DUBAI, UAE, 22 January 2024: Carrier announced that it is introducing an updated, more compact version of the award-winning AquaEdge® 19MV water-cooled centrifugal chiller in North America, Asia and the Middle East. Making the announcement through a Press release, Carrier said, the AquaEdge 19MV is available with low GWP refrigerant R-513A or R-515B and is designed to deliver reliable performance, incredible efficiency, easy installation and a wide operating range. Furthermore, Carrier said that now with capacity extension down to 150 tonnes (527.5kW) and a narrower footprint that is 18% smaller than previous versions of the 19MV, the chiller combines best-in-segment efficiency for design and the ability to operate at severe conditions due to unexpected building operation or extreme weather.
Scott McDonough, Associate Director, Global Product Management, Centrifugal Chillers, Carrier, said, “The company’s goal is to optimise building performance and resilience, and the AquaEdge 19MV has once again proven that one does not need to sacrifice footprint to achieve uncompromising performance and robust operation.”
Carrier said the AquaEdge 19MV was named the 2022 Commercial Comfort Product of the Year in the Cooling Equipment category by a panel of independent engineers selected by the editorial staff of Engineered Systems magazine. In addition, Carrier pointed out that it received a gold award in the HVAC category for Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine’s 2023 Product of the Year program.
The updated AquaEdge 19MV, Carrier said, leverages the same proven EquiDrive™ two-stage magnetic bearing compressor design to achieve best-in-segment performance while staying quiet and cool under pressure. Carrier said that the compression technology provides an expanded operating range while improving chiller efficiency and building resiliency for specifying engineers, building owners and facility managers.
Furthermore, Carrier said it also features a Greenspeed® intelligence variable frequency drive that enables starting and operating with cold condenser water while providing enhanced performance at off-design conditions and a Carrier® SmartVu™ control panel that provides intelligent control and easier tracking and analysis of operational data. Carrier also said that using lower GWP refrigerants supports the company’s 2030 Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Goals, including helping customers avoid more than one Giga tonne of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.