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E360 Breakfast: Regulatory and Contractor Panel Discussion

Ed_McKiernan Ed McKiernan | President, Cold Chain, Electronics & Solutions

Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions

Before the doors open at the AHR Expo on January 15, join us at 8:30 a.m. for our E360 Breakfast. There you’ll get a firsthand regulatory update and gain insights during the contractor panel discussion as your peers share how they’re navigating in today’s ever-changing industry.

Because the regulatory world is dynamic, it can sometimes be challenging to stay current on the latest information. Jennifer Butsch, Emerson’s regulatory affairs manager, will highlight some of the latest regulations to help ensure you’re up to speed.

Then you’ll have the opportunity to gain perspective from the contractor panel discussion, which will be moderated by Talbot Gee, CEO of HARDI. We’ll explore how others are handling today’s challenging issues, evaluate new ideas and emerging technologies, and conclude with a Q&A session where you can pose some of your most pressing questions.


Afterward, you’ll be ready to hit the AHR Expo floor. We hope your first stop is the Emerson booth (#B2219), where you can take a close look at some of our exciting technologies:

  • Copeland Scroll™ Fractional Horsepower, Low-temperature Compressor — the AHR Innovation Award winner uses new liquid-injection and cooling discharge technologies to reduce compressor stress, meet federal regulatory requirements, and help achieve energy and sustainability goals without sacrificing productivity or efficiency
  • Emerson’s Supervisory Controls — an AHR Building Automation Award finalist, this total-facility platform helps retailers large and small monitor, optimize and control their refrigeration systems, HVAC, lighting and more
  • Copeland Outdoor Refrigeration Unit (X-Line) — see how leading retailers are saving space, improving efficiencies and reducing noise, rather than using self-contained or rack refrigeration systems
  • ProAct™ Software and Services — combine smart mobile alert software with ProAct service experts for continuous monitoring, full-time support and consulting
  • Copeland Scroll K5 Compressors — learn more about this family of digital and analog compressors that apply liquid and vapor injection for superior efficiency
  • Connect+ Software — see the unveiling of our newest software suite designed to utilize IoT to provide advanced operational efficiencies across a multi-site retail network

Register now to reserve your seat at this informative, idea-filled E360 Breakfast — a great way to start your day at AHR!

 

Copeland Scroll™ and Supervisory Controls Come out on Top

Phil Moeller | Vice President – Product Management, Refrigeration
Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions

The 2019 AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition) Innovation Awards winners have been announced, with Emerson taking home the hardware for its Copeland Scroll fractional-horsepower, low-temperature compressor in the Refrigeration category. Emerson’s Supervisory Controls were also recognized as finalists in the Building Automation category.

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Winners of the AHR Expo Innovation Awards were selected by a panel of third-party American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) member judges who evaluate all award entries based on innovative design, creativity, application, value and market impact. Award entry fees are donated to an organization in need of HVACR repairs, upgrades or installations, giving all competitors something to root for, whether they win or lose.

The Copeland Scroll fractional-horsepower, low-temperature compressors utilize liquid-injection technology and cooling discharge temperatures to help reduce compressor stress and meet federal regulatory requirements. Ensuring compliance with EPA and DOE regulations and granting compatibility with environmentally conscious refrigerants allow facility managers to meet energy and sustainability goals while simultaneously lowering their collective footprint without having to sacrifice productivity or efficiency.

The Supervisory Controls platform provides building and system management, control, power and simplified operation for refrigeration, HVAC, lighting and more. By collecting, analyzing, reporting and communicating performance history and metrics like energy usage, HVAC discharge and space temperatures, facility managers can quickly respond to issues that may impact customer experiences, food safety and operating costs — all from the convenience of their desktop computers or mobile devices.

Both products are geared toward helping customers stay ahead of the curve and adapt their operations in a rapidly changing industry without having to completely overhaul their operating structures and systems. High-efficiency equipment like the Copeland Scroll fractional-horsepower, low-temperature compressor and supervisory controls can help improve operations, mitigate risk, save money and further sustainability efforts.

Emerson will continue to develop new products to meet customer needs and strive to refine current products to help customers realize their most optimized and reliable operations to date, while still addressing compliance concerns and sustainability goals. Emerson is honored to be recognized by the AHR Expo panel of judges for our work and want to congratulate the other winners and finalists.

