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Carrier’s AquaEdge 19DV centrifugal chiller now available

March 26, 2018

Updated innovation in every aspect of chiller design including compression, heat exchange and controls technology.


Carrier’s AquaEdge 19DV centrifugal chiller, now commercially available in North America, has an efficiency that’s more than 40% higher than ASHRAE 2016 guidelines.

Carrier has announced the commercial availability of its AquaEdge 19DV in North America. This centrifugal chiller features, Greenspeed intelligence and a low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R1233zd(E).

Updated innovation in every aspect of chiller design including compression, heat exchange and controls technology enables Carrier to improve cooling efficiency substantially while allowing for effective heat recovery and free cooling all in the same machine.

“The 19DV is Carrier’s newest model of intelligent HVAC design,” said Greg Alcorn, vice president and general manager, Carrier Commercial Systems. “Its simplicity, flexibility and performance make it easy to own and operate.”

The AquaEdge 19DV has an efficiency that is more than 40% higher than ASHRAE 2016 guidelines, has low sound and is capable of series counterflow configurations. Its features include:

  • EquiDrive two-stage back-to-back compressor load cancellation technology for bearings last the life of the chiller.
  • Greenspeed intelligence Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) design to protect against dirty power and dirty environments.
  • MaxFlex capability for operation in demanding conditions such as variable flow, heat recovery, free cooling, series plants, dual temperature systems, and more.
  • Refrigerant R-1233zd(E), an environmentally sustainable refrigerant with an ultra-low GWP of ~1 and an A1-rated safety classification per ASHRAE standard 34.
  • Variable orifice for robust refrigerant metering and proper refrigerant levels during variable lift and load conditions.
  • SmartView intelligent controls and integration with the Carrier lifecycle data management system for easy tracking and analyzation of operational data helps identify potential risks or areas for upgrading. The control system can also be linked to the user’s building automation system, enabling remote access to the chiller’s running data in real time.
  • Intuitive touch screen user interface that provides graphical trending and remote access capability and can be mounted on any corner of the machine.
  • A smart connected chiller with Carrier SMART Service

The 19DV includes a number of connectivity solutions such as: remote diagnostics, long-term performance trending, benchmarking, decision analytics, and advanced notifications. By leveraging insights derived from these capabilities, Carrier SMART Service can help improve equipment reliability and reduce energy usage, maintenance expenses and resource consumption.  

The AquaEdge 19DV is now available for immediate sale in 500 to 800 ton capacity. Additional capacity units are forthcoming.


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