ST. LOUIS Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced its next E360 Webinar will cover the ever-expanding variety of refrigeration and refrigerant options that today’s small-format food retail and foodservice operators have to choose from.

With a growing list of eco-friendly refrigerant options and many low global warming potential (GWP) options from which to choose — including a wide range of new synthetic blends and a few natural alternatives — small grocers, convenience stores and restaurants are challenged with selecting a new refrigerant alternative that will serve as the basis for their short- and long-term refrigeration platforms. Behind this difficult decision is an active regulatory climate — one with numerous hurdles to clear in the next five years.

The webinar, entitled Opportunities for Natural Refrigerants in Small-format Applications, will be held on Tuesday, May 16 at 2 p.m. EDT. Presenters will explore the many considerations operators have when moving to natural refrigerant-based systems, including cost, performance, safety and servicing impacts of natural systems. Attendees will also learn:

  • Evolution of natural systems from large- to small-format retail
  • Market dynamics driving an increase in urban small-format retail
  • Regulatory implications of propane (R-290) and CO2 (R-744)
  • Equipment and system architectures that utilize natural refrigerants

The webinar will be co-presented by Allen Wicher, director of refrigeration marketing, and Andre Patenaude, director of CO2 business development, both with Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions platform. Wicher is responsible for leading the business strategy and planning for growth in restaurants, convenience stores and commercial kitchens. Patenaude is responsible for developing the global strategy around the company’s CO2 industry stewardship, marketing initiatives, and channel training as it relates to CO2 refrigeration systems. 

For more information on this next E360 Webinar, including registration information, click here