On July 30, Emerson will participate in a free webinar entitled “Making the Transition to an Effective Natural Refrigerant Architecture,” which is sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) GreenChill program.

For several years, the use of natural refrigerants in supermarket refrigeration has become an increasingly relevant topic across the industry. While taking a natural approach may seem like a far-away future concept to some, successful implementations are happening in various global regions and slowly becoming more commonplace in the U.S. as well.

Typically, discussions about natural refrigerants are part of a larger context, one that recognizes the ongoing transition from legacy refrigerants to sustainable alternatives. Here, natural refrigerants are among the most readily available, viable options, because they offer very low GWP and no ODP. But with relatively low adoption in U.S. supermarkets, there is still a fair amount of uncertainty among operators considering a move to natural refrigerant systems.

Industry initiatives like the GreenChill program are helping to promote broader use of natural refrigerants. Over the last decade, Emerson has been a leader in the development of natural refrigerant-ready components and systems. That’s why the company is pleased to announce a free GreenChill webinar that will feature two of Emerson’s experts on this topic, Andre Patenaude, director of food retail marketing and growth, and John Wallace, director of innovation.

Webinar attendees will learn:

  • Characteristics and caveats of using CO2 (R-744), propane (R-290), and ammonia (R-717);
  • Market trends driving the use of natural refrigerants, such as: evolving store formats, corporate sustainability objectives, and the dynamic regulatory climate;
  • Examples of successful natural refrigerant system installations and trials taking place; and
  • Details about common natural refrigerant architectures and innovations.

Backed by innovations from leading equipment manufacturers, regional governance incentives and federal sustainability programs, the transition to natural refrigerants is more viable today than ever before.

The webinar will take place Tuesday, July 30 at 2 p.m. Eastern time/11 a.m. Pacific time. To register for this free event, mark your calendar now and then follow these steps on the day of the webinar:

  1. Visit the webinar access page: Making the Transition to an Effective Natural Refrigerant Architecture
  2. If you get a Window Security screen, click “OK”
  3. Select “Enter as a Guest”
  4. Enter your name
  5. Click “Enter Room”
  6. Click “OK”

Publication date: 7/2/2019

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