Al Maier is vice president of application engineering at Emerson Climate Technologies, Flow Control Division. Marc Scancarello is director, materials and chemical engineering, Emerson Climate Technologies. For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.com or reference form #93-11 in Online Product Information, which is Refrigerants/Lubricants Approved For Use in Copeland® Compressors.
With the approach of 2010, the industry will be faced with a shift in both refrigerants and system lubricants. The impending phaseout of chlorine-based refrigerants mandates that the industry move to lubricants that work satisfactorily with the new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.