Emerson Climate Technologies to Host Next Installment in the “Making Sense” Webinar Series

Emerson Climate Technologies to Host Next Installment in the “Making Sense” Webinar Series

August 20 Webinar to Focus on How Low-Condensing Implementation Can Make the Most of Energy Reduction Technologies

ST. LOUIS, July 25, 2013 — Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced it is hosting the second installment in its Making Sense webinar series designed to educate and inform those within the HVACR industry about new technologies, regulations, the latest trends and environmental updates. Scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT/11 a.m. PDT on August 20, the complimentary webinar is titled, “Low Condensing Implementation.”

Lowering condensing pressures has been attempted in the past with limited success. This presentation will not only explain low-condensing operation and its associated benefits, but will also expose common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Attendees of this complimentary webinar will learn:

  • What is low-condensing refrigeration?
  • How to implement low-condensing operation in today’s refrigeration systems
  • What annual energy savings can be expected?

“Today’s growing emphasis on sustainability, coupled with increasing electricity costs, is prompting many operations managers to look for ways to reduce energy consumption in their refrigeration systems — and cut costs,” stated Rajan Rajendran, Ph.D., vice president, engineering services and sustainability, Emerson Climate Technologies. “One of the best opportunities to lower energy consumption in refrigeration systems is by operating at lower condensing temperatures. For example, you can improve system efficiency up to 35% by lowering the condensing temperature to 20 degrees,” Rajendran added.

Leading the webinar will be Emerson Climate subject matter experts Mike Saunders, director of end user technical sales and support; Mitch Knapke, market manager, food retail; and Andre Patenaude, director of marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies Canada.

Saunders has more than 18 years of experience in refrigeration product development and support. His current role focuses on educating and supporting supermarkets about refrigeration trends and compressor technologies. He possesses both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Idaho.

Knapke has worked for Emerson Climate Technologies since 2004 in a variety of engineering, product development and marketing roles. As market manager, food retail, Knapke is responsible for developing the strategies and tactical plans to help bring the company’s food retail compressors to market. He is the co-inventor and patent holder for the capacity modulation system on the Copeland Discus™ compressors. Knapke earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his master of business administration degree from the University of Dayton.

Patenaude leads Emerson’s Canadian market strategy, planning and implementation of programs for its refrigeration and air conditioning business. His focus is to research market dynamics, define opportunities, identify synergies and work with the sales business development teams to provide individual customer strategies. Patenaude is a certified Mechanical Engineering Technologist and has worked for Emerson since 1984 in a variety of technical and marketing positions, allowing him to gain a deep understanding of customers’ needs.

To learn more about the Making Sense webinar series and receive a complimentary registration for the August 20 event, visit www.emersonclimate.com/makingsensewebinars.

The next installment in the Making Sense webinar series is on:

Tuesday, September 17 — “Using Compressor Electronics Data” presented by Kurt Knapke, director of product planning and electronics; and Matthew Neidlinger, commercial market manager, marketing/business development, both of Emerson Climate.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

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