HVAC chiller manufacturers are offering a range of products in multiple configurations that use new refrigerants, consume less energy, communicate more effectively, can be serviced more easily, and may be designed to fit a wide range of applications.
Performing regular maintenance on chillers ensures they will operate as efficiently, and for as long, as possible. And while maintenance plans and practices can vary from region to region, manufacturer to manufacturer, and even client to client, HVACR contractors agree that minimal maintenance is better than no maintenance.
Aims to swiftly realize synergies with DeLclima and strengthen its commercial HVAC business
March 1, 2016
Mitsubishi Electric Corp., following the acquisition of approximately 74.97 percent of the shares of DeLclima S.p.A. from De’Longhi Industrial S.A. on Dec. 23, 2015, launched a mandatory tender offer to acquire the remaining shares. Consequently, Mitsubishi Electric has completed its acquisition of all the remaining shares.
Proposal would phase out use of R-134a, R-410A, and R-407C in chillers
February 4, 2016
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) issued a joint letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of changing the status of certain refrigerants used in liquid chillers under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program effective Jan. 1, 2025.
The complete line now offers units from 165 to 1,000 tons
February 3, 2016
Johnson Controls announced it has expanded its magnetic-bearing centrifugal chiller line, the York YMC2, to 1,000 tons of cooling (3,500 kW). The larger cooling capacity units address the need for reduced sound, high efficiency, and low maintenance as well as featuring magnetic bearing and oil free technology.
Alternative to R-134a provides 56 percent lower GWP and comparable performance
January 27, 2016
Johnson Controls announced it is enhancing its HFC product lines to be fully compatible with the non-flammable, low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant Opteon™ XP10 (R-513A) manufactured by The Chemours Co. York centrifugal and screw chillers ranging from 125 to 6,000 tons (440 to 21,100 kW) are compatible with R-513A.
Johnson Controls is buying 60 percent of that business and creating a joint venture with Hitachi Appliances retaining ownership of the remaining 40 percent. The new business is valued at around $2.8 billion.
XL Catlin and Financial Risk Solutions Inc. have entered an exclusive underwriting agreement to offer Chill-Pro® contractual liability insurance coverage for HVAC contractors in the U.S. Chill-Pro is a national insurance program that provides service agreement coverage for chillers.