Blue Star, a global air conditioning and commercial refrigeration company, has announced that its air-cooled chiller test facility and the water-cooled chiller test facility in India has been certified by AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute) in accordance with their 550/590 and 551/591 standards.
Blue Star claims that the new state-of-the-art chiller testing facilities established at the company’s R&D centre at Wada, India, have the capability to test air-cooled chillers of up to 440 TR in capacity and water-cooled chillers of up to 712 TR in capacity respectively. Furthermore, the facility can simulate the widest range of operating conditions encountered in chiller applications.
As per company claims, these test facilities fully comply with industry standards and are designed to test products as per both Indian and International standards. It is also mentioned that these facilities are also designed keeping in mind the important aspects of sustainability and energy efficiency. Blue Star’s seven existing performance laboratories for air conditioning and refrigeration products are already accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
B Thiagarajan, Managing Director, Blue Star Limited, adds, “With the development and AHRI certification of these new state-of-the-art chiller test facilities, we have further strengthened our chiller testing prowess thereby providing a boost to our position as a leading manufacturer of chillers in India. While these facilities will enable Blue Star to provide trusted and certified products to its customers, the wide range of simulation possible at these facilities will also enable the Company to best test its latest innovations.”
Blue Star manufactures a wide array of chillers including process chillers, scroll chillers, screw chillers, and centrifugal chillers. As per previous reports, Blue Star was the first to introduce the super-efficient Turbocor Chillers in India, which work on magnetic bearings and use oil-free technology.