India-based Kirloskar Chillers, a part of the Kirloskar Group, is a pioneer in manufacturing chillers with ozone-friendly hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants to the Indian market in 1996, at a time when chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants were the norm. Today, its entire range of products uses zero ozone depletion potential (ODP) refrigerants such as HFC-134a and HFC-407C.
In continuation of this green commitment, Kirloskar Chillers has recently introduced water-cooled screw chiller with fourth generation hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant R1234ze. These chillers offer efficient flooded evaporator design, lower operating/standing pressures com-pared to R134a chillers, and inverter-driven compressors to enhance part-load performance.
R1234ze refrigerant is a safe, efficient, and sustainable alternative to HFC refrigerants. R1234ze has zero ODP and global warming potential (GWP) of less than 1, reduces direct CO2 emissions by 99.6% and indirect CO2 emissions thanks to the lower energy consumption, is nontoxic and low flammability, and has only 18-day atmospheric life, much shorter than 13-year for R134a.