Industry Expert to Review Latest Developments and Emerging Trends in Low GWP Refrigerant Technology
SIDNEY, Ohio, Oct. 25, 2011 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced today that Rajan Rajendran, Ph.D., Director of Engineering Services, will present “Refrigerants Update” during a webinar hosted by the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News on Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. ET.
Dr. Rajendran will discuss the refrigeration industry’s progress in converting from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)- to hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-based and hydroflurocarbon (HFC) refrigerants and its positive impact on reducing ozone depletion. He will review the performance and the global warming potential (GWP) characteristics of currently available HFCs and emerging hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blends, along with a discussion of system technologies as future low GWP options become known.
Those who attend this webinar will learn:
- The importance of reducing leaks and charge through systems technology modifications as refrigerant costs increase
- Why end-of-life refrigerant management is important
- How selecting future refrigerants system efficiency impacts energy consumption, its cost of operation and the environment
- Government regulations that will affect systems architecture, refrigerant choice and life cycle cost
To register for this free webinar, visit www.achrnews.com/events/574.
With a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, Dr. Rajendran possesses more than 20 years of experience in the research, development and application of compressor products in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. He currently serves on the Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program Task Force at the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute and the Working Groups for A2L Refrigerants at Underwriters Laboratories. In addition, he is the incoming Chairman of the Compressor and Condensing Unit Section and the current Engineering Committee chair.
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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 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.