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MHI opens new air conditioning R&D facility

JAPAN: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems has completed construction of a new commercial air conditioning and refrigeration development and testing facility at its Biwajima Works in Kiyosu City. 

The establishment of this new facility, together with its existing development and testing centre, is part of MHI’s plan to accelerate the development and commercialisation of commercial-use air conditioning and refrigeration systems in global markets. MHI Thermal Systems is also expanding its development and testing facilities in Thailand, enhancing its development capabilities worldwide.

The new development and testing facility is a two-storey building with 2,155m2 of total floor area. It is equipped with various types of testing rooms for commercial-use, high-capacity systems able to handle different weather conditions, environmental regulations, and other variables in countries around the world. MHI says that these facilities will allow it to accelerate the development of large-scale, commercial-use air conditioning and refrigeration systems, including high-efficient VRF-type multi-system air conditioners, industrial-use packaged air conditioners, commercial-use refrigeration systems, and commercial-use heat pump water heaters.

In addition to strengthening development capabilities at its Biwajima Works, MHI Thermal Systems is expanding and upgrading its development and testing facilities throughout the world such as at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Mahajak Air Conditioners in Thailand. 

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