Next Installation of Emerson’s Making Sense Webinar Series to Focus on Impact of EPA’s Proposed Changes to SNAP Program
ST. LOUIS, August 22, 2014 — Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced it is hosting a complimentary webinar entitled “Staying Ahead of Rulemaking Proposals on Acceptable Refrigerants” on August 26 at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed several changes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. Under its most recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR), numerous hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and HFC-containing blends previously listed as acceptable will be listed as unacceptable for some uses. This will affect supermarket systems, stand-alone equipment, condensing units and even vending machines.
This ninth installment in Emerson’s ongoing Making Sense webinar series will explain the current status of the NOPR; explore compliant, low-GWP refrigerant alternatives; and discuss the challenges faced by equipment and component manufacturers as well as end users. With the 60-day comment period on the NOPR underway, it’s a timely, must-attend event featuring a panel of experts ready to address any related questions.
During this free webinar, attendees will learn more about:
- The current status of the EPA’s most recent NOPR
- Applications targeted by the new proposal
- Viable, acceptable refrigerant alternatives
- Equipment and system considerations when applying low-GWP refrigerants
- F-gas regulation and what that means in Europe
Dr. Rajan Rajendran, vice president of engineering services and sustainability at Emerson Climate Technologies, will lead the webinar. Dr. Rajendran has worked at Emerson since 1990 and is responsible for technical support to OEMs and end users for the company’s refrigeration business, including the design services and testing businesses. He serves on committees at the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL), especially the Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program Task Force at AHRI and the Working Groups for A2L Refrigerants at UL.
The Emerson Climate Technologies Making Sense webinar series is designed to educate and inform those within the HVACR industry about new technologies, regulations, the latest trends and environmental updates. To receive a complimentary registration for the August 26 event, visit www.emersonclimate.com/makingsense
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 2013 were $24.7 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. For more information, visit www.EmersonClimate.com