Johnson Controls is launching an industry competition to mark the UK launch of YORK® PureOil™ chiller lubricant at the forthcoming HVAC and Refrigeration Exhibition, being held at Excel in London, 23-25 January 2018.

All those registering on its EasyParts chiller spares website by midnight on the second day of the exhibition will be entered into a prize draw, with three premium Italian leather travel-bags up for grabs, each worth several hundred pounds.

Existing UK-based EasyParts users with active accounts will automatically be entered, plus all those registering between now and midnight on 24 January. The winners will be announced on the final afternoon of the exhibition.

Alpesh Trivedi, product manager, said: “PureOil™ is an important global launch for JCI, and designed to combat sub-standard counterfeit lubricants that can damage compressors and result in expensive repairs and downtime for end users. The Excel show provides an excellent and timely launch pad for the official UK roll-out.”

He added: “As PureOil™ is available via our EasyParts spares website, we are keen to encourage installers and contractors to make use of this quick and convenient online ordering system. More than 3000 active users have already discovered the benefits, and we hope the incentive will encourage more installers to sign up and make use of the growing platform.”

Lubricants are a key component of chillers and cooling systems, protecting compressor wear surfaces and enabling proper performance and efficient operation. They also play a vital role reducing corrosion, which can quickly result in serious internal damage and / or mechanical breakdown.

To protect chillers owners and operators from the risks of counterfeit oils, Johnson Controls has introduced YORK® PureOil™ as a global range of authenticated and distinctly branded lubricants, guaranteed to meet the specifications for its chillers.

The gallon containers of PureOil™ carry a YORK® “seal of authenticity”, to reassure contractors and end users, and deter those seeking to pass off inferior products as genuine components supplied by the original equipment manufacturer.

The company’s award-winning EasyParts website has expanded significantly since its launch, and in addition to PureOil™ now gives installers access to some 30,000 spare parts and accessories for YORK®, Sabroe and Hitachi cooling systems.

To access the public site, installers simply create a user name and password. Once an account is set up, they can access further details on prices, lead times and a full ordering module for parts, according to the type of account. PureOil™ is available in 5gall and 55gall drums, with the 5gall packs expected to be the most popular. Details on PureOil are available here.

Johnson Controls will be demonstrating EasyParts on its stand, with examples of PureOil™ in the new distinctive livery to raise the profile of the brand, and get the message out to installers about the need to beware of counterfeit oils.

Alpesh Trivedi says: “The JCI team extend a warm invitation to visitors to come and see us on our stand at the show. We will give you a walk-through of EasyParts and help you register, so you can access the ever-growing database of original spares and accessories, all available for rapid despatch across the UK and Europe.”

For more information: Contact Alpesh Trivedi, Product Manager – Johnson Controls HVAC Parts, Tel: 01268246463, Email: alpesh.trivedi@jci.com