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Emerson Launches Copeland Scroll Outdoor Refrigeration Condensing Unit


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Emerson launched its Copeland Scroll Outdoor Refrigeration Condensing Unit (X-Line). While continuing to provide the highest annual energy efficiency levels available, the latest update to the X-Line includes improved serviceability and additional communications options.

By consolidating five different controls into a single module that supports operation, diagnostics, compressor protection and two-way communication, the unit can monitor system status and make necessary adjustments to maximize efficiency and reliability. The single module simplifies servicing by eliminating multiple components, while a removable hinged service door and an on-board data log further aid in serviceability.

The updated units also include additional refrigerant options in medium-temperature units, such as R-404A, R-407C/A and R-134a. New options approved by the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy program like R-448A, R-449A and others will continue to be added as they become available. The updated units can be applied to both service replacements and new installations because of its capability to operate many different refrigerants.

Communications have been improved with two-way capabilities, allowing remote control of the system. As part of Emerson’s ecoSYS platform, the updated units can be connected to supervisory controls such as Emerson’s E2, Site Supervisor and XWeb controls, as well as some third party controls. The unit can also be connected directly to a PC or accessed through an optional remote display.

All updated units come standard with advanced CoreSense diagnostics and protection to reduce potential service costs. The units also feature a slim, lightweight profile and wall mount capability for flexible mounting options, helping operators avoid more costly solutions associated with installation location issues. They are able to operate in extreme environmental conditions, including high and low ambient temperatures as well as coastal regions.

Available for both cooler and freezer applications, the updated units are ideal for convenience store and other small-format stores as well as foodservice operation. Ranging in size from 1.5 to 6 HP, the units are now being produced in Sidney, Ohio. This move will help better adapt to the regional requirements of North American customers, including product options and customer lead times.

“By producing these units in North America, we now offer our customers expedited delivery and the flexibility to request basic customizations,” says Ben Picker, Copeland product manager, Emerson. “This, combined with the potential to realize up to 25 percent higher annual efficiencies compared to industry offerings at a time when energy costs continue to rise, makes this a particularly significant upgrade.”

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