Haier Central Air-Conditioning, a business unit of Haier Group Corporation, launched its magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller unit with the world’s largest cooling capacity, 4200 TR, at the 28th China Refrigeration Exhibition held in Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 12. One unit can cool 1,00,000 square meter, while the Integrated Part Load Value (IPLV), the indicator of efficiency at full load conditions, measures 13.18. The maglev unit is oil and friction free, consumes 50% less energy and has a 30 year service life. As a result, magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller is taking the front seat in central air conditioning. Haier pioneered the development of China’s magnetic bearing centrifugal chiller in 2006. In 2015, it launched its first model, rated at 2200 TR which, at the time, was the highest available cooling capacity on the market. The just rolled out 4200 TR unit sets a new record. The unit is equipped with a fully automated self-cleaning driverless maglev system, requiring no human intervention for upkeep and maintenance during its life cycle. In the Chinese market, Haier has, to date, built and installed 539 magnetic bearing centrifugal chillers. It has taken 81% share of the market and has been the leader for five consecutive years.