R&D Complex with Chilling-Process Testing Capabilities Opens in Pennsylvania
Johnson Controls opened its Advanced Development & Engineering Center in York County, Pa. The complex includes a 250,000 ft2 testing laboratory and support facility, and it consolidates testing facilities from the company’s existing campus located 15 miles north in York, Pa. It also includes a 107,000 ft2 engineering office building.
The York facility was designed to accommodate the equipment it houses. For instance, the facility rises to 60’ in some areas to accommodate York chillers, including the company’s new YZ chiller, and air-handling units (AHU). The facility houses more than 20 laboratories, including those for air-cooled and water-cooled, acoustic, power electronics, compressor and air-handling process modeling and testing. The facility also houses a training center for variable refrigerant flow (VRF), its chillers and other products and technologies.
The grand opening held April 23 included a ribbon-cutting ceremony and comments from project stakeholders, followed by guided tours of the facility.
According to Johnson Controls, the testing laboratory complements its research and development facility in Wuxi, China, and its newly opened Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai.