Celebrating 2.500 REFCON Systems Sold

Celebrating 2.500 REFCON Systems Sold

AARHUS, DENMARK, December 22, 2011 - Emerson Climate Technologies—Transportation Solutions, ApS, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), celebrates the REFCON order number 2.500.

New order becomes the REFCON systems no 2499 and 2500

On the 1st of December 2011 an order for two REFCON systems for the Hyundai Samho shipyard in South Korea was secured.

The new systems, which are REFCON systems no 2499 and 2500 sold from Emerson, are to be installed on two 4.672 TEU container vessels, monitoring up to 550 reefer containers, and will be delivered to the German ship-owner Oltmanns GmbH.

REFCON has become the de facto standard

The very first REFCON system was delivered back in 1987, and Emerson can here, a month before the system would have had 25-year anniversary, celebrate the REFCON order number 2.500.

Although the REFCON system today is a de facto standard for container ships and terminals, it actually took 7 years to reach the first 100 orders! However it only took a further 2 years to secure the next 100 systems.

First system installed on Marchen Maersk based on digital inputs

According to our reference list, the first systems were installed on the Maersk, Lindø series 123. The very first vessel in this series was Marchen Maersk. This first system was based on a digital input system, with two digital switch inputs for each container showing the status through the display panel lamp.

Original vessel now upgraded to ISO10368 standard

The systems on the M-series have naturally been updated several times since then, including an upgrade to ISO10368 powerline communication. The ships had a capacity of 4300 TEUs, and back then they were were huge container vessels.

Today they are no longer owned by Maersk, but have been sold to another of our good customers, Costa Mare Shipping in Greece, who is charter sailing for MSC , the world's second largest container shipping company. The original "Marchen Maersk" is now called "MSC Mykonos"

Latest delivery based on latest generation of REFCON

The new systems that will be delivered to Hyundai Samho ships, are of course based on our latest generation of Power Cable Transmission , including newest REFCON 6 platform, full compatibility with all reefer manufacturers, interface to the vessel loading calculator and interface to the unique Global Monitoring Server.

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.

About Emerson Climate Technologies—Transportation Solutions ApS
Emerson Climate Technologies—Transportation Solutions ApS, a business of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, has supplied remote container monitoring solutions for more than 20 years. In 2012, Emerson acquired the marine container and boiler business of Johnson Controls, Inc. enabling Emerson to expand its refrigeration technology and solutions offerings in the global transportation sector. Johnson’s marine container monitoring and control system (REFCON), combined with Emerson’s compressors and diagnostic technologies installed on shipping containers, allows Emerson to provide a full range of powerful solutions to help global shipping companies and transportation managers ensure their cargo is transported and stored in optimal conditions. In addition to cargo ships, Emerson’s transportation solutions also extend to truck refrigeration and rail air conditioning.  For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.com/Transportation_Solutions.

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