The Lafayette LR-500T is a refrigerant-based centrifugal chiller, specifically model LR-500T. It is designed for use in commercial and industrial applications where cooling is required for HVAC systems, data centers, and other industrial processes. This chiller has a nominal capacity of 500 tons (1663 kW) and operates at a range of ambient temperatures from -10°C to 50°C (-14°F to 122°F). It uses R-134a refrigerant (also known as tetrafluoroethane or 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene) for low-temperature applications, which has a global warming potential (GWP) of 1,430, making it a viable alternative to ozone-depleting substances like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). The chiller is designed for easy maintenance, featuring an integrated controller with user-friendly display and diagnostic tools for troubleshooting and remote monitoring. Its compact design also allows for easy installation and reduces energy consumption, increasing efficiency and lowering operating costs.