ST. LOUIS - Emerson Climate Technologies announced its digital scroll compressor technology would help power the largest central air conditioning project ever awarded in China.

In partnership with Samsung Electronics, Emerson is providing its Copeland Digital Scrollâ„¢ compressors to power nearly 3,000 outdoor central air conditioning units being installed at the new Advanced Business Park in Beijing. Each Samsung unit is also equipped with one or more standard Copeland Scroll compressors.

The business park in Beijing's Fengtai district will be home to about 1,000 medium-sized to large companies in 500 stand-alone buildings, as well as five-star hotels, apartments, and technology transfer centers. The Samsung installation includes more than 13,122 indoor central air conditioning units.

Developers selected Samsung's DVMâ„¢ Plus central air conditioner featuring Emerson's digital scroll technology from several applicants based on its design and performance after a series of competitive trials. "We are very excited that our cutting-edge technology is being recognized and adopted by leading developers in Asia," said Tom Bettcher, an Emerson executive vice president.

"Many companies in China now have strict requirements for the central air conditioning systems in their office buildings, and Emerson's Copeland Digital Scroll technology makes significant contributions in energy efficiency, reliability, and performance that help developers meet their customers' needs."

Before awarding the contract, Dauphin Science Business Park Construction & Development Co. Ltd., the developer for the project, conducted an evaluation of available technologies for central air conditioning systems. The Samsung unit was selected following a rigorous three-month field test to verify energy savings and performance.

Publication date: 06/20/2005