PUNE: Kirloskar Chillers, a part of the Kirloskar Group, recently launched India’s new range of water-cooled chillers using India’s first oil-free magnetic bearing centrifugal compressor. With the technical expertise to design and manufacture compressors using magnetic levitation technology, Kirloskar Chillers have joined a select few manufacturers globally capable of offering this technology.
Chillers form a part of the central air-conditioning systems and have a huge demand in various market segments, both commercial (hotels, hospitals, malls, airports and IT facilities) and industrial applications (pharmaceuticals, automobiles, textile, chemical and FMCG).
Speaking on the new initiative, Vice Chairman, Kirloskar Group, Rahul Kirloskar, said, “Kirloskar Chillers is committed to the Green Movement in India, and is continuously striving to offer more energy-efficient and environment-friendly products to the market. With the latest addition of indigenously manufactured magnetic bearing centrifugal chillers with capacities between 400 and 1200 TR (Ton of refrigeration), Kirloskar Chillers leads from the front in promoting the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ philosophy.”
He further said that Kirloskar Chillers Private Ltd (KCPL) was first in India to manufacture Hydro-Fluorocarbon (HFC) 134a centrifugal chillers. It was also the first manufacturer in India to offer chillers certified by Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. KCPL also set up the largest AHRI-certified test facility in India and was the first to introduce screw chillers using low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerants ahead of the market trend.
Managing Director, Kirloskar Chillers, Avinash Manjul said, “At KCPL, we continue to focus on Research and Development with a view to develop world-class products that continue to delight our customers. It is a matter of pride that KCPL’s products are well- accepted in several countries in Asia, Middle East and Africa. As a manufacturer, we have incorporated emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) into our product and service offerings to maximise customer value.”