Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigerant Expert to Speak at Carrier’s Global Engineering Conference

Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigerant Expert to Speak at Carrier’s Global Engineering Conference

Rajan Rajendran to Address Refrigerants of the Future in Breakout Session

ST. LOUIS, February 28, 2012 – Rajan Rajendran, vice president of engineering services and sustainability at Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), will share a global perspective on the important issue of refrigerants at Carrier’s 11th Global Engineering Conference, scheduled for March 18-20, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) solutions and a part of United Technologies Corp., brings emerging building trends and environmental issues into focus through the event, which has the theme “20/20 the Future in Focus:  Rethink.  Restore.  Regenerate.”

During his breakout session Rajendran will discuss how lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants are becoming available for air conditioning and heat pump applications and how minimizing a system’s life cycle impact on the environment should be the goal in narrowing options. Rajendran will also discuss the pros and cons of the refrigerants being considered in the industry today and how these choices can affect direct emissions and energy consumption.

Rajan Rajendran has more than 20 years of experience in the research, development, and application of compressor products in refrigeration systems.  His role as coordinator of the next generation of refrigerants work being done at Emerson has made him knowledgeable in alternate refrigerants work in air conditioning, heat pump and refrigeration systems in the United States and Europe, as well as Asia.  He also serves on committees at the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and Underwriters Laboratory (UL), especially the Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program Task Force at AHRI and the Working Groups for A2L Refrigerants at UL.  In addition, he is the incoming chairman of the Compressor and Condensing Unit Section and the present Engineering Committee chair.

A sought-after speaker on the important industry topic of refrigerants, Rajendran has addressed the Food Marketing Institute 2011 Energy & Store Development Conference, and the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Manufacturers Association of India. Rajendran also took part in the United Nations conference on the Montreal Protocol on global warming in August 2011.

In addition, Emerson is participating in AHRI’s industry-wide cooperative research program, Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (AREP).

Online registration is now open for Carrier’s 2012 Global Engineering Conference at www.2012GEC.com.

About Emerson
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 2011 were $24.2 billion.  For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

About Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a company of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, is the world’s leading compressor manufacturer, offering more than 10,000 compressor models in a full range of technologies, including scroll, reciprocating and screw compressor designs. A pioneer in the HVACR industry, the company led the introduction of scroll technology to the marketplace. Today more than 56 million Copeland Scroll™ compressors are installed in residential and commercial air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems around the world. Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio.

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