Emerson Climate Technologies Inc. has released a new tool for supermarket refrigeration designers and engineers.

The Life Cycle Climate Performancecalculator is a Web-based tool that allows users to compare different supermarket system architectures with various refrigerants. It calculates annual power, total annual carbon-dioxide emissions and peak power, and is also able to provide recommendations to users. The tool also allows the user to enter operating conditions in which to compare. Multiple system types can be analyzed, including centralized direct expansion, distributed, cascade, secondary and booster CO2.

“The LCCP software will be a valuable tool for supermarkets interested in limiting their CO2 footprint and will be able to provide an apples-to-apples comparison on the environmental impact of a given supermarket system,” said Mike Saunders, director of end-user technical sales and support at Emerson Climate Technologies.

More information about LCCP can be found at www.emerson.com.