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Carrier AquaEdge wins fifth major award in past year

The 19DV chiller earns global recognition, most recently at the Climate Control Awards in Dubai, UAE

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida, 2 January 2019: Carrier received its fifth major award for the Carrier AquaEdge 19DV water-cooled centrifugal chiller in just over a year, at the 2019 Climate Control Awards on November 26 in Dubai, UAE, the company said through a Press release. Carrier won the accolade for the 19DV in the ‘Innovative Chiller Manufacturer/Supplier of the Year’, during the awards ceremony, produced and hosted by CPI Industry, publishers of Climate Control Middle East magazine. The 19DV utilizes an environmentally sustainable refrigerant with the highest possible safety rating and an ultra-low global warming potential of ~1, the company claimed through the release.

“Carrier is focused on inventing solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges, and the AquaEdge 19DV has received recognition around the globe as an innovative product that meets customer demands for smarter and more efficient systems,” said Chris Nelson, President, HVAC-Commercial, Carrier. “The 19DV chiller is a testament to Carrier’s commitment to leading the next phase of sustainable innovation to achieve higher efficiencies and lower emissions.”

According to the release, the AquaEdge 19DV was designed to minimize environmental impact while also providing industry-leading efficiency. The 19DV’s unique EquiDrive two-stage back-to-back compression, the company said, allows for effective heat recovery, which enables its excellent cooling efficiency at standard conditions to flex up to 120 degrees F (48.9 degrees C) for energy-saving hot water production. The 19DV, the company said, also provides free cooling, a strategy for leveraging natural air temperatures, which can result in thousands of dollars in energy savings per year while reducing maintenance costs and mechanical room space. Additional features include a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) that protects the chiller against abnormalities in the power quality being delivered to a system and Carrier SMART Service, wireless technology, which allows for remote diagnostics, long-term performance trending, benchmarking, decision analytics, and advanced notifications, the company said through the release. By leveraging insights, Carrier SMART Service provides intelligent analytics for maintenance staff that can proactively help improve equipment reliability and reduce energy usage, maintenance expenses and resource consumption, the company said.

The AquaEdge 19DV first launched in Asia in 2016 and was subsequently introduced to other regions, earning a reputation for reliability and efficiency, the company said. The chiller added to its long list of accolades when it was recently named the ‘Green Product of the Year’ in the ‘Energy Management category’ at the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Green Building Awards, on October 16, 2019 in Dubai, the company said.

In the fall of 2019, the company said it proudly accepted the RAC Cooling Industry Award for ‘Air Conditioning Product of the Year’ in the ‘System/Standalone category’ for the AquaEdge 19DV in London. The water-cooled centrifugal chiller also notably won Gold in the US-based Consulting-Specifying Engineer Product of the Year Awards in the ‘Boilers & Chillers category’ in 2019.

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