Kirloskar Chillers, Pune-based engineering conglomerate and part of the Kirloskar Group, is using Honeywell’s Solstice ze or R1234ze(E) refrigerant in its new line of chillers manufactured in India. The chillers are now available for installation in both industrial and commercial buildings in India, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
Kirloskar’s new ‘Make in India’ chillers help the country deliver on its focus for next-generation cooling systems. India is one of the key signatories of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which is focused on phasing down the use of high global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Solstice ze is an environmentally preferable hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) refrigerant developed by Honeywell that is available immediately as an option to support the Indian government’s transition away from high-GWP refrigerants.