Kirloskar TURBOLEVTM series of chillers uses the principle of magnetic levitation on application of an electric field, adapted to suit the chiller application.
Magnetic levitation, already a proven technology in aerospace, oil and gas exploration and transportation applications, is combined with variable-speed centrifugal compression and supported by digital electronics to run the compressor without any contact between the rotating dynamic and static parts and allows the compressor to operate in a frictionless environment so as achieve the highest efficiencies.
Centrifugal compression offers substantially higher isentropic efficiency compared with other compressor designs. Used most effectively in a centrifugal compressor, a variable-speed drive further enhances part load efficiency. The combination of this technology with magnetic levitation results in a machine with an unparalleled bouquet of benefits – extremely quiet operation very high efficiency without the need of lubrication which is so essential in conventional compressors.
For more information please download TURBOLEV Chiller Catalogue.