Jennifer Montee
Jennifer Montee
Mechanical Engineer
 

Jennifer Montee is a mechanical engineer with more than a decade of experience in the natural refrigerants industry. She has worked on a variety of projects including poultry plants, produce facilities and cold storage warehouses. Her experience includes refrigeration design, engineering, project management and ammonia compliance. Based in California, she has worked on multiple projects requiring the state’s unique codes and regulations.

What Refrigerated Warehouses Need to Know About Ammonia Utilization in California

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What Refrigerated Warehouses Need to Know About Ammonia Utilization in California

Source: CalARP Resource Compliance

California has long been an epicenter of food manufacturing in the United States. With more refrigerated warehouses looking to become sustainable in the 2020s, California is primed to be a major market where cold storage facilities transition to natural refrigerants.  

However, “The Golden State” has unique regulations that refrigerated warehouses must follow when updating their systems. Most critically, there are strict regulations on ammonia, which traditionally has been the preferred refrigerant because of its efficiency, low cost and safety when the system is properly designed.