Smardt expands its global oil-free chiller range to 3600TR with the first shipment from its JV partner TICA’s Nanjing factory. The first Smardt VX water-cooled machine will be installed in Chengdu, China, and demonstrates a COP of 6.83 and an IPLV of 11.86, over 30% better than China’s Tier 1 energy efficiency standard. The Chengdu installation will save some 260,000kWh and 259 tons of CO2 annually compared with traditional lubricated centrifugal machines.

Smardt’s V-Class oil-free chiller range is available from 350-3600TR with very small footprints. Smardt offers R134a and R1234ze refrigerants as standard with others available as options. The range offers integrated redundancy and extremely flexible turn-down to 5% of full-load. Other options include modular and series counter-flow configurations.

Smardt systems-integrated design allows continuous chiller operation during compressor maintenance – a crucial feature in mission-critical applications like data centers, pharma manufacturing, and district cooling.

According to TICA chairman Jiang Li, the new V-Class chiller for Huafu Jinsha housing complex delivers plant room energy savings of 60% and a whole building energy reduction of 40% compared with conventional lubricated cooling.

Jose Alvares, VP Sales and Marketing, Danfoss, said: “Smardt rigorously tested the world’s first VTX1600 compressors at its labs in Canada, and now the Smardt V-Class chiller range goes global, starting here in the world’s biggest chiller market. Danfoss is behind Smardt all the way.”

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