Hoshizaki America Partners With Refrigerant Supplier To Deliver R290 Products To Foodservice Market
They collaborate on the Steelheart Commercial Kitchen Refrigeration Series.
Hoshizaki America, a manufacturer based in Peachtree City, Georgia (USA) collaborated with a refrigerant supplier Diversified CPC International (DCPC) as part of the transition of its Steelheart series of commercial kitchen refrigerators to propane (R290).
“Protecting the environment has never been more important than it is today,” said Sally Ray, Director of Marketing at Hoshizaki. “The R290 refrigerant supplied by DCPC allows us to produce an efficient product with low GWP and has a reduced carbon footprint.”
To accommodate the transition to R290, Hoshizaki upgraded the company’s manufacturing facility in Bullock, Georgia. As part of the upgrade, DCPC installed a 2,000 gallon (7,570 L) bulk storage tank and helped train Hoshizaki technicians in the proper procedures to handle the product safely. “We have decided to focus on R290 more than any other type of refrigerant because we believe it will be the dominant option in the future for this industry,” said Ray.
DCPC produces R290 at its wastewater treatment plant in Channahon, Illinois (United States) To meet growing customer demand, a second production facility is currently under construction in Beaumont, Texas (United States) DCPC stated that its natural high purity hydrocarbon refrigerants, such as R290 propane), are 99.5% to 99.8 +% pure.
Hoshizaki America designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of energy efficient products for the food service industry, such as ice makers, refrigerators, freezers, prep tables, display cases and dispensers.
The company announced its intention to use hydrocarbon refrigerants across its European product line by 2018, and introduced its Steelheart R290-based commercial kitchen refrigeration series in 2019.
Hoshizaki America awarded the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Partner of the Year – Award of Sustained Excellence for the 7th consecutive year in 2021.
We have decided to focus more on R290 than any other type of refrigerant, as we believe this will be the dominant option in the future for this industry. – Sally Ray, Hoshizaki America.