Low-charge ammonia chiller is successfully tested

By Rick Pendrous contact

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Star Refrigeration tested its low-charge ammonia Azanechiller 2.0
Star Refrigeration tested its low-charge ammonia Azanechiller 2.0

Related tags: Carbon dioxide, European union

Star Refrigeration has successfully tested its latest low-charge ammonia Azanechiller 2.0 at the company’s Westway factory at Renfrew in Scotland.

Visitors to the event in June witnessed the first built unit of the EU Directive Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEPS) EcoDesign-compliant chiller in operation. It demonstrated energy efficiency figures 71% higher than the MEPS requirement.

From July 1 2016, it became mandatory for refrigeration manufacturers of medium temperature (MT) and low temperature process chillers to declare performance and other technical details, in accordance with the MEPS requirements.

The main goal of this directive is the reduction of energy consumption (and, therefore, carbon dioxide emissions) and other negative environmental impacts of chillers, particularly at the design stage.

Star’s Azanechiller 2.0 is said to go well beyond the tightest MEPS of the directive, with efficiency figures up to 146% higher than the requirement for MT chillers.

Contact: Star Refrigeration

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