The world market scale for centrifugal chillers is estimated at 17,000 units in 2016, a year-on-year increase of 8.2%. The major markets for centrifugal compressors are the United States, China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
Centrifugal chillers are mainly used for air conditioning large-scale facilities such as airports and shop-ping malls. Centrifugal chillers are energy efficient, making them a good choice for installations that require year-round chiller operation.
Most centrifugal compressors are made for chiller applications. Centrifugal chiller manufacturers generally manufacture their own compressors and do not sell them to other manufacturers. However, Korean and Taiwanese compressor manufacturers sell centrifugal compressors on a stand-alone basis.