At the 2017 AHR Expo, Johnson Controls Inc. showcased many offerings. Among them, was the YORK YMC2 chiller. JARN interviewed Laura Wand, vice president of global chillers, Johnson Controls Inc., to hear about the YORK YMC2 chiller. The interview focused on the market acceptance and advantages of the new chiller along with the new refrigerant adoption.
JARN (J): More than six years have passed since Johnson Controls introduced the YORK water-cooled, oil-free, magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller, the YMC2. How is customer acceptance of this chiller?
Laura Wand (W): We have seen tremendous growth in the lubricationfree magnetic bearing market over the past few years. Many customers are repeat buyers who have experienced the benefits of reduced energy consumption and reduced maintenance after the installation of their first YMC2 chiller. We also see large organizations install YMC2 chillers in multiple locations after a single site realizes the total cost of ownership savings from YMC2 chillers.