Carrier has introduced a new generation of AquaSnap air-to-water scroll heat pumps with Greenspeed intelligence, offering new levels of efficiency and performance for building owners. Carrier is the world’s leader in high-technology heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions and is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The new generation of 30RQP AquaSnap heat pumps combines simplicity with intelligence. It features the latest technologies, including variable-speed driven fans, brazed plate heat exchangers with asymmetric channels, electronic expansion valves and a full-colour touchscreen user display.
This range includes an innovative defrosting method, which may be used without consuming any additional energy and therefore can significantly improve the seasonal coefficient of performance (SCOP) of the heat pump by up to 12% compared with earlier models. This defrosting method generates shorter payback, higher efficiency and reliability and improved comfort, reducing noise and vibration emission levels as well as environmental impact.
The built-in hydraulic modules with optional variable-speed driven pumps can electronically control the variable water flow to meet real application needs during partial load operation and stand-by periods, significantly reducing the energy consumption for pumping by two-thirds. They also feature electronic sensors for automatic pump protection against cavitation and for water flow electronic reading and setting.
The energy-efficiency performance of the AquaSnap heat already meet the 2017 EU Ecodesign Regulations, with a SCOP value in heating of up to 3.38. The range also offers segment-leading performance, with European Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio values in cooling of up to 4.28.
In addition, the revamped range uses proven technology that Carrier service teams are familiar with and trained to maintain.
“With this launch Carrier provides a unique value proposition for customers, with unprecedented levels of performance and efficiency in its AquaSnap line of heat pumps,” said Didier Genois, director of engineering and marketing for Carrier HVAC Europe.
AquaSnap heat pumps are produced in France and will be available for delivery in May 2015 in the European, Middle East and African regions. For more information, visit carrier.com or follow @CarrierGreen on Twitter.