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 FOND DU LAC, Wis., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Copeland Glacier scroll compressor in a commercial refrigeration system has been brought to the market by Heatcraft Refrigeration Products Division. The new scroll compressor, utilizing environmentally-safe HP-62 refrigerant, was installed in late June at a nursing home here by Hansen Refrigeration.
 "As we promised at the 1993 ASHRAE/ARI Show, Heatcraft is taking the lead in refrigeration technology," said Ed French, vice president and general manager of Heatcraft Refrigeration Products Division. "This indicates our leadership in incorporating scroll technology and CFC-free refrigerants to our product offering."
 With the pending elimination of R-12 and R-502 and the gradual phase-out of R-22 product, Dupont's HP-62 is one of the leading contenders to replace R-502 as the standard low/medium temperature refrigerant. The Copeland Glacier Scroll uses HP-62 and Polyol Ester Oil lubricant.
 French said scroll compressors sold by Heatcraft brands would serve the 3-5 horsepower market and fit a wide variety of general cooling and freezing applications. Heatcraft will release a new line of scroll compressor products in late 1993.
 Scroll is the latest compressor technology, which is more efficient than the reciprocating method. French said some of the advantages of scroll versus reciprocating technology include fewer parts, more effective heat transfer, smooth, continuous compression cycle, no valve losses, flatter capacity curve and low sound level.
 The installation at Fond du Lac Lutheran Home is the first of 50 test sites Heatcraft plans to establish. Anyone interested in participating in the scroll compressor test program should contact their Heatcraft Refrigeration Brand representative.
 Fond du Lac Lutheran Home serves 180 residents and has approximately 200 full and part time employees. The scroll system was installed as part of a renovation and expansion project for the building and kitchen area. The refrigeration installation serves a new walk-in freezer in the nursing home's kitchen, where employees prepare more than 200 meals three times a day for residents and employees.
 "Like all restaurant and store facilities, they (the nursing home) save money by buying food in large quantities," said Tom Will, president of Hansen Refrigeration. "We had to come up with a compressor and coil to make sure the freezer maintains temperature. The installation went well and the freezer is working fine. The scroll compressor is so quiet, it's hard to tell it's running."
 Quiet is important to Lee Tomchek, executive director of Fond du Lac Lutheran Home.
 "The condensing unit is close to some of our residents' bedroom windows, so I am grateful for the lack of noise," Tomchek said.
 Copeland's scroll compressor model number is ZF13K-TFS. It was installed at the nursing home with Bohn evaporator LET 1601, which is designed to maintain a 0 to minus 10 degrees box temperature.
 The Fond du Lac scroll compressor was sold by Gustave A. Larson Co., a Bohn wholesaler and a leader in alternative refrigerant technologies serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and the Dakotas. Sam Stein handled the transaction for Sigma Sales Corporation, a Bohn manufacturer's representative.
 Heatcraft Refrigeration products is owned by Lennox International and manufactures premier, commercial refrigeration products under the brand names Bohn, Chandler, Climate Control, Larkin and Applied Products. Heatcraft Refrigeration's headquarters are located Stone Mountain, Ga., and the company has facilities in Tifton, Ga.; Danville, Ill.; Dallas and Chino, Calif.
 For more information on Heatcraft scroll refrigeration systems, write or call Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, 4900 Lewis Road, Stone Mountain, Ga. 30083; 404-939-4450.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Photographs are available upon request./
 /CONTACT: Bob Brewster of Adamson Public Relations, 314-727-9500, for Heatcraft Refrigeration Products/

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