YK Centrifugal Chiller

250-3,000 TR (880-10,550 kW)

From schools to data centers, this water-cooled, centrifugal chiller delivers flexibility, performance and efficiency to any facility.

  • Designed for maximum efficiency in the real world where 99% of the cooling season is spent in off-design conditions
  • Lower installation, operating and maintenance costs
  • Advanced innovations, like a variable-speed drive, falling-film evaporator and OptiView™ Control Center
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Overcoming Limitations

A facility's challenges are unique, whether a school, hospital, high-rise building or data center, and each day is different. Hot or cold, humid or dry – a facility must handle the challenges of climate and seasonal or even hourly variations. That's why YORK® created a centrifugal chiller that handles a project's unique variables – the YORK® YK Centrifugal Chiller. The YK chiller delivers real-world performance thanks to an exclusive combination of features. 
Overcoming Limitations


Lowest Total Cost Of Ownership

Lower installation, operating and maintenance costs with system design choices that pay off in less than one year.

Advanced Innovations For Unrivaled Performance

We engineered an unprecedented array of innovations into an integrated design that delivers superior performance with efficiencies as low as 0.20 kW/ton (17.6 COP).

Proven Experience In Applications, Service And Support

We combine the highest level of application engineering support, controls software programming expertise and mechanical system experience to meet your challenges.


  • Designed for maximum efficiency in the face of real-world variables, where 99% of the cooling season is spent in off-design conditions
  • Earn LEED® Points with credits for Energy and Atmosphere (EAc1) and for Enhanced Refrigerant Management (EAc4)
  • Heat-recovery option available in units up to 2,800 TR (7,000 kW) can provide 1,200 to 40,000 MBH of heat
  • Chillers equipped with the Quick Start feature can restart in as few as 25 seconds in the event of a failure after emergency power is established
  • With the OptiSpeed™ Drive, energy consumption can be as low as .20 kW/TR, reducing annual energy costs by as much as 30%
  • Falling-film evaporator reduces refrigerant charge up to 40%
  • OptiView™ Control Center ensures optimum performance and easy operation

Johnson Controls earns world’s first ISASecure® Component Security Assurance Certification for Smart Buildings Product​

  • As cybersecurity threats continue to rise, the ISASecure cybersecurity program has taken a market-leading step into the smart buildings space
  • ISASecure CSA certification of the YORK® YK and YZ Centrifugal Chillers exemplifies Johnson Controls leadership in bringing cyber-resilient solutions to the smart buildings market
  • Certification to the ISA/IEC 62443-4-2 standard provides assurance that Johnson Controls and the YORK® brand adhere to stringent ISASecure technical security requirements for IACS components
  • Certification to the ISA/IEC 62443-4-1 standard provides assurance that Johnson Controls and the YORK® brand adhere to stringent ISASecure development lifecycle requirements
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YORK YK Centrifugal Chiller shows its complex operation capabilities.

Seismic Certified

The YORK® YK Centrifugal Chiller is built to last. With seismic certification OSP-0045-10, this water-cooled chiller can maintain operation in the event of an earthquake, making it ideal for sensitive applications, like hospitals or data centers.

Dependable Operation With Quick Start

The YORK® YK Quick Start feature provides the fastest chiller restart following a power failure, allowing for capacity recovery and reducing the risk of cooling disruptions. 

YORK YK Centrifugal Chiller close up showing quick restart feature.
YORK YK Centrifugal Chiller side view showing heat pump compatibility.

Heat Pump Capability

The YORK® YK has a wide range of application uses, including heat pump capability. The YK chiller can offer hot water temperatures to supplement a building's hot water needs.

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