Aermec unveils 3-pipe hydronic system


20 April 2021

Aermec has introduced a new fan coil unit using three water pipes aimed at helping customers achieve near zero energy buildings. 

The 3WP system, launched at Mostra Convegno’s on-line MCE event, claims the advantages of refrigerant-based VRF systems with four-pipe hydronic FCUs.

Traditional two and four-pipe hydronic HVAC systems are widely used, but Aermec’s three-pipe system uses less pipework, requires less investment and reduces the costs of installation.

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The 3WP is said to offer a cost-effective HVAC solution as one of the key benefits is that it offers greater flexibility in system capacity and distances, it is also easier to design and repair which reduces overall costs. 

The 3WP system ranges from 40kW to 400kW in a single unit and up to 950kW in a cascade. Compared to previous technologies, Aermec says the performance and efficiency has significantly increased without compromising the thermal capacity. 

The system has already been installed at an hotel in Milan, and Aermec reports a 29% reduction in installation costs and a 5-7% cut in energy consumption.