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Team Traveling to ATMOsphere America 2013

ATMOsphere America 2013ATMOsphere America is the meeting place for industry experts to discuss natural refrigerant trends, latest technologies and regulatory issues in the United States and Canada. This year’s event will be held June 18-19 in Washington DC, and I will be participating on the Supply Chain Panel to talk about a component supplier’s perspective to these issues.

Throughout the event, I will be available to meet and discuss Emerson’s focus on energy efficiency and helping companies reclaim waste heat from industrial refrigeration processes over a wide spectrum of markets and applications, including utilizing natural refrigerants such as ammonia. Additionally, several others from the Emerson team will be joining me to discuss the migration to low GWP refrigerants. Andre Patenaude, Director of Marketing at Emerson Climate Canada, will be available to meet and discuss a variety of topics associated with refrigerant options currently available as well as those still in development. Autumn Nicholson, Application Engineering Systems Analyst for Emerson Climate Refrigeration, and Paul Farrant, Application Specialist for Vilter, will also be available to meet and discuss technical questions regarding natural refrigerants trends.

More information about the ATMOsphere America 2013 event can be found here.

Sam Gladis
Business Director, Heat Pumps
Emerson Climate Technologies

Low-GWP Refrigerant Alternatives Being Evaluated

AHRI has posted nine final test reports for its Low Global Warming Potential Alternative Refrigerants Evaluation Program (Low-GWP AREP). The reports contain drop-in test results of low-GWP refrigerants in several different types of systems:

  • Chillers
  • Commercial ice machines
  • Residential heat pumps
  • Bottle coolers
  • Trailer refrigeration

This Low-GWP AREP was started over two years ago.  The alternative refrigerants are not ranked, however.  The goal of the program was simply to identify potential refrigerant replacements for high GWP refrigerants (such as R404A, R134a, and R410A) and present performance of these replacements in a consistent and standard manner.

All of the details of the AHRI Low-GWP AREP can be found at: http://www.ahrinet.org/ahri+low_gwp+alternative+refrigerants+evaluation+program.aspx

Emerson Climate Technologies makes sense of refrigerant options in a new presentation:  http://www.emersonclimate.com/en-us/Products/Compressors/Scroll_Compressors/copeland_scroll_refrigeration/Documents/AHR_NewRefrigerantsV2.pdf

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

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