Siam Compressor Industry (SCI) has developed a large- size scroll compressor model with a capacity of 20 hp, which was on display in the booth of Mitsubishi Electric, SCI’s parent company, at the 2017 AHR Expo. One 20 hp scroll compressor unit is sufficient to operate air conditioning equipment which until now needed two 10 hp scroll compressor units to do the same. SCI has already started mass production of the 20 hp scroll compressor model, and a larger capacity scroll compressor is under development.
The large-size scroll compressor exhibited at the expo is designed mainly for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) equipment. SCI also hopes to expand its sales of chillers. In 2015, Mitsubishi Electric took over Italy’s RC Group and Climaveneta, establishing Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems (MEHITS). MEHITS is producing chillers, for which SCI can supply its large-size scroll compressors.