ITC Maratha, Mumbai
Kirloskar Chillers, a part of Kirloskar Group, the Pune-based engineering conglomerate, announced the introduction of its TM Series chillers using magnetic bearing centrifugal compressors. Periodically introducing innovative products & solutions for comfort cooling, process cooling and heating applications, Kirloskar Chillers has consistently demonstrated its commitment to customer satisfaction in every aspect of its business. In line with this philosophy they have introduced TURBOLEV™ range of water cooled variable speed Centrifugal Chillers using compressors with bearings using the principle of magnetic levitation. Certified in accordance with AHRI550/590 & AHRI 551/591, these chillers are highly energy efficient, reliable and extremely quiet. Kirloskar Chillers has the state-of-the-art manufacturing & test facility in Pune where the chillers are manufactured and tested. The TURBOLEV™ range extends from 95 TR to 375TR, with single and dual compressor configurations. Being highly energy efficient chillers, the chillers can easily save 18-20% energy over conventional screw chillers."
The company aims to obtain 13 to 15% of business coming in from TURBOLEV™ chillers in the coming financial year.
In the years to come, TURBOLEV™ chillers would be the logical solution for buildings proposing to opt for Green Building rating in accordance with the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) or Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) certification systems. Highlights of TURBOLEV™ Chillers
- Outstanding energy efficiency. High energy efficiency helps in reducing the carbon footprint
- Oil Free Operation: Operates without need of lubrication of compressor
- Soft start: The module significantly reduces in-rush current at start up
- Silent operation makes it desirable for cooling in highly populated areas
- Ozone friendly refrigerant HFC-134a
The TURBOLEV™ range was launched at a glittering function on 7th Nov at ITC Maratha, Mumbai, attended by luminaries from the HVAC industry including consultants and users from all over India, generating considerable excitement about the new product. Mr. Rahul Kirloskar said at the inauguration “I am proud to that Kirloskar Chillers is today an established player in the chiller industry with a footprint of more 3000 chillers / 500,000 TR. We are proud to have many prestigious names on the list of our customers. We are no longer an India-centric company - our products are exported to Europe, Middle East and South East Asia as well.” He also said, “We are also proud to be an Indian company and strongly believe that we are capable of delivering world class products. Kirloskar Chillers, as well as the Group, invests substantial resources for development of new products that meet the expectations of our customers. We are convinced that magnetic bearing technology is the technology for the future, and we will focus our efforts to strengthen the product range in the future. It is our dream to become the No. 1 chiller company in India.”
Mr. Avinash Manjul, Executive Director, during his speech said, “Today is an exciting day for all of us at Kirloskar Chillers as we unveil the new range of TURBOLEV™ chillers this evening. There is a sense of accomplishment for us as we cross this major milestone, another feather in our cap.”
Delivering the Key Note address, Dr. Prem C. Jain, Chairman IGBC (Indian Green Building Council) reminisced, “I met Mr. S.L. Kirloskar when I was a young engineering student and visited Kirloskar’s factory during an industrial tour to Pune. He said to us ‘Make our country, India, feel proud’. I remember his words from 60 years ago, and I am pleased to observe that the Kirloskar Group has inherited the legacy, and even today, continues to make our country proud.” He also said, “India will jump from 25 Bn at present to 100 Bn square feet of construction in the next 30 years; a majority of it will be Green, and green means high efficiency. Though majority of these buildings may not need air conditioners, a substantial proportion will need air conditioning systems; they will need chillers. I am sure Kirloskar who today has launched magnetic bearing compressor centrifugal chillers today will prosper and provide India that missing link; we will not need to import from any other country what is available in my own country.