Was a Participant in the “Supply Chain” Panel Discussion at the Second Annual Conference
SIDNEY, OHIO, July 23, 2013 — Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced Sam Gladis, business director — heat pumps, Vilter Manufacturing LLC, a business of Emerson Climate Technologies, spoke at the ATMOsphere America 2013 Conference held June 17–19 in Washington. He was a participant in the “Supply Chain” panel discussion that brought together perspectives on natural refrigerant use from end users, system suppliers, refrigeration consultants, refrigerant suppliers, and trade and training associations.
“I believe the HVACR industry in the U.S. has made significant headway when it comes to utilizing natural refrigerants in an industrial setting,” said Gladis. “But, in order to drive a greater acceptance of natural refrigerants, we need an industry-wide effort to educate customers.”
Discussions among the session’s participants focused on the regulatory burden on natural refrigerant end users and on the importance of knowledge sharing and collaborative projects to improve safety and training. Gladis also noted a growing recognition of the benefits of natural refrigerants in Europe, which is gradually being adopted in the U.S. as well.
“Since Emerson’s first ammonia heat pump installation in the United Kingdom three years ago, which reduced the amount of coal needed to run the factory by approximately 50 percent, Emerson has installed an additional 17 ammonia systems around the globe, 14 of which are located in Europe,” added Gladis.
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 2012 were $24.4 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. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.
About ATMOsphere America 2013
ATMOsphere America gathered approximately 200 HVAC&R stakeholders in Washington, D.C. to discuss the business case for natural refrigerants in the U.S. and Canada and the game-changing role North America could assume in the mainstreaming of natural refrigerant technologies. Representatives from more than 100 different companies and organizations debated the latest natural refrigerant market developments, as well as the regulatory and economic barriers that still need to be overcome. Leading suppliers presented their latest technology case studies, consumer goods brands and industrial end-users spoke about their experiences with CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons, and representatives from different governmental bodies addressed recent regulatory developments in both the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.atmo.org/files/reports/atmo_america_report.pdf