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The newly installed plant fits in much better with Jaguar Land Rover’s existing programme for testing and is considerably more efficient than the previous system.
The technical solutions were delivered with the minimum amount of disruption to Jaguar Land Rover’s core operations.
This turnkey project offered Jaguar Land Rover a single point of contact for all works to be undertaken, which therefore allowed us to demonstrate how well the various business units within Johnson Controls (i.e. Service, Controls and Contracts) work together when the customer requirements demand it.
The variable-speed driven YVWA chiller is capable of saving energy during 99% of operating hours functioning at off-design conditions. This includes at reduced load and/or reduced entering-condenser water temperatures.
The new plant allows for the re-use of existing closed circuit fluid cooler to promote energy savings during high temperature vehicle testing. We predict Jaguar Land Rover to achieve savings in the region of 513,000 kWh per annum.
YVWA chillers can be designed and built to optimise performance. The units supplied to Jaguar Land Rover can offer Integrated Part Load Values that can be as much as 30% better than ordinary chillers