LEATHERHEAD, UK, 17 October, 2018 – Carrier’s AquaForce® Vision 30KAV chiller with Greenspeed™ Intelligence has been named Air Conditioning Product of the Year in the chiller category at the prestigious Cooling Industry Awards 2018. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The high performance, high efficiency chiller – launched at the beginning of 2018 – was among eight products shortlisted for the award; following detailed assessments by the independent awards judging panel, it ultimately prevailed over entries by a number of global competitors.
The members of the judging panel said, “We welcome the improvement the chiller is delivering to customers with an impressive bearing life and the ability to remotely monitor units, thus saving on site visits. This was supported by positive testimonials that highlighted significant operational and service cost savings. The smart refrigerant leak detection system is a valuable addition to ensure continuous monitoring and safe operation.”
The members of the judging panel also recognised the importance of Carrier developing a version of the chiller to operate on low global warming potential (GWP) HFO refrigerants, as a long-term solution.
Nancy Jonsson, Carrier’s UK sales director, said: “I am delighted to receive this award on behalf of the dedicated and inspirational Carrier team behind the 30KAV chiller. We believed from its launch that it was a winner, and delivers what customers want. It is therefore particularly pleasing to receive independent validation of this and such high-profile recognition from our peers in the industry. We now aim to build on this success, and ensure the 30KAV becomes the default, mainstream solution for high-quality buildings across the UK.”
The chiller has also been named a finalist in the Commercial / Industrial Air Conditioning Product of the Year category at the forthcoming HVR Awards 2018, taking place later in October.
The Aquaforce Vision 30KAV Chiller with Greenspeed™ intelligence is one of a new generation of air-cooled liquid chillers developed by Carrier to deliver high performance and optimal energy consumption in demanding industrial and commercial applications. Its combination of outstanding energy efficiency, intelligent controls, connectivity and real-time data access give end users the tools to proactively manage their buildings for optimum occupant comfort and energy efficiency.
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Founded by the inventor of modern air conditioning, Carrier is a world leader in high-technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions. Carrier experts provide sustainable solutions, integrating energy-efficient products, building controls and energy services for residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service customers. Carrier is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carrier.com or follow @Carrier on Twitter.