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2013 Technology in Action Conference Introduces New Interactive Format

One of the most exciting conferences that Emerson hosts is the annual Technology in Action Conference ( It takes place this year on April 15–17 at the Westin Resort in Savannah, Georgia. We’re also pleased to announce the inclusion of town hall-style panel discussions to the packed agenda. Not only are we bringing experts in data analytics, refrigerants and refrigeration systems, but we’re inviting attendees to join the debates and engage the most respected leaders in the supermarket industry via question and answer sessions.

Our panel discussions will address the most pressing topics we face today and shed light on industry best practices. By giving attendees chances to interact directly with the industry’s technology leaders, we’re confident attendees will take away invaluable knowledge and strategies to better measure, manage, optimize and sustain retail facility operations. We sincerely hope you’ll be there and contribute to the panel discussions that will benefit us all:

–        The Challenges of Big Data in Facility Management

–        Synthetic and Natural Refrigerant Options for Supermarkets

–        Advanced Supermarket Refrigeration Systems

The intent of the conference is to offer solutions to many of the operational problems that consistently challenge retailers. From rising energy costs to the demand for sustainable refrigeration system design, retailers today face myriad energy and operational challenges. This year’s conference will help retailers put the latest technologies into action to solve critical problems, reduce their environmental impact, optimize facility operations and increase system reliability.

Register now. I hope to see you at the conference!

Rajan Rajendran, Ph.D
Vice President, Engineering Services and Sustainability
Emerson Climate Technologies

Emerson at IIAR

Technical experts from Vilter Manufacturing LLC, a business of Emerson Climate Technologies, will be heading out to Colorado Springs this week to present the latest information about next generation ammonia heat pumps.  Vilter will also sponsor a Regulatory and Code Update Lunch during the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration’s (IIAR) 2013 Industrial Refrigeration Conference and Exhibition. The technical presenters from Vilter will be available before and after each presentation in booths #518-522.

Globally, the food and beverage industry’s need for energy efficiency and water savings is growing. More than 90percent of the energy consumed for refrigeration is wasted as heat rejected into the atmosphere. However, industrial heat pumps can capture that wasted heat and significantly lower a plant’s energy and water consumption. Installing heat pumps to capture waste heat from industrial processes is increasingly popular in Europe, largely because the heat they deliver far exceeds the energy they consume, greatly reducing the reliance on fossil fuels. Attendees will discover how the design and operation of food and beverage processing plants of the future will be adapted to capitalize on the benefits of industrial heat pumps.

The IIAR conference is an exceptional educational and networking forum for the industrial refrigeration industry.  We are honored to share our experiences and the knowledge we’ve acquired with our peers. More information about IIAR can be found at

Have you attended IIAR in the past? If so, we would be interested in knowing your thoughts about IIAR in general, and heat pump technology in particular, especially as it relates to utilizing ammonia as the primary refrigerant.

Sam Gladis
Business Director, Heat Pumps
Emerson Climate Technologies

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