Full line of Copeland™ hermetic compressors and condensing units now compatible with R-290 refrigerant ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18, 2015
— Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.,
a company of Emerson
(NYSE: EMR), has announced it has invested in an expanded propane (R-290) offering along with testing facilities for its customers. The EPA has identified R-290 as an acceptable hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) alternative in the E.U.’s F-Gas regulations.
Compared to the refrigerants it will likely be called upon to replace, such as the recently delisted R-404A, R-290 yields more capacity with lower wattage consumption. Additionally, its GWP is three, which places it in an elite class of refrigerants that have a minimal environmental impact.
“With global regulatory actions to ban high-GWP refrigerants well underway, the adoption of R-290 and other natural refrigerants is on the rise,” said Kurt Knapke, vice president, engineering & electronics, Emerson Climate Technologies. “At Emerson Climate Technologies’ test labs, we’ve found R-290 capable of high-performing, efficient operation. It also has very low environmental impacts while being relatively affordable.”
Emerson has developed a full line of Copeland hermetic compressors compatible with R-290 that are being used in walk-in and small reach-in systems where the refrigerant charge is less than 150g.
“Emerson remains committed to research and development efforts necessary to develop technologies that are compatible with emerging refrigerants, and this line of R-290 ready equipment will help make the transition to alternative refrigerants possible,” said Knapke.
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 2015 were $22.3 billion. For more information, visit 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 EmersonClimate.com