Carrier claims new chiller efficiency benchmark


11 June 2018
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The AquaForce Vision 30KAV
Carrier has launched its new AquaForce Vision 30KAV chillers in the UK and says the range sets a new benchmark for efficiency.

The first phase of the new 30KAV range of variable-speed screw chillers, equipped with Greenspeed intelligence, covers cooling capacities from 500 kW up to 1100 kW, and claims exceptional levels of seasonal efficiency. It will be followed later this year by the introduction of the AquaForce Vision PUREtec 30KAV-ZE, designed exclusively for the low GWP refrigerant HFO R1234ze. 

The range will also be extended up to 1800 kW cooling capacity with premium technologies and additional options.

Equipped with variable-speed screw compressors and variable-speed fans – alternating current (AC) as standard and electronically commutated (EC) as an option – as well as optional variable-speed pumps, the AquaForce Vision 30KAV automatically adjusts the cooling capacity and water flow to match the needs of the building or process load variations.

The result is optimal operation at both full load and part load. This new range of chillers has a SEER of up to 5.5 in cooling mode, and an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of up to 3.49 at full load. 30KAV offers energy efficiency up to 40 percent higher than the 30GX range with the same footprint.

Presenting the range to UK consultants and contractors at the launch at Twickenham, Carrier UK Sales Director Nancy Jonsson said: “We believe the new chiller is ideally suited to meet UK requirements, delivering outstanding energy efficiency across the range. The coming introduction of an HFO version later this year adds a further exciting option for end users keen to future-proof their buildings and achieve the highest environmental standards.”

Operating at external temperatures ranging from -20°C to 55°C and negative water temperatures, Carrier says the 30KAV is suited to a wide range of sectors, from large-scale office buildings, hotels and healthcare facilities to data centres and industrial projects.

Features include:
  • New 06Z variable-speed screw compressor
  • Sixth generation Flying Bird fan with EC motor
  • Third generation Novation micro channel heat exchangers with unique W coil design built in one single piece
  • Sound levels of only 90 dB(A) during operation   

Product Manager William Doll said: “Our engineers have developed state-of-the-art technologies to exceed the European Ecodesign energy performance standards by 30%. AquaForce Vision 30KAV sets a new benchmark for efficiency, compactness and intelligence.”
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