Carrier officially launched its latest innovation, the new AquaEdge 19DV centrifugal chiller with Greenspeed intelligence and PUREtec low Global Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerant. The new product, which was previewed at the China Refrigeration Expo earlier this year, was unveiled at Shanghai Yileng Carrier Air Conditioning Equipment Company Limited, a local Carrier entity. The breakthrough technology is now commercially available for the first time and delivers on customer demands for excellent performance, leading efficiency and environmental responsibility, due in part to the use of environmentally sustainable refrigerant R1233zd(E), which has a GWP of 1.34. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
“The AquaEdge 19DV centrifugal chiller is illustrative of Carrier’s ongoing commitment to innovation and technology leadership through the development of energy-efficient, reliable and environmentally-responsible solutions to serve different segments,” said Guarang Pandya, president, Asia Pacific, UTC Climate, Controls & Security. “From high-end office buildings to hotels, hospitals, data centers and factories, 19DV is the optimal choice to create a more sustainable building environment.”
High efficiency makes it an ideal energy-saving solution
The AquaEdge 19DV features advancements in refrigeration, mechanical design, aerodynamics and heat transfer to provide efficiency improvements of up to 7.0 COP full-load and 11.8 IPLV.IP as rated in accordance with and certified by AHRI 550/590-2015 at standard rating conditions. In particular, the back-to-back compressor offers excellent compression efficiency with an optimized design and simultaneously cuts down 75 percent of the mechanical transmission loss by using a high-speed direct driven motor, as compared to that driven by gears.
PIC5+ controls for intelligent chiller management
Equipped with Carrier’s latest achievement in PIC5+ intelligent controls, and integrated with the Carrier lifecycle data management system, the AquaEdge 19DV allows users to easily track and analyse the chiller’s operational data which helps to identify potential risks or areas for upgrading. The control system can also be linked to the user’s building automation system, enabling remote access to the chiller’s running data in real time.
High operational flexibility to respond to demanding situations
The AquaEdge 19DV adopts multiple technologies to optimize itself for robust operation in various demanding scenarios. For instance, the Greenspeed intelligence, together with the unique compressor design that deploys one inlet guide vane for each of two stages, supports stable chiller operation at all times, even at 10 percent part load. This means consistent performance during off-peak hours in office buildings where computers operate at night. Also, PIC5+ controls allow swift restart in just 30 seconds in case of an unexpected power failure. This is extremely important for businesses like data centers where downtime can negatively impact their operations and bottom line.
Other products featured at today’s event include the 19XR6/7, 30XW-V, 23XRV and the upcoming 19XRC chillers.