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MAKE SENSE of Technology Alternatives That Can Help You Meet Future Energy Regulations


In the feature story of our second edition of E360 Outlook magazine, we talked about how the Department of Energy (DOE) has mandated significant energy consumption reductions for walk-ins, reach-ins and ice machines by 2017. Complying with these new regulations will require equipment changes that utilize new technologies and innovative refrigeration strategies in each application.

In our new MAKING SENSE webinar, entitled “Meeting Future Refrigeration Energy Regulations With Today’s Technology Alternatives,” we’ll provide an overview of the DOE’s regulations and then explore the specific technology alternatives you can use to achieve compliance. This complimentary webinar will be moderated by Kurt Knapke, Emerson’s vice president of engineering and electronics, and feature other industry experts.

With the DOE’s energy regulations taking effect in less than two years, the commercial refrigeration industry is busy making preparations now. Based on the DOE’s recommended design strategies to achieve compliance, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the technology alternatives most likely to be integrated into future refrigeration equipment.

Here are a few of the specific technologies we will be discussing:

  • Low-condensing refrigeration — floating head pressures with ambient temperatures can result in dramatic reductions in energy consumption. Learn how electronic expansion valves enable condensing systems to maintain head pressure at 10–20 °F above ambient temperature, resulting in a 15–20 percent EER improvement.
  • Compression technologies — high-efficiency variable speed compressors are recommended by the DOE to reduce energy consumption. We’ll compare scroll, hermetic and semi-hermetic compressors and show how each can impact energy usage.
  • Condenser coil performance (temperature differential) — increasing the condenser coil surface area can also increase airflow. But, will this mean a trade-off in compact equipment design? We’ll explore the implications and available options.

Make plans to join us Tuesday, March 17 from 2–3 p.m. EDT. To learn more and register, please visit our website at:


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