Carrier announces the launch of AquaForce Vision 30KAV with Greenspeed intelligence, its new range of variable-speed screw chillers, with a first phase covering cooling capacities from 500 kW up to 1100 kW and reaching exceptional levels of seasonal efficiency. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Carrier’s AquaForce Vision 30KAV achieves outstanding energy performance. Equipped with variable-speed screw compressors and variable-speed fans - AC as standard and EC as an option – as well as optional variable-speed pumps, Carrier’s AquaForce Vision 30KAV automatically adjusts the cooling capacity and water flow to perfectly 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 5.73, a Eurovent-certified European Seasonal Efficiency Ratio (ESEER) of up to 5.4 in cooling mode, and an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) of up to 3.5 at full load. 30KAV offers energy efficiency up to 40% higher than the 30GX range with the same footprint.
“Our engineers have developed state-of-the-art technologies to exceed the European Ecodesign energy performance standards by 35%,” said William Doll, product manager, Carrier, HVAC Europe. “AquaForce Vision 30KAV sets a new benchmark for efficiency, compactness and intelligence.”
Operating at external temperatures ranging from -20°C up to 55°C and negative water temperatures, 30KAV is an ideal solution for a wide range of sectors. From large-scale office buildings, hotels and healthcare facilities to data centres and industrial projects, 30KAV meets the most demanding expectations in terms of energy efficiency and savings, whatever the climate.
The AquaForce Vision 30KAV introduces the latest cutting-edge Carrier technologies, including:
- the brand new 06Z variable-speed screw compressor
- the 6th generation of Flying Bird® Fan with EC motor
- the 3rd generation of Novation® micro channel heat exchangers with a unique W coil design built in one single piece
The AquaForce Vision 30KAV also features Touch Pilot® control with a colour touch screen user interface in 10 languages and functions, such as Carrier’s smart energy monitoring to provide customers with smart data and optimise energy savings under real conditions. Furthermore, the 30KAV can be connected to Carrier’s remote monitoring centres where Carrier engineers can analyse data and optimise chiller performance.
With sound levels of only 90 dB(A) during operation, this new range has particularly low sound levels compared to its previous generation.
The range has been designed with the ability to upgrade to ultra-low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R-1234ze (HFO, GWP ~1, non-toxic, A2L) while on-site to minimise the initial customer investment and allow flexibility on refrigerant choice when HFCs are phased-out. The AquaForce Vision PUREtec™ 30KAV-ZE version, designed exclusively for R-1234ze, will be available in 2018.
The range will also be extended up to 1800 kW cooling capacity with premium technologies and additional options.
For more information or to find your local dealer, visit www.carrier.com.
Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @Carrier on Twitter.