USA: Carrier has added AT&T wireless connectivity on its air conditioning chillers.
Carrier’s remote connectivity and advanced analytics solution SMART Service will use the AT&T network to help collect and analyse chiller operating performance.
The data collected through AT&T IoT technology can reveal operating trends and provide a more complete understanding of the health of the chiller, says Carrier. Depending on the results, Carrier SMART Service can then provide recommendations for service, repairs or system modifications.
The collaboration is designed to enable facility managers to make more informed maintenance decisions so that service and repairs are only preformed when needed – often before an issue arises.
“IoT technology optimizes equipment management,” said Chris Opie, director of marketing North America, Carrier Commercial Systems. “The secure AT&T network gives our customers valuable information. It helps them better manage their equipment and facility – saving them time and money, while delivering on our commitment to provide the most innovative and efficient service offerings.”
Carrier SMART Service is available in the USA with AquaEdge water-cooled chillers with product integrated controls. It is also portable, which means facility managers and building owners can use the technology on a temporary basis to troubleshoot, diagnose issues and provide service recommendations.