Company’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Expertise, Decades of System Testing and Global Industry Footprint Create Unique Perspective
ST. LOUIS, October 27, 2011 – Amid global environmental concerns and increased regulation in the HVACR industry, a growing number of organizations are turning to experts from Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), to address the sustainability, efficiency and safety issues surrounding refrigerant evaluation and selection. Emerson’s perspective on global refrigerant options is built on its years of experience in optimizing air conditioning and refrigeration systems, rigorous system testing and an internal network of experts in North America, Europe and Asia.
In the past two months Emerson experts have presented papers and led refrigerant discussions at the following events: Food Marketing Institute 2011 Energy & Store Development Conference (Atlanta), International Congress of Refrigeration (Prague) and the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association (India). Emerson representatives also took part in the United Nations conference on the Montreal Protocol on global warming in August. In addition, Emerson is participating in AHRI’s industry-wide cooperative research program, Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP).
In its role as an industry steward, Emerson’s emphasis on life cycle climate performance (LCCP) of refrigerants has been well-received in the industry. “There is a lot of uncertainty and confusion in the market about how and when to transition from high GWP HFCs. Organizations have their own sustainability objectives and their own efficiency priorities,” said Rajan Rajendran, director of engineering services, Emerson Climate Technologies. “Our perspective is that selecting the lowest GWP alternative will not protect the climate if the refrigerant’s manufacturing and energy use create a negating carbon footprint. As we talk to industry groups there is confidence in our expertise and in the capacity of our products to work well with the refrigerant decisions they make in both commercial refrigeration and air conditioning.”
Emerson’s global refrigerant message centers on performance, environmental issues and safety. Emerson experts advise global industry leaders to look at refrigerants not just in terms of global warming potential (GWP) but also on energy consumption and refrigerant leakage to make evaluations and decisions based on LCCP and total equivalent warming impact (TEWI).
Rajendran will be presenting a free webinar on November 2, “Refrigerant Evaluation and Selection.” Visit http://www.achrnews.com/events/574 for more information and registration. In addition, Emerson experts have a number of papers and presentations planned for the rest of this year and into 2012.
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. 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.
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