Emerson joins rush to lower GWPs

Following hot on the heels of Bitzer, Emerson has announced the approval of new low GWP refrigerants R448A and R449A in its Discus and Copeland Scroll compressors.

The US compressor manufacturer says it has now completed material compatibility testing, application guideline verifications, UL approval qualification and extensive life testing on both refrigerants.

These refrigerants have a lower global warming potential (GWP) and serve as replacements for R404A and R507A, which are commonly used in supermarkets, condensing units and commercial refrigeration equipment.

Performance ratings for these new refrigerants can be accessed in Emerson’s OPI software or through Emerson Climate Technologies’ Production Selection Software…

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