UK: British manufacturer Airedale has launched a new range of air conditioning chillers optimised for use with lower GWP refrigerant R32.
The Azure range, which has been under development for almost two years at Airedale’s state-of-the-art research and development facility in Leeds, has been optimised to operate at the same high level of output and efficiency as existing Airedale products.
Anthony Cole, managing director at Airedale International said: “R32 is not a drop-in replacement for the likes of R410A so a lot of development work has gone into this range, both at Airedale International and with our supply chain partners. The Azure range complements the work we are doing with other low GWP refrigerants such as R513A and R1234ze and we will continue to invest in this area, with the ultimate aim being all our products utilising zero GWP gases.”
The first products to be launched from the new Azure range will be the Ultima R32 compact 30-150kW chiller and the DeltaChill 110-1100kW R32 chiller. Additional items, including precision cooling units, are expected to follow in the coming months.
The Ultima R32 is a high efficiency, compact, air-cooled single/dual circuit chiller. Optimised for R32 refrigerant and now operational with an increased supply water temperature of up to 18°C, the Ultima R32 has been engineered to increase efficiency and deliver improved performance.
Developed with low sound levels, it is available with an extensive range of hydronic options seamlessly designed within the unit to reduce installation time, footprint and operating costs.
The DeltaChill R32 air-cooled chiller is available with up to 1000kW of cooling. It combines scroll compressors and the latest fan technology applied in a modular V-frame coil design, with microchannel heat exchangers.
With 282 models, unit selection can be optimised for efficiency or footprint. The free-cool functionality offers significantly reduced running costs and carbon footprint.