‘The Right Balance’ for Supermarkets
‘The Right Balance’ for Supermarkets

AACHEN, GERMANY, October 4, 2012 – Supermarket refrigeration technology is in a stage of transition. One reason is that the factors of running costs and environmental impact are gaining in importance and are strongly influencing key decision makers like retailers, contractors and other stakeholders. To respond the industry actors develop new technologies and use new or known refrigerants that typically haven’t been applied in commercial refrigeration before. This has resulted in many possible combinations.

An initial well-balanced decision can reduce running costs and CO2 emissions over the lifetime of a refrigeration system tremendously. Emerson Climate Technologies has developed the new web-based software tool ‘The Right Balance’ to facilitate this decision process. The intention is to highlight the differences in the key factors between the current well-working refrigeration systems and possible future system alternatives using today's state of the art technology. Six different refrigeration system options were investigated to compare the results with respect to:

  • Life time CO2 emissions (TEWI)
  • Annual energy costs
  • Investment

A number of variables like ‘Cooling Load’, ‘Emission Factor’, ‘Electricity Cost’, ‘Leakage Rate’ and others help to tailor the comparison for the specific customer project. The real time outcome is summarized in an easy to read overview of the results in order to find the right balance among emissions, costs and investments. It helps to find the right system for each supermarket individually. The results can be downloaded as a report in pdf format and as an Excel data sheet. ‘The Right Balance’ is an online-tool and accessible on the Internet under ‘RESOURCES’ at www.emersonclimate.eu.

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About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal year 2011 were US$ 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, 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™ and Alco Controls, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.eu


Achim Frommann
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