Electronics Help Get the Job Done

The HVACR industry continues to see advancements in electronic technologies and these advancements are quickly changing the game for contractors in the field. For example, when Emerson began transitioning from mechanical to electronic controls in refrigeration equipment in 2012 by replacing mechanical controls on Copeland™ condensing units with its Electronic Unit Controller, contractors and technicians quickly experienced the impact.

Today, Emerson has more than 60,000 Electronic Unit Controllers installed nationwide on its new Copeland Scroll™ FFAP condensing unit and its currently offered Copeland Scroll™ Outdoor condensing unit (XJ Series), and it is easy to understand how everyone in the service channel benefits from this simple switch. The technology is designed to enhance productivity without sacrificing accuracy. Contrary to the traditional, 25-minute set-up time required for mechanical control switches, the Electronic Unit Controller requires only one minute or less. Wholesalers also see firsthand the impact the transition has made. For years, equipment and service problems were associated with increased cost and time. Today, electronic technologies, like the Electronic Unit Controller, eliminate common equipment problems and reduce callbacks, making it possible to provide unprecedented levels of customer service and support.

Adjusting Low Pressure ControlThe graphic shows the simple, five-step process for adjusting low-pressure controls using an Electronic Unit Controller compared to the traditional set-up using a mechanical control. A tutorial for installing the Electronic Unit Controller can also be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HYx0OOWxdk&feature=youtu.be.

Stay tuned for a new post next week, where contractors and wholesalers weigh-in on electronic technology advancements.

Compressor Electronics Provide Protection for Adverse Operating Conditions

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Many of us are familiar with the metaphor that the compressor is like the heart of an HVAC system.  The “heart” behaves inefficiently with irregular patterns when particular conditions exist within the system that drives the compressor outside of its normal operating parameters.   CoreSense™ technology for Copeland Scroll™ compressors is designed to detect this irregular heart beat much like an EKG monitor does during a visit to the doctor.  Many of the common excursions outside of the operating envelope, like loss of charge, low suction pressure, high discharge pressure, and overcharge, can be detected and ultimately prevented with the proper application of CoreSense technology.  Protecting the compressor and shutting it down before a catastrophic incident saves valuable time and money throughout the service channel.

The following graphic depicts a typical compressor operating envelope for a residential air conditioning application.  The area highlighted in green is where the compressor is designed to operates in the most efficient and optimal way.  Prolonged operation outside this region can lead to significant compressor and system damage.  Four typical operating excursions, the possible causes, and the end of life compressor scenario are denoted around the perimeter of the envelope.  The application of CoreSense technology will proactively detect these excursions and prevent them from causing unwanted damage and costly repairs.

Back to the Future

Twenty-five years ago The Last Emperor won the Academy Award, gas was less than a dollar a gallon and the U.S. Department of Energy was establishing new efficiency regulations for the HVAC industry.

At the time, the industry was using reciprocating compressors in 8 SEER systems. Proponents for the new efficiency standards acknowledged the limitations of existing compressors and it was clear we needed a breakthrough technology that could deliver higher efficiency levels.

On November 14, 1987, Copeland officially became the first U.S. manufacturer to produce scroll compressors for use in the residential air conditioning and heat-pump systems. The industry quickly recognized Copeland Scroll™ compressors as the revolutionary leap in technology needed to achieve the efficiency levels required by the government.

copelandFast forward to today. The minimum standard is now 13 SEER, although manufacturers, still using Copeland Scroll technology, are producing AC and heat pump systems that surpass 20 SEER. The technology that helped revolutionize an industry 25 years ago is still going strong; over this period Emerson has produced 100 million Copeland Scroll compressors in nine manufacturing facilities spanning three continents.

As we have celebrated our milestones these past few months, the most exciting conversations I’ve had with manufacturers and contractors are focused on where we’re going with the future of scroll technology. Copeland Scroll compressors continue to play an important role in improving efficiency in the industry. We see modulating technology as a key part of our present and future strategy to offer high energy efficiency without compromising comfort. And compressor electronics, including Emerson’s innovations, are becoming critical as we look to use the compressor as a sensor to offer enhanced diagnostics, communication and protection capabilities.

I’m proud to have been part of the team that brought Copeland Scroll technology to market. The industry was at a turning point and we knew we had developed something that would change the future of HVAC.

Karl Zellmer
Vice President Sales, Air Conditioning Business
Emerson Climate Technologies

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