Growing Commercial and Industrial Applications Propel Growth in the Chiller Market
Chillers are widely used to cool everything from chemical processes to office and living spaces, refrigerated warehouses, ice rinks, and more. Chillers also provide facilities managers with an energy-efficient method of cooling, and because the refrigerant charge is centralized, they typically operate at very low leak rates.
Expansion within the commercial and industrial sectors has led to growth in the chillers market. For example:
- Food retailers depend on chillers in cold storage warehouses to keep food fresh during distribution
- Plastic manufacturing sites require chillers to cool down injection molding systems
- Data centers hold sensitive equipment that generates a significant amount of heat and require strictly controlled temperatures to operate at optimum capacity
- Ice rinks use chillers to create and maintain ice at the proper conditions
Choosing an Efficient and Sustainable Refrigerant for Chillers
Like all sectors of the air conditioning and refrigeration industry, chiller manufacturers are faced with the challenge of ensuring the equipment they develop maintains the energy efficiency targets that facilities require, while also complying with regulatory requirements around the world.
In an effort to address these market demands in a sustainable manner, the Opteon™ portfolio of refrigerants offers a range of low global warming potential solutions for chillers including:
Refrigerants for New Equipment Installations
Opteon™ XL refrigerants provide low and ultra-low solutions that are specifically designed for new and energy-efficient refrigeration equipment. Choose Opteon™ XL products if your existing system is too old for a retrofit or you are planning to install a new system.
- Opteon™ XL10 (R-1234yf)
- Opteon™ XL20 (R-454C)
- Opteon™ XL40 (R-454A)
- Opteon™ XL41 (R-454B)
- Opteon™ XL55 (R-452B)
Refrigerants for Retrofits and New Equipment Installations
Opteon™ XP refrigerants provide a sustainable solution with a lower GWP that is suitable for retrofits and new equipment installation. Choose Opteon™ XP products if you are not ready to invest in a new system or your existing equipment has not yet reached the end of its lifetime.