Project Location: Fort Worth, TX
Date: December, 2014
Project Type: Grocery Refrigeration
A project of this size required many resources and much collaboration. The Advantage Mechanical team worked closely with the building architects and grocery store space planners to ensure the optimal placement of their refrigeration systems.
A safety training and awareness program involving the application of the natural refrigerants being used — carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia and propane — was developed and implemented by Source’s Regional Construction Director, Fred Stockert.
The all natural design also included self-contained display cases that utilized propane as the refrigerant.These cases received on-site UL certification with Source working with the certifying agent to ensure all safety concerns were addressed. A representative from the case manufacturer came to the U.S. to train the teams on installation and long-term service. In addition to the Source team that installed this system, many other Source service teams were brought in for training on CO2 and Ammonia installation and operation.
In spite of the challenges faced and the number of teams that had to communicate, collaborate and cooperate, the installation was a tremendous success and the store opened as planned on December 20, 2014.