Industry Expert Reviewed Latest Developments and Emerging Trends in Low GWP Refrigerant Technology
SIDNEY, Ohio, Nov. 9, 2011 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announced today that Rajan Rajendran, Ph.D., Director of Engineering Services, presented “Refrigerants Update” at the Food Marketing Institute’s Energy Show held in Atlanta on Sept. 19.
Dr. Rajendran focused his presentation on the refrigeration industry’s progress in converting from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) - to hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-based and hydroflurocarbon (HFC) refrigerants and its positive impact on reducing ozone depletion. He also reviewed the performance and the global warming potential (GWP) characteristics of currently available HFCs and emerging hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blends along with a discussion of system technologies as future low GWP options become known. Dr. Rajendran summarized the need to reduce leaks, reduce charge, focus on life cycle climate performance, and get involved in industry and other activities that impact the choice and use of the next generation of low GWP refrigerants.
With a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, Dr. Rajendran possesses more than 20 years of experience in the research, development and application of compressor products in refrigeration systems. He currently serves on the Low GWP Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program Task Force at the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute and the Working Groups for A2L Refrigerants at Underwriters Laboratories. In addition, he is the incoming Chairman of the Compressor and Condensing Unit Section and the current Engineering Committee chair.
Dr. Rajendran’s entire presentation is available on the Emerson Climate Technologies website at www.emersonclimate.com/supermarketrefrigerants. In addition, comprehensive studies of commonly applied commercial refrigerants and the current status of international, national and many regional standards and regulations are available at http://www.emersonclimate.com/en-US/about_us/proven_success/Pages/white_papers.aspx.
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
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business 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.