Emerson will be a sponsor of World Refrigeration Day on 26 June. Celebrated on the 195th birthday of physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin, this inaugural annual event is intended to raise awareness and understanding of the significant role that refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump (RACHP) technology plays in modern living.

RACHP and HVACR organisations and professionals from the US, India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, Africa, and across Europe have indicated their support for the establishment of World Refrigeration Day and will participate in a range of activities to recognise the event.

Emerson will take part in a 90-minute webinar titled “Refrigerants for Life: How Refrigerants Affect Modern Life” on 26 June 26 at 9am EDT.

Dr Rajan Rajendran, vice president of System Innovation Center and Sustainability for Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, will represent the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and will present on the responsible use of refrigerants.

Dr Rajendran is director of The Helix, Emerson’s research and innovation centre located on the University of Dayton campus. He represents Emerson in its communications with various policy and industry organisations such as the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy, among others. He is widely recognised throughout industry as an expert on the application and regulation of refrigerants.

He said: “At Emerson, we are committed to helping our customers address the world’s most critical needs. We are excited to participate in World Refrigeration Day and promote the role that refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technologies and applications have in today’s world.

“We aim to advance the dialogue and are actively engaged with leaders in the refrigeration and air conditioning industries to address the many challenges the industry is facing – including evolving environment-related regulations, climate change awareness, the growing ubiquity of digital technologies, food safety and quality needs, and never-ending energy and operating cost concerns.”