YORK® YLAA scroll chiller with low-GWP R-454B refrigerant

YORK® YLAA scroll chiller with low-GWP R-454B refrigerant

Johnson Controls is advancing environmental stewardship with low-GWP chiller platforms to serve European customers

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — Nuremburg, Germany – Johnson Controls introduces the YORK® YLAA scroll chiller available with low-global warming potential (GWP) R-454B refrigerant from 190 to 530 kW cooling capacity. The YORK® YLAA with low-GWP R-454B is prepared for the future by providing the best available refrigerant choice for operating cost and environmental impact.

“Johnson Controls continues to take a leadership role in the transition to the next generation of GWP refrigerants. It is our aim to help the industry to choose the best low-GWP refrigerant for its equipment, so it can meet the European Union F-Gas Regulations. R-454B is the lowest GWP replacement for R-410A and provides similar properties and operating performance without major modifications to equipment design,” Christian Rudio, Director of Portfolio Management Europe at Johnson Controls says.

Lowest GWP refrigerant with higher efficiency

R-454B is a low-GWP hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) based refrigerant. It offers the optimal balance of properties to replace R-410A in positive displacement, direct expansion air-conditioning, heat pump and chiller applications. While all commercially viable replacements for R-410A are classified as flammable, R-454B has the lower flammability and low toxicity ASHRAE classification of A2L and has a lower burning velocity compared to R-32. This next-generation refrigerant has a GWP of 476 (75% lower than R-410A) and provides the same capacity and higher efficiency than R-410A. It offers excellent performance in normal and high ambient conditions.

Reduced energy costs and environmentally-friendly

The YORK® YLAA air-cooled chiller is an environmental leader delivering outstanding efficiency for all air-conditioning applications. YLAA chillers are self-contained cooling solutions that are light-weight and compact for convenient installation and have a wide range of accessories and options including factory packaged variable speed pumps, Johnson Controls Connected Chillers intelligent performance monitoring, and low sound packages. With advanced technology, air-cooled water chiller systems featuring YORK® YLAA Chillers offer remarkable real-world performance. Brazed evaporators and microchannel condensers enable more efficient heat transfer, providing lower life-cycle costs. A true plug and play system that provides the highest efficiency for its operation, YORK® YLAA air-cooled scroll chillers allow to reduce energy costs while being friendlier to the environment.

The YORK® YLAA scroll chiller with R-454B will be available in Europe early 2019.

To learn more about the YLAA with R-454B, visit Johnson Controls in hall 7 booth 525 at Chillventa, 16-18 October 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Christian Rudio Director of Portfolio Management, Europa at Johnson Controls
Leen Van Parys Senior Communication Consultant at Outsource Communications