Emerson announced it has launched R-290 (propane) ready models for its Copeland M-Line condensing unit platform. The propane-ready solution helps customers use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved natural refrigerant substitute while also helping to answer the Department of Energy’s (DOE) call for more efficient compression technology.
The DOE’s mandate for reach-in units requires a 30 to 50 percent reduction in energy consumption which began on March 27. Additionally, the EPA will begin phasing out commonly used hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) in 2019. R-290 is one of the leading natural refrigerant options to those being phased out, and the newest models of the M-Line condensing unit platform are not only designed to significantly increase R-290 efficiencies, they are also designed to deliver energy improvements of up to 30 percent.
“Emerson continues to focus its efforts on solutions that help our customers make the transition to DOE- and EPA-compliant technology,” said Allen Wicher, foodservice director of marketing, Emerson’s Commercial and Residential Solutions platform. “This new solution offers optimal performance in low- and medium-temperature refrigeration applications and is designed with OEM and end user concerns in mind that go beyond meeting the DOE and EPA mandates such as capacity equivalence and same or reduced footprint.”
The M-Line condensing unit platform offers minimal sound output for quiet operation. With an optional electronic unit controller, additional benefits include: quick and easy setup; improved set-point accuracy, troubleshooting and diagnostics; and additional system safeguards to help end users and contractors improve usability and serviceability.