2019 AHR Expo Innovation Award Winners Announced
The York YZ magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller won the 2019 AHR Expo Innovation Award in the Cooling category. Manufactured by Johnson Controls, the fully-optimized chiller is built with low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant to increase energy efficiency.
The York YZ provides centrifugal-chiller energy efficiencies as low as 0.1 kW/ton and has the potential to reduce annual electricity consumption by an average of 35 percent. Designed with engineering optimization for every component around R-1233zd, it combines technologies including a variable-speed magnetic bearing compressor, high-speed hermetic induction motor, falling film evaporator, adaptive capacity control logic and cloud-based analytics.
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