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Article Date: 24th November 2014

Airedale International TurboChill™ & TurboChill™ FreeCool Chiller (200-1830kW) with Low GWP Refrigerant R1234ze Shortlisted for more Awards

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Airedale Chillers

The first British Standards Institution (BSI) approved free-cooling chiller with low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R1234ze is on a further awards shortlist having recently been selected as a finalist in the National ACR Awards 2015.

Nominated for ‘Air Conditioning Product of the Year’, Airedale International’s TurboChill™ and TurboChill™ FreeCool (200-1830kW) with R1234ze delivers industry-leading energy efficiency per footprint available from a centrifugal-based free-cooling chiller.

The TurboChill™ FreeCool offers up to twice as much free-cooling as a thermosiphon free-cooling system and, based on a 24/7 London data centre with a typical room temperature of 24°C, can deliver free-cooling for up to 95% of the year and potential energy savings of up to 50% compared with a conventional chiller. Free-cooling saves vast amounts of energy, particularly when room temperatures are high.

In addition, the TurboChill™ FreeCool design incorporates the ability to supply fully concurrent free-cooling, without break of supply, during the transition from mechanical cooling, unlike equivalent thermosiphon designs. In addition to energy savings through reducing the need for mechanical (DX) cooling, concurrent free-cooling also maximises the part-load efficiencies of components such as EC fans, inverter-driven pumps and centrifugal compressors.

The addition of low GWP hydro-fluoro olefin (HFO) based refrigerant R1234ze which has a 100-year GWP lower than 1 (better than CO2) makes the TurboChill™ a highly sustainable cooling alternative which automatically receives two BREEAM points in recognition of its low global warming impact.

The TurboChill™ with R1234ze is also a finalist in this year’s HVR Awards and Energy Awards and the 2015 CIBSE Building Performance Awards.

The National ACR Awards results will be announced on 29 January 2015.
For more information about the TurboChill™ range please click here.

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