?“MSV2” air-cooled heat pump chillers receive Chairman’s Award in Machinery & Equipment category
? Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) system receives Promotion Award in Integrated Systems category
? Leadership in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems attested by receipt of 4 awards in 2021
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (MHI Thermal Systems), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, has received commendations in two categories of the Heat Pump & Thermal Storage Technology Center of Japan's (HPTCJ) 2022 "Demand Side Management Awards," an organisation that promotes the adoption of heat pumps and thermal storage systems by presenting awards recognising particularly outstanding technologies that contribute to energy efficiency. The HPTCJ Chairman's Award in the Machinery & Equipment category went to the "MSV2" series of high-efficiency air-cooled heat pump chillers with a "e-3D scroll" compressor(Note1), and the HPTCJ Promotion Award went to the company's factory heating and cooling system using an aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) system(Note2).
The MSV2 heat pump chillers, which were launched in Japan’s domestic market to respond to increasing refrigeration load demand, were highly acclaimed by HPTCJ for their contribution to power load leveling. Because they can be installed in multiple units through modular connection, outstanding energy-saving proposals can be offered to accommodate diverse thermal loads. Earlier, the MSV2 received the 2020 Energy Conservation Grand Prize sponsored by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) and supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
The ATES system, an air-conditioning system that makes use of unutilized stored geothermal heat, won high accolades for its significant proven energy savings and its potential environmental performance for maintaining an underground heat balance of zero on a full-year basis. The system is in operation at the MHI Thermal Systems Kobe Works, located on the grounds of the MHI Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works. The HPTCJ award marks the system’s third commendation, following receipt of the 2019 Japan Society of Civil Engineers Environmental Award and the 2021 ECCJ Energy Conservation Grand Prize.
MHI Thermal Systems is a leader in the air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment market, with products and technologies matching contemporary needs. The Company’s prominence was demonstrated again last year with receipt of a total of four awards for innovative technologies that contribute to energy conservation and environmental protection. Now, with the addition of the two HPTCJ awards, we renew our strong commitment to develop products and technologies that will help the world save energy. By drawing on our collective technological capabilities enabled by our groupwide product synergies, we will strive ever more vigorously to achieve optimal thermal solutions to meet the diverse needs of our customers.