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Airedale spearheads sustainability with heat pump and low GWP chillers

Airedale by Modine has launched a new range of lower GWP chillers and heat pumps for the comfort market, as it continues its commitment towards a cleaner, healthier world with more flexible, efficient and sustainable cooling solutions.

Airedale has a strong pedigree in acting ahead of the curve when it comes to introducing lower GWP refrigerants in its products. A pioneer in R1234ze and R32, Airedale is keen to add to its legacy, with the introduction of several new ranges on scroll and inverter screw compressor platforms, crucially operational with the lower, or low GWP refrigerants R32, R1234ze and R513a.

Airedale has announced two new ranges - SpiraChill and iChill – and has promised more to follow. This first launch incorporates heat pump and cooling-only only options, using scroll and inverter screw technology, and delivers anywhere from 200kW to over 1400kW of cooling and/ or heating, with partial and/ or full heat recovery available.

The launch supplements Airedale’s existing chiller and AHU offer, delivering one of the most comprehensive ranges of HVAC solutions in the industry. Available across multiple compressor and refrigerant platforms, and backed up with Airedale’s service and software capabilities, comfort cooling projects across multiple sectors can be catered for. When coupled with Airedale’s unrivalled energy performance programmes, Airedale can complete a full, up-front analysis of a site to find the most suitable and sustainable solution for the project, without bias to any particular compressor platform. This service is available free of charge to customers looking to specify an Airedale solution.

SpiraChill is Airedale by Modine’s scroll compressor chiller and heat pump solution and is part of Airedale’s more sustainable range of cooling solutions. With a cooling and heating capacity extending to just over 1200kW, SpiraChill offers partial and full heat recovery on all models. SpiraChill uses the latest in scroll compressor technology, optimised for lower GWP refrigerant R32, to offer excellent efficiency and versatility across a wide range of applications.

Suitable for both comfort and process applications, SpiraChill operates with an in-built sequencer that permits up to 6 units to be added to the master unit, delivering flexibility and scalability. With scroll compressors that operate up to 8 stages, SpiraChill offers excellent part-load efficiencies and highly accurate set-point control. Optimised for R32, SpiraChill delivers SEERs of up to 4.90 (cooling only) and 4.80 (heat pump), making SpiraChill a sensible, sustainable option.

iChill is Airedale’s first inverter-driven screw chiller, for efficient and precise load matching. Optimised for low GWP refrigerant R1234ze (GWP 7) and lower GWP refrigerant R513a (GWP 631), iChill delivers efficiency, versatility and performance. With capacities from 200-1400kW and with high full-load and seasonal efficiency, iChill is suitable for comfort and process applications and is available as a cooling-only chiller or multi-function 4-pipe heat pump unit, offering simultaneous heating and cooling operation.

iChill operates with an in-built sequencer that permits up to 6 units to be added to the master unit, delivering flexibility and scalability. A sustainable solution, iChill delivers SEERs of up to 5.42 on our R1234ze range, and an EER of up to 3.16, with an SEER of up to 5.39 on our R513a range, and an EER of up to 3.32.

Both of these ranges comes as a result of a new agreement signed with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) outside the Airedale group and come with the reassurance of being covered by Airedale support services including dedicated UK technical support, warranty and their UK-based, 65-strong, 24/7 service support team.

Jonathan Jones, commercial director for Airedale, said: “Working closely with some of the world’s best OEMs, we have been able to select a range of highly efficient, low GWP chillers and heat pumps that work across multiple compressor platforms.

“SpiraChill and iChill are our first from this range, with more to follow in the coming months. Coupling product with Airedale technical support services is our most efficient route to matching urgent demand from our UK customers, who want the reassurance of Airedale warranty and support and we are excited to bring this to our customers.”

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