“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,” said Christian Rudio, Director of Portfolio Management Europe at Johnson Controls.
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, including a wide range of accessories and options, such as 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.
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. It also has a lower burning velocity compared to R-32.
With a GWP of 476 (75% lower than R-410A), this next-generation refrigerant provides the same capacity but is a higher efficiency than R-410A and offers excellent performance in normal and high ambient conditions.
The YORK YLAA scroll chiller with R-454B will be available in Europe early 2019.
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