‘Refrigerants for Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning Applications’ looks at refrigerant choices and reviews environmental considerations
St. Louis, May 19, 2014
– HVAC professionals can gain
insight into the environmental and
regulatory issues regarding refrigerants used in residential and commercial air conditioning systems with an updated white paper from Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR).
The white paper, available at emersonclimate.com/refrigerants
, reviews environmental drivers, discusses regulations and timing, examines refrigerant choices, and looks at the future direction of refrigerants for air conditioning systems.
The white paper looks at several issues in the refrigerant discussion, including the consideration of global warming potential of refrigerants and the balance of the indirect global warming issues of efficiency and power usage.
“Global sustainability requires the HVAC industry to focus on the real environmental issues of refrigerant containment and energy efficiency,” said white paper contributor Ken Monnier, vice president of engineering for the Air Conditioning business of Emerson Climate Technologies. “By committing to the design of more energy-efficient systems, the industry will significantly improve the environmental impact of air conditioning products.”
The white paper touches on the new AHRI Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP), in which Emerson has participated. The AREP program provides data-driven insights for potential future refrigerants that have significantly lower direct global warming potential. In the white paper, Emerson also discusses Total Equivalent Warming Impact (TEWI) and Life Cycle Climate Performance (LCCP), concepts that evaluate refrigerants based on direct and indirect global warming impact.
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 2013 were $24.7 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. For more information, visit www.EmersonClimate.com