AACHEN, GERMANY, July 13, 2015 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), announces the qualification of scroll and semi-hermetic compressors for the refrigerants R448A, R449A, R450A and R513A after a successful completion of the material compatibility testing, application guideline verifications and extensive life testing.
These new refrigerants have a lower global warming potential (GWP) and could serve as replacements for existing refrigerants such as R404A, R507A, R407A/F and R134a, which are commonly used in commercial refrigeration equipment. In future R404A/ R507A will gradually disappear from the market, as a result from the bans on HFCs with a GWP of 2500 and above for new stationary refrigeration equipment (except equipment intended for application designed to cool products to temperatures below -50°C) and for the servicing of such systems with virgin refrigerants as of January 2020”. In 2022 this will be followed by a ban on HFCs with a GWP of 150 and above for multipack centralized refrigeration systems for commercial use with a rated capacity above 40kW, except in the primary refrigerant circuit of cascade systems where fluorinated greenhouse gases with a GWP lower than 1500 may be used.
“It is important that our customers receive tested, proven and sustainable alternatives to existing refrigerants that have been targeted for phase down” said Dr. Frank Rinne, Director Application Engineering at Emerson Climate Technologies Europe. “To help our customers minimize the resource constraints and costs associated with a shift of this magnitude, we have been working to qualify products and equipment that will not only comply with this phase down proposal, but also with those in the foreseeable future.”
In order to support customers with this transition Emerson Climate Technologies will publish retrofitting recommendations and updated technical guidelines on its website. Performance ratings and envelopes with Honeywell and DuPont’s new refrigerants can already be accessed for most Copeland™ semi-hermetic and Copeland Scroll™ compressors through ‘Select 7.11’, the new version of Emerson Climate Technologies’ Select Software, released in June 2015. Most of the Copeland semi-hermetic and Copeland Scroll compressors are released at this time. Emerson is however prepared to fully support customers’ requests. The detailed list of qualified compressors is available in the new Select 7.11 that is available on www.emersonclimate.eu.
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Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™, Dixell™ and Alco Controls™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.eu
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