ST. LOUIS, Sept 8, 2008 – Today Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), introduced its new Refrigerant Management System. The Refrigerant Management System enables retailers to accurately monitor and track their refrigerant usage, helping them to maintain compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s reporting and record keeping requirements for Class I and Class II refrigerants (EPA Section 608). It uses a combination of state of the art technology and valving techniques to handle all aspects of refrigerant charging or removal, while providing the user with the pertinent information required by the EPA.
“Our goal is to help our customers maintain government compliance and meet self-imposed sustainability goals through more efficient and integrated means,” said Bill Coulombe, president, Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions division. “By eliminating the inconsistencies and guesswork associated with the charging of refrigeration systems, our Refrigerant Management System will allow our retail customers to easily satisfy guidelines set forth by the EPA.”
Through a metered and valved system, the Refrigerant Management System measures the amount of refrigerant a service provider adds to a refrigeration system over time with a patented algorithm that allows it to accurately track the amount of gas as it is added to a system. The Refrigerant Management System’s integrated computer then stores this data, making it available both locally and remotely for easy record review.
When connected to a store’s Ethernet network, retailers may access the Refrigerant Management System remotely, allowing data to be archived for future use. The Refrigerant Management System also functions as a maintenance tracking platform. Technicians easily log system symptoms, problems and repairs in its onboard database, providing a standardized maintenance log. Data may then be transmitted to a centralized database for archiving, logging, and analysis, where it may be used to identify maintenance trends and performance issues that affect a retailer’s operation. By gathering refrigerant usage data and making that information available remotely, the Refrigerant Management System becomes a key component of the Intelligent Store™ architecture.
The Intelligent Store architecture is an integrated suite of products and services that brings retail operators a new level of sophistication to their operations. When combined, these innovative Emerson Climate Technologies products and services are proven to reduce maintenance, energy and other operational costs. Also included in the Intelligent Store architecture are the Control Link™ device controllers, Electronic Stepper Regulator (ESR) valves, Intelligent Store Discus® compressors, select Lennox® rooftop units, and other third-party devices. Learn more about Emerson’s Intelligent Store architecture.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies™, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, 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, Retail Solutions Division
Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions Division is the leading provider of comprehensive facility management systems & services for the retail industry. Retail Solutions is made up of Computer Process Controls, Oaksmere Refrigeration Design and Consultancy Ltd, Clive Samuels and Associates and Retail Solutions’ Design Services. Emerson has been at the forefront of developing new technologies and trends in refrigeration and HVAC systems, lighting controls, third party interoperability, field services, remote monitoring services, and building engineering for decades. Retail Solutions is a part of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit www.EmersonRetailSolutions.com.