DURBAN, KZN, South Africa, August 2015 — Heating and air-conditioning solutions provider Carrier commenced with the first phase of installing its industry-leading AquaEdge 19XR/XRV centrifugal chillers at The Pavilion Shopping Centre in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal in July 2015. Carrier is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
AHI Carrier Managing Director Scott Meikle indicates that this high-efficiency water cooled chiller, which can be customised for any project requirements, represents a game changer for centrifugal chillers. “The AquaEdge 19XR/XRV centrifugal chiller achieves its high energy efficiency using proven technology designed specifically for chlorine-free refrigerant.”
The first phase involved the installation of three 19XRV water cooled chillers which boasts a total cooling capacity of 10 050 kW. The AquaEdge 19XR/XRV was an ideal solution for The Pavilion, due to the fact that Carrier was able to offer a specific solution which required high-efficiency and a reduction in energy costs.
“This is where the expertise and experience of a heating and air-conditioning solutions provider like Carrier comes into play. Not only were we able to offer a centrifugal chiller with a far greater efficiency, but we were able to customise it for the unique requirements of The Pavilion Shopping Centre,” Meikle continues.
Mark MacKaizer, Asset Manager at The Pavilion, procured the new system to aid its environmental sustainability objectives. “As a company committed to the principles of conservation, energy and operational efficiency in all our centres, we were satisfied that the system fulfilled our requirements. We were also happy with the guarantee and maintenance support provided by the suppliers.”
Carrier invests significantly in ongoing innovation, with testing facilities, and development centres located worldwide. Project design is handled locally, with international support from high-level engineers.
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