Advanced Compressor Diagnostics Arm Facility Managers with Information for Better Decision-Making
ST. LOUIS, May 19, 2010 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a platform of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced today improvements to the second generation Intelligent Store Discus™ compressor platform. Integrating the time-tested performance of Copeland Discus® technology with Emerson’s proprietary diagnostics, this new compressor addresses the core concerns of supermarket facility managers and provides clearer direction on facilities management decisions.
Introduced to the market in 2004, the Intelligent Store Discus compressor was designed with advanced communications capabilities to allow contractors and end-users to better understand refrigeration system operation. Continuous improvements to the design have led to the development of the Intelligent Store Discus v2.1, which offers remote reset, compressor proofing, real-time power monitoring and diagnostic information.
“Intelligent Store Discus v2.1 goes beyond the traditional refrigeration compressor by providing store operators with a ‘window’ into the system,” said Kurt Knapke, director, end-user sales, Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., Refrigeration Division. “This is the only semi-hermetic compressor that integrates traditional accessories into one electronic platform and acts as a sensor by gathering key compressor and system information, performing self diagnostics and enabling remote diagnostics. Intelligent Store Discus has proven to be an extremely beneficial product for both technicians and supermarket end-users.” The second generation of the Intelligent Store Discus compressor platform is available on all 2D, 3D, 4D and 6D Copeland Discus compressors.
With more than 2,200 Intelligent Store Discus installations and over 55 million run-time hours, the Intelligent Store Discus v2.1 compressor has been tested and proven to be a high-quality, reliable compressor for supermarket applications. This compressor’s enhanced reliability has reduced failure rates by 30 percent, a reduction of overall maintenance costs and ultimately providing end-users with a better understanding of individual store operations. As a demonstration of performance, Intelligent Store Discus prevented liquid slugging at start-up for one supermarket operator, saving three compressors and an estimated $22,000. For more information on the Intelligent Store Discus v2.1 compressor, please visit emersonclimate.com/copelanddiscus.
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 appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business platform 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. 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.