Supermarkets Chains Can Reap Millions of Dollars in Annual Cost Savings
SIDNEY, OHIO, January 23, 2012 — Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today introduced a new refrigeration system that has the potential to help a supermarket or grocery store reduce its refrigeration-related energy expenses by up to 10 percent.
Powered by the Copeland Scroll™ K5 refrigeration compressor, the new system incorporates two important features that deliver significant system efficiency advantages. The first is variable volume ratio technology, which optimizes low-condensing performance. The second is enhanced vapor injection capability for maximum capacity at low set points without having to add more or larger compressors.
“Considering the fact that a typical 50,000 sq. ft. supermarket incurs approximately $20,000 each month in refrigeration-related energy expenses, the annual cost savings per store can reach $20,000 - $24, 000,” said Mitch Knapke, market manager, food retail. “Large, national grocery chains can realize millions of dollars in refrigeration-related energy savings each year.”
The new Copeland Scroll K5 Refrigeration Compressor is designed for large refrigeration needs (7.5 to 15 hp) and for use with low to medium temperature applications, in both stand-alone and parallel systems.
Every Copeland Scroll K5 Refrigeration Compressor comes equipped with CoreSense™ technology, which means contractors can easily diagnose compressor issues, either on-site or remotely, reducing system downtime and unnecessary callbacks.
For more information about the new K5 compressor, please visit Copeland Scroll K5 Refrigeration Compressor.
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 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., part of Emerson Climate Technologies, 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.