Emerson announced it will host its next E360 webinar entitled “Making Sense of the Latest Rulemaking on Acceptable Refrigerants.”

In September, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ruled on additional changes to refrigerant status through its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. This latest revision includes an HFC refrigerant phase-out schedule in cold storage refrigeration and some AC applications.

Dr. Rajan Rajendran, vice president of system innovation center and sustainability, will moderate the webinar on Tuesday, November 29, at 2 p.m. EST. He will provide a review of the EPA’s 2015 final refrigerant rule and perspective on its latest SNAP ruling. Rajendran will also explain the amendment to Section 608 of the Clean Air Act and talk about the various global efforts to phase out high-GWP HFC refrigerants, from the EU’s F-Gas initiative and Montreal Protocol meetings to Environmental Canada’s recent proposal and the California Air Resources Board pollutant reduction strategy.

Other topics covered in the webinar will include:

• Change of status on refrigerants per the latest SNAP ruling

• Revisions to Section 608 leak detection ruling

• Global regulations to limit high-GWP refrigerants

• Development of new acceptable refrigerant substitutes

• SNAP’s impact on AC chillers

To give attendees insights into the status of new refrigerant availability, refrigerant manufacturers — including Honeywell’s Dr. Samuel Yana Motta, Chemours’ Dr. Barbara H. Minor, and Arkema’s Matt Ritter — will discuss their respective company’s efforts to develop lower-GWP substitutes that would be acceptable for use in a variety of applications. Finally, Emerson’s Shane Angle, vice president and general manager of air conditioning, will explain how the latest SNAP change of refrigerant status will impact AC chillers.

For more information on this next E360 webinar, including registration information, go here.