green cooling initiative: Best practice example

Product: SABROE SABlight air-cooled chiller

Johnson Control’s SABROE SABlight air-cooled chiller uses propane as a refrigerant, providing an environmentally friendly and economic alternative to air-cooled chillers using synthetic refrigerants. Six standard models for use in the low capacity market exist.

When comparing efficiencies, the SABlight exceeds hydrofluorocarbon chillers. The frequency-controlled standard compressor ensures a very high coefficient of performance (COP). Moreover, the wide control range makes it a highly flexible chiller that will operate efficiently even at low loads.

The SABROE SABlight air-cooled chiller is tailored for outdoor installation with a very low-noise operation. The particularly compact design uses V-coil condensers to significantly reduce the total carbon footprint. With a height of only 2.9 m and a width of only 1.3 m, SABlight units are extremely manageable.

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Sabroe Chillers
Refrigerant HC-290
Cooling capacity 130 to 430 kW (e.g. SAB-light A140-2: 188 kW)
Energy efficiency COP (IPLV): 5.3 to 5.7 (e.g. SAB-light A140-2: 5.7)
Energy efficiency rating n/a