Chillers
Air cooled chillers - evaporative freecooling
High efficiency air cooled chiller with evaporative free-cooling 300-1682 kW
Series
TECS-EFC 0211 - 1204

Outdoor unit for the production of chilled water, equipped with oil-free centrifugal compressors, R134a refrigerant, axial EC fans, condensing
coil with copper tubes and aluminum fins, shell and tube flooded evaporator and electronic expansion valve. Base, supporting structure and panels are of galvanized epoxy powder coated steel. The unit is supplied with refrigerant and has been factory tested. On-site installation
therefore just involves making connections to the mains power and water supplies. 

The rotor speed digital control allows an accurate and efficient thermoregulation in every operating condition. The economizer improves
the refrigerant circuit efficiency (not present in sizes 0211 and 0452). These chillers, fitted with free-cooling coils and evaporative cooling
system, are used in IT-cooling, industrial and civil applications, when the cooling load is constant all-year-round.

In free cooling mode, the liquid is cooled by outdoor air, thus lowering the load of the compressors until it is reduced to zero. The evaporative
cooling system is made of treated cellulose pads and a water circulator that keeps the pads wet. It lowers the air temperature before it reaches
unit’s coils, thus increasing mechanical cooling efficiency and allowing free-cooling benefits to begin at higher outdoor temperatures.

The NG configuration complies with applications where it is not allowed or desired the use of ethylene glycol.

Controls

Electronic control W3000 TE
The brand new W3000TE controller offers advanced functions and algorithms. The large format keyboard and the wide LCD display favour an easy and safe access to the machine setup and a complete view of unit's staus. The assessment and intervention on the unit is managed through a multi-level menu, with selectable user’s language. The led icons immediately show the operating status of the circuits, as well as of the fans and of the water pumps (if present). An optional extra is the touch screen interface: 7.0” WVGA colour display with adjustable LED backlight and front USB port. The touch screen technology allows intuitive navigation between the various screens, safe access to the data with a three-level password protection as well as the graphic display of the performance of some monitored measurements.

The diagnostics comprises a complete alarm management system, with “black box” (via PC) and alarm log functions (via display or also PC) for a better analysis of the unit performance.

For the systems made of several units, the adjustment of the resources is performed by optional proprietary devices.

Consumption metering and performance measurement are possible as well. Supervision can be easily developed via proprietary devices or the integration in third party systems by means of the most common protocols as ModBus, Bacnet-over-IP, Echelon LonWorks, Bacnet MS/TP protocols.

Compatibility with the remote keyboard managing up to 8 units.

The presence of the programmable timer allows the creation of an operating profile containing up to 4 typical days and 10 time bands.

The control is characterized by the continuous modulation of the unit capacity, based on PID algorithms and referring to the water delivery temperature.

Optionally (VPF package), capacity modulation can be integrated with hydraulic flow modulation, thanks to inverter-driven pumps and to specific resources for the hydraulic circuit. 

Features

Characteristics

VERSION

K        Key efficiency, compact version
CA     High energy efficiency units

CONFIGURATIONS

-         Basic function
NG     Function for free-cooling without use of glycole

EXTENSION OF FREE-COOLING TEMPERATURE RANGE

Thanks to the evaporative cooling system that decreases the outdoor air temperature, the unit can take full advantage of the free-cooling benefit also in climatic conditions that normally don't permit it.

ENERGY SAVING

Energy saving guaranteed by free-cooling, which exploits the low external air temperatures; free-cooling control with optional modulating valve.

VERY HIGH EFFICIENCY

Top-level seasonal efficiency thanks to technlogical solutions at the forefront: magnetic levitation centrifugal compressors, flooded evaporator, EC fans and advanced control algorithms.

WIDE RANGE

Extended capacity range.

LOW INRUSH CURRENTS

Reduced breakaway starting currents thanks to the revolutionary centrifugal compressor.

EXTREMELY SILENT OPERATION

Extremely silent operation in line with the best on the market, and highly reduced vibrations

INTEGRATED HYDRONIC GROUP

It consists of 2 pumps with 4-pole motor, fixed or variable speed, with high or low head options to satisfy different industrial or IT-cooling applications and demands for comfort.

Accessory

  • Modulating valve for water temperature control in Free-Cooling mode
  • Hydronic group
  • VPF (Variable Primary Flow) kit: variable flow pumps with on board regulation
  • Fast restart
  • Double power supply with automatic changeover (ATS) or motorized changeover
  • Compressor power factor correction
  • Set-up for remote connectivity with ModBus/Echelon protocol cards
  • Touch Screen visual display
  • Remote control keyboard (distance to 200m and to 500m)