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Airedale returns to this year’s Energy Event

Airedale returns to this year’s Energy Event

Date: 18th July 2014  |   Posted by: Airedale Team  |   Posted in: Press release

16 & 17 September 2014, NEC Birmingham, Stand No C38

Airedale Air Conditioning, Leeds, UK, July 18, 2014

British Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) specialist, Airedale International, returns to this year’s Energy Event with more energy-saving solutions - from award-winning cooling systems to a range of retrofit solutions, all of which will generate energy efficiencies and reduce operational costs.

The British manufacturer will be showcasing its SmartCool™ high efficiency dedicated chilled water (CW) precision air conditioning (PAC) system (11-233kW) which delivers up to 30% more cooling kW/m2 than its nearest rival and has already scooped up two major awards this year[1].

Airedale’s TurboChill™ and TurboChill™ FreeCool chiller (200-1830kW)[2] is now available with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R1234ze, well ahead of the impending phase-down of higher GWP refrigerants such as R134a traditionally used in cooling products. The first TurboChill™ with R1234ze is now cooling shoppers in John Lewis’ most sustainable store which opened in York in April.

Among the energy-saving retrofit options available from Airedale are potential 70%[3] power savings by upgrading from AC to EC (Electronically Commutated) fans on air conditioning systems, with a typical payback period of under two years. The direct drive fans also remove the need for belt replacement, reducing maintenance costs and increasing uptime. Integrating Airedale controls will improve energy efficiency further by precisely matching speed to demand.

Other retrofit solutions include electronic expansion valves (EEVs) which can reduce energy consumption by up to 30% when fitted on Airedale or other manufacturers’ equipment. 

Another way to improve efficiency is to upgrade to Airedale’s ACIS™ building energy management system (BEMS) which optimises a wide range of building services across multiple platforms and protocols. Fully scalable, ACIS™ allows you to control and sequence system performance, availability and power draw, and provides you with valuable energy analysis, remote monitoring, reporting and diagnostic tools giving you full visibility of plant. Through the software, temperature set points can also be adjusted, maximising time spent in energy-saving free cooling mode and reducing the need for more costly mechanical cooling. ACIS™ is already delivering significant energy savings across the many customer sites where it is installed, and has allowed one of the UK’s major high street food retailers to achieve annual energy savings of around £4.8m. 

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[1] The SmartCool™ CW SD/SN/SR won ‘Datacentre Energy Efficiency Product of the Year’ and ‘Commercial Building Services Product of the Year’ in the 2014 Data Centre Solutions (DCS) and H&V News awards respectively. It is also shortlisted in the ‘Air Conditioning Product of the Year’ and the ‘Data Centre Cooling Impact’ categories of this year’s RAC Cooling Industry Awards.

[2] The TurboChill™ air cooled (TCC) and TurboChill™ FreeCool (TCF) chiller with R1234ze (200-1360kW) is also shortlisted for ‘Air Conditioning Innovation of the Year’ and ‘Air Conditioning Product of the Year’ in the 2014 RAC Cooling Industry Awards.

[3] EC fans use up to 70% less power than AC fan equivalents at part-load conditions

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