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Transitioning Refrigerants: Overcoming Obstacles and Uncertainty of Selecting Refrigerants and Retrofitting Equipment

Transitioning Refrigerants: Overcoming Obstacles and Uncertainty of Selecting Refrigerants and Retrofitting Equipment

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Transitioning Refrigerants: Overcoming Obstacles and Uncertainty of Selecting Refrigerants and Retrofitting Equipment

Live Webinar: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn the pitfalls of transitioning refrigerants, and how to overcome obstacles and uncertainty of selecting refrigerants and retrofitting equipment.



The decision to install new refrigeration equipment or retrofit existing equipment represents a significant financial investment, and the choice of refrigerant is a crucial component of the investment.  But, the current uncertainty over the availability of refrigerants and the regulatory requirements associated with managing refrigerants make these decisions increasingly challenging.

For instance, will HFCs, say R134a, be phased out of production or banned in the U.S.? Are there substitute refrigerants that can be used as drop-in replacements in equipment designed to use refrigerant “X”? What are the impacts of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol in the United States?

Join us on August 20 for an all-new webinar designed to provide a comprehensive overview on the status of current refrigerant phase-down and refrigerant management regulations, and how substitute refrigerants, specifically HFCs, will be regulated—a necessity to make informed decisions that are economically and operationally beneficial to your operations.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Identify refrigerants being phased-down, the specific and proposed schedules, and how it will impact users
  • Recognize how the proposed rescission of the current refrigeration regulations will impact the regulatory burden associated with certain refrigerants
  • Define the significance of court decisions that partially vacate EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Program (SNAP) rules that would essentially phase-out certain HFCs in some applications
  • Describe the function of EPA’s SNAP and how to utilize it to identify viable alternative refrigerants for your operations
  • Identify states that may be taking actions to initiate their own phase-down initiatives
  • Analyze the viability of the potential refrigerants of the future

About Your Presenter

Rajan RajendranRajan Rajendran
Vice President of System Innovation Center and Sustainability
Emerson Climate Technologies

Rajan Rajendran is vice president, System Innovation Center and Sustainability at Emerson Climate Technologies. In this role, Rajan oversees the operation of Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center, located in Dayton, Ohio.  The Helix is Emerson’s new business opportunities development and incubation center focused on solving customer problems by taking an ecosystem approach.

Rajendran serves on HVACR industry committees, such as the AHRI, the Alliance For Responsible Atmospheric Policy, NAFEM and ASHRAE. In addition, he is vice chair of the Systems Steering Committee at AHRI, the co-chair of the Global Food Cold Chain Council (GFCCC) and represents the United States on UNEP’s Refrigerant Technical Options Committee (RTOC) as the lead author for Commercial Refrigeration and as a member of the Air Conditioning chapters

Rajendran has a B.S. from the University of Madras, India, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University. He also has a master’s degree in business administration from Wright State University.