AHRI (Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute) has certified Blue Star’s new air-cooled chiller test facility and water-cooled chiller test facility in accordance with their 550/590 and 551/591 standards, company said in a filing.
These new chiller testing facilities established at the company’s R&D center at Wada, India, have the capability to test air-cooled chillers of up to 440 TR in capacity and water-cooled chillers of up to 712 TR in capacity respectively and can simulate a wide range of operating conditions encountered in chiller applications, said the company.
The AC and refrigerator major also said that the new air-cooled chiller test facility is the largest in India.
The company said that these test facilities fully comply with industry standards and are designed to test products as per both Indian and international standards. Besides, these facilities are also designed keeping in mind the important aspects of sustainability and energy-efficiency.
Blue Star’s seven existing performance laboratories for air conditioning and refrigeration products are already accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025 by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL).
Blue Star manufactures an array of chillers including process chillers, scroll chillers, screw chillers, and centrifugal chillers.
B Thiagarajan, Managing Director, Blue Star Limited, adds, “With the development and AHRI certification of these new state-of-the-art chiller test facilities, we have further strengthened our chiller testing prowess thereby providing a boost to our position as a leading manufacturer of chillers in India.”
“While these facilities will enable Blue Star to provide trusted and certified products to its customers, the wide range of simulation possible at these facilities will also enable the Company to best test its latest innovations,” Thiagarajan added.