Structural Concepts' Coolers Comply With CARB Regulations Ahead Of January Implementation

Posted On: 12/16/2019

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MUSKEGON, MI -- Structural Concepts announced that all of its self-contained refrigerated display cases now comply with upcoming CARB regulations, ahead of their January implementation. This accomplishment was driven by a product development team logging more than 4,000 hours in its research, development and product testing facility.

The regulations are designed to limit the growing use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The most widely used cooling agent in commercial refrigeration, HFCs are now a known contributor to climate change. Set to take effect in a handful of states on Jan. 1, new, more stringent regulatory requirements are also in process or under consideration in several other states. Often a barometer for nationwide acceptance, broader adoption of the CARB regulations is expected.

Replacing refrigerants in its condensing units with approved low-emission refrigerants, SCC's self-contained cases now have approximately one quarter the global warming potential (GWP) of their predecessors. The new EPA-compliant cases -- which can be used in micromarkets along with foodservice operations and supermarkets -- do not add costs or represent any new maintenance challenges for customers, according to the company.

According to SSC vice-president of sales and marketing Danielle McMiller, this accomplishment builds on a more than 40-year commitment to setting the standard in refrigeration technologies.

In addition to the new, low-emission display cases, conversion kits are also available to bring current equipment up to new regulatory standards.

Click here to learn more about Structural Concepts' EPA-compliant display cases.