Product Review

Magnetic-Bearing Chillers: Cooling without Friction

Magnetic-bearing chillers provide energy-efficient, quiet, and nearly maintenance-free operation.

Not all chillers are created equal, however, and large centrifugal chillers that use magnetic levitation bearings—including Daikin McQuay’s Magnitude, Johnson Controls/TROY’s YMC2, and Multistack’s MagLev—provide better overall energy efficiency than conventional, comparably sized chillers; they also require far less maintenance.

Published April 29, 2013