Kirloskar adopts Honeywell’s Solstice® ZE refrigerant for breakthrough chiller line in India
Honeywell announced that Kirloskar Chillers, part of the Kirloskar Group, Pune-based engineering conglomerate, is using Honeywell’s Solstice® ze (R-1234ze(E)) refrigerant in its new line of chillers manufactured in India. 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 hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Solstice ze is an environmentally preferable hydrofluoro-olefin (HFO) refrigerant developed by Honeywell that is available immediately as an option to support the Indian government’s transition away from high-global-warming-potential refrigerants. “We evaluated the range of options available for our latest generation of chillers, and Honeywell’s Solstice ze is the ideal solution, since it helps us meet environmental targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Honeywell’s technical expertise helped us during development of the first HFO-chiller produced in India,” said Prashant Joshi, vice president for Kirloskar Chillers.
Worldwide adoption of Solstice products has resulted in reduction of more than 35 million metric tonnes of greenhouse gases to date, equal to permanently eliminating emissions from more than 7.5 million cars.