Star Refrigeration Launches Energy Efficient HFO Chiller After a Year’s Research Project Into Low GWP Cooling
Star Refrigeration has taken the next step in its long-term strategy to develop products that reduce the total cost of ownership for its customers with the announcement of the extension to its high efficiency Indigochiller range to include HFO refrigerants. This solution provides an alternative to R134a as uncertainty remains in Europe over the future of the F-Gas Regulations and HFC refrigerants.
London, UK (PRWEB) December 13, 2013
The new addition to Star’s air cooled Indigochiller range uses the synthetic refrigerant R1234ze, which has a low Global Warming Potential of 6. This is a highly energy efficient, low noise chiller solution for building services, HVAC and process cooling.
Star teamed up with Danfoss Turbocor and Honeywell when developing the new range of Indigochiller at their design and manufacturing facilities in Glasgow, Scotland.
A year of factory and field testing followed to verify performance, and analysis of the data collected has confirmed that the HFO Indigochiller delivers increased efficiency and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
The Indigochiller range has a unique method of construction designed to minimize the risk of refrigerant leakage and increase an efficient operating life of 20+ years.
The system includes welded steel pipes, bellows, seal valves and epoxy coated condenser fins as standard, ensuring high build quality and leak tightness.
“This development is part of our long-term customer care strategy. It allows us to give our customers confidence that we can help them transition to low GWP refrigerants moving forward, and at the same time, reduce operating costs.
We remain invested in the long-term success of our customers and ensure they are prepared so they can be more efficient, productive in what they do, and also meet the energy requirements and regulations, which are becoming more severe as time goes on,” says Star’s Group Sales & Marketing Director Dr. Robert Lamb.
For more than 40 years, Star Refrigeration have led the way to new discoveries in refrigeration technology that help customers with the challenges they face. The increasing European and International pressures to ban some HFCs and phase-down their use has prompted the company to develop an innovative and environmentally conscious solution that combines high efficiency and low GWP.
About Star Refrigeration:
Star Refrigeration is the largest independent industrial refrigeration contractor in the UK, employing over 350 people.
Since its foundation in 1970, the Glasgow based contractor has focused on the research and development of natural refrigeration and heating technologies.
Star delivers products and services to international blue-chip corporations through its 10 operation branches across Britain, and partners in Europe, Asia, and US.
Star Refrigeration is part of the Star Group of companies, with products and services ranging from design, manufacturing, contracting, aftercare, consultancy to training. The group operates in five main business sectors:
- Industrial Refrigeration and Heat Pumps – http://www.star-ref.co.uk
- Inline Freezing and Chilling Equipment – http://www.starfrost.com
- Electrical and Mechanical Engineering – http://www.star-mesolutions.co.uk
- Technical consultancy – http://www.star-ts.co.uk
- HVACR Learning – http://www.i-know.com
About Danfoss Turbocor:
Danfoss Turbocor Compressors is transforming the commercial HVAC market with innovative technology that redefines lifetime operating costs for mid-range chiller and rooftop applications. Combining industrially proven component technologies largely sourced from the aerospace industry, Danfoss Turbocor compressors promise new horizons in energy efficiency. Reliability is assured with almost 24,000 compressors produced since 2003.
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address some of the world’s toughest challenges linked to global macrotrends such as energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. With approximately 132,000 employees worldwide, including more than 22,000 engineers and scientists, Honeywell has an unrelenting focus on performance, quality, delivery, value and technology in everything they make and do.
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