Ammonia in industrial refrigeration

State-of-the-art components for ammonia refrigeration

Ammonia is the most trusted refrigerant right from the 19th century. All those who are involved in food preservation and industrial process plants know ammonia as refrigerant of choice due to its unmatched thermodynamic properties. You can read more about this and the many other benefits when using ammonia via the link "Why ammonia in industrial refrigeration".

Environmental concerns and new F-gas regulation are forcing scientists and refrigeration technicians to take a serious look at natural refrigerants like air, water, ammonia, carbon dioxide and others as a long-term alternative for industrial refrigeration. Anyone involved in food preservation and industrial process plants already know ammonia as the refrigerant of choice due to its unmatched thermodynamic properties. 

Having passed the test of time over more than a century as one of the best choices, ammonia is now receiving attention in areas of application where it was unthinkable earlier. Danfoss is a leader in ammonia refrigeration components, including manual, mechanic and electric valves. We are constantly working on developing components that enable safe and energy-efficient application of ammonia refrigeration.

Why ammonia in industrial refrigeration applications?

Why ammonia in industrial refrigeration?

Learn about the benefits of using ammonia in industrial refrigeration applications.

Products for ammonia

See all our products developed for industrial refrigeration and ammonia.

  • ICV Flexline™ control valves
    ICV Flexline™ control valves

    Danfoss ICV Flexline™ guarantees you a reliable, safe and green solution - both now and in the future. The product family consists of an ICS pilot operated control, ICM motor operated control and ICLX 2-step solenoid valve.

  • Valve station - ICF Flexline™ - Danfoss
    ICF Flexline™ valve station

    Unmatched freedom is the keyword of ICF Flexline™ valve stations. As part of the Flexline™ platform, these valve stations are based on a unique modular concept.

  • Flexline™ platform - Danfoss
    Flexline™ platform

    The Flexline™ platform is synonymous with flexibility within industrial refrigeration. Based on a modular design concept, you will experience that each product features a variety of benefits, including easy selection, installation and maintenance.

  • SVL Flexline™ Danfoss
    SVL Flexline™

    SVL Flexline™ product platform targeted to meet industrial refrigeration requirements. The range cover five different functions with just two valve models.

Case studies

  • Sour cream recipe succeeds with ICF flexline™
    Sour cream recipe succeeds with ICF Flexline™

    Eating healthier, more natural foods is a growing trend that delights Daisy Brands - a family-owned, Garland, Texas-based firm that makes the best-selling brand of sour cream in the United States. Known for its "Pure and Natural" recipe using no additives, preservatives or artificial growth hormones, the company recently opened a plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, to expand its national distribution. The continuing success of Daisy Brands is based on a recipe that uses all-natural ingredients -- plus, the technology ingredient of the Danfoss Flexline™ family of motor control valves and control stations.

  • Hot gas defrost of low temperature refrigeration evaporators with natural refrigerants Danfoss
    Hot gas defrost of low temperature refrigeration evaporators with natural refrigerants

    Industrial refrigeration systems predominantly use natural refrigerants, primarily ammonia and more recently CO2 Energy efficiency and the effective operation of those systems are the key parameters for operators of the plants The focus of the white paper is the comparisons of hot gas defrost strategy control methods, both on the hot gas side as well as on the condensate drain

  • Ammonia conversion for cold storage facility is simple with ICV flexline™ Danfoss
    Ammonia conversion for cold storage facility is simple with ICV Flexline™

    Consumer retail stores are looking for tried-and-true ideas to thrive in turbulent economic times That’s why a major 190-store retail chain based in the Midwest switched to a proven refrigeration solution for one of its distribution centers - an environmentally friendly ammonia system that uses Danfoss ICV Flexline valve stations

  • High-Rise refrigerated fruit storage and distribution Danfoss
    High-Rise refrigerated fruit storage and distribution, using a NH₃/CO₂ fluid system, gives optimum results for stored products and company financials

    Internal transport is done using fully automated cranes and conveyor systems This ingenious system dispenses with the need for people and forklift trucks Forklift trucks are now only used on the dispatching floor, for loading and unloading trucks and containers