Variable-speed screw chiller
The YORK YVWA water-cooled screw chiller by Johnson Controls.
Johnson Controls has introduced the YORK YVWA water-cooled screw chiller. The design of this chiller, with energy-saving variable-speed technology, helps cut energy costs and carbon emissions by as much as 30%. The variable-speed drive saves energy during the 99% of operating hours spent at off-design conditions, when building loads and/or tower-water temperatures are lower. The YVWA increases sustainability by using HFC-134a refrigerant, which has zero ozone-depletion potential and no phaseout date. Its innovative design reduces the number of potential leak points by 35%. In addition, the company’s falling-film evaporator reduces the chiller’s refrigerant charge by as much as 30% compared to conventional designs.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey