Magnetic Bearing Compressor
Preliminary Technology Assessment
What is This Technology?
Magnetic bearing compressors are essentially frictionless, and their speed is controlled by a variable frequency drive. Eliminating the friction in these compressors greatly increases their efficiency at part load conditions. These chillers have just recently been introduced to the commercial market.
Why is GSA Interested?
Measurement & Verification
The Green Proving Ground program has commissioned the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to perform measurement and verification (M&V) on magnetic bearing compressors at the George Howard Jr. Federal Building in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
If you have questions or need additional information, contact the Green Proving Ground Program at GPG@gsa.gov.