than competitive refrigerants; thus it uses less electricity. Ammonia itself also costs less than competitive industrial refrigerants. Together these mean lower operating costs.
By reducing operating costs for food processor, ammonia helps keep food prices lower for consumers.
Ammonia is biodegradable. It does not deplete the ozone layer and as a result, it does not contribute to global warming.
Much of our food passes through an ammonia refrigeration facility before reaching the grocery store. This enables everyone to enjoy quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry and fish, dairy, and beverages for a longer period of time.