Celebrating 100 Years of Willis Carrier's Invention of Centrifugal Chiller Technology
MAKING MODERN LIFE POSSIBLE
In 1923, the first Carrier centrifugal chillers were installed in the Stephen F. Whitman and Sons Candy Company, which allowed them to increase production throughout the hot summer months.
JinkoSolar started construction on a $500 million silicon ingot and wafer manufacturing plant in Vietnam with 10 Carrier AquaEdge® centrifugal chillers.
In the summer of 1925, when movie lovers read advertisements about “Cool Comfort” and “Carrier Manufactured Weather” at New York City’s Rivoli Theater, the ticket line was a block long. Few people remembered the film that night, but the air conditioning was a big hit.
Carrier Hong Kong is responsible for the maintenance, staffing, repairs, improvements and refurbishment required to keep all 52 chillers in the Hong Kong International Airport facility operational.
It was the opening game of the 1925 Pro Hockey season at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Before then, no one had ever tried to freeze a hockey rink with brine from a centrifugal chiller. Never, that is, until Willis Carrier’s centrifugal chiller was installed... and succeeded.
The “Water Cube” utilized four Carrier centrifugal chillers in a system that recovered more than 50% of the aquatic center’s exhaust heat and used it to warm the swimming pool.
Central Air Goes Vertical.
The construction of the Milam Building in San Antonio, Texas, in 1928, included Carrier central air conditioning, making it the United States’ first skyscraper to install comfort cooling as it was built.
The Wilshire Grand Center, Los Angeles, California, features office space, a hotel and a sky deck. A comfort cooling system solution is provided by (3) AquaEdge® 19XR variable-speed centrifugal chillers and (25) Carrier Custom 39CC Air Handlers.
Anniversary Publications Chronicling Carrier Centrifugal Chiller Evolution
Throughout Carrier’s history, documenting technological achievements, significant production milestones and notable global installations were critical components created to keep the company’s centrifugal chiller technology in the forefront of global HVAC markets.
Recent Centrifugal Chiller Advancements
It began at the very inception of Willis Carrier’s original invention of air conditioning, his vision—and subsequent development of—centrifugal chiller technology for both industrial process cooling as well as ‘human comfort.’ For the past 100 years, Carrier engineers, scientists and manufacturers around the world have been dedicated to introducing the most advanced and sustainable technologies into the HVAC marketplace. It’s our heritage.
Modern Applications of Carrier Centrifugal Chiller Technology
Centrifugal chiller technology has allowed us to live where we want to live, and still be comfortable and productive.
Carrier has been a leader in the sustainability movement for decades and led the phase-out of ozone-depleting refrigerants, developed many of the world's most energy-efficient heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems. Our vision is to create solutions that matter for people and our planet. We prioritize solutions that address the challenges presented by the megatrends of urbanization, climate change and the food needs of our growing global population.
Carrier’s Healthy Buildings Program provides an expanded suite of advanced solutions to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient and productive indoor air quality regardless of your building type/indoor environment. From innovative products, controls and system design solutions to remote services including assessments, maintenance and re-commissioning, you can trust Carrier’s 100+ years of experience creating optimal indoor air environments to help you with yours.