Carrier Chiller Upgrade Facilitates Reduced F-Gas Testing
Carrier has introduced an important upgrade to itsAquaSnap 30RBMP-30RQMP chiller range with the addition of built-in connectivity for fixed refrigerant leak monitoring and the addition of Carrier’s flagship Touch Pilot control system. The upgrade adds significant new capabilities that make the chiller even easier for end users and maintenance contractors to operate and helps to reduce the cost of ongoing maintenance by automating checks required under F-Gas regulations.
A compatible fixed refrigerant leak detection system can now be connected directly to the chiller, linking this vital monitoring function with the chiller’s own control system. Thisspeeds up customer or contractor notification in the unlikely event of refrigerant lossand enables more timely corrective action to be taken.
Carrier can supply and fit compatible refrigerant leak detectors, which includesall wiring connections between the sensors and the chiller control panel.
Use of a fixed refrigerant leak detection system reduces the number of mandatory site visits required for testing the chiller under F-Gas regulationsby half, saving the end usersignificant costs over the lifetime of the chiller.
The upgrade also includes replacement of Carrier’s Prodialog+ control system with the powerful and easy-to-use Touch Pilot system that makes available the latest control functions via a state-of-the-art colour touch-sensitive screen, accessible via the internet on PC, tablet or smart phone.
The new control system offers alarm notification by email and SMS alert for rapid response and facilitates easy connection to Building Management Systems. Performance data stored within the unit’s onboard memory can be analysed via a user-friendly graphical display, which shows trend data over time at the touch of a button.
A “black box” stores all operating parameters for 15 minutes leading up to an alarm or failure, making it possible for Carrier’s service team to assess the cause of a problem and ensure the root cause is identified and rectified.
The Touch Pilot also features an F-Gas leak check alert that enables a reminder to be programmed to help ensure mandatory leakage inspections are not missed. The reminder message remains on the chiller’s control screen until reset by the maintenance operator. If the inspection date expires without being addressed, an alarm is activated until the issue is resolved. This helps to ensure mandatory inspections are not missed and the unit remains compliant with F-Gas legal requirements.
The upgrade option is now available on all new orders of the AquaSnap 30RBMP-30RQMP chiller range, which is available in cooling capacities from 160kW to 510kW.