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BAC Receives Honorable Mention for Three AHR Expo Innovation Awards

BAC Receives Honorable Mention for Three AHR Expo Innovation Awards

Baltimore, MD (December 9, 2015) – Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) has been recognized with a record three honorable mentions in 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Award categories. These categories include Cooling, Green Building, and Refrigeration. Don Fetzer BAC’s President emphasized, “We’re pleased to be recognized for our investment in innovation and technology and for leading the evaporative cooling industry into the future.”

In the Cooling category, the New Series 3000 Cooling Tower continues its industry leadership winning an honorable mention. Coupled with the ENDURADRIVE™ Fan System, the New Series 3000 is the only direct drive solution that eliminates powertrain systems in large capacity cooling towers. This fan system provides unmatched reliability, superior energy savings, and the lowest maintenance costs in the industry. The Series 3000 with the ENDURADRIVE Fan System now offers the largest single cell modular cooling tower in the world with 1,446 nominal tons! Additional ENDURADRIVE Fan System benefits include a “10% reduction in energy costs with no transmission or mechanical losses, significant energy savings, and a 90% reduction in maintenance costs compared to a traditional gear drive system,” Fetzer explained.

In the Green Building category, the PFi Closed Circuit Cooling Tower won honorable mention by offering customers the combination of direct and indirect heat transfer enhancing thermal efficiency by 30% or more. This engineered concept increases performance while enhancing the unit’s reliability for year-round operation. The PFi has the lowest installed cost compared to other counterflow closed circuit cooling towers due to a combination of the lowest weight, fan horsepower, and smallest footprint. It also features the lowest total cost of ownership with Extreme Efficiency models (XE Models) that reduce operating costs by up to 50%. This is all with the peace of mind that each PFi is CTI Certified for water and glycol for guaranteed performance. Fetzer added, “We’re pleased to have been recognized for the engineering and design innovation that contributed to the development of this new technology.”

Lastly, in the Refrigeration category the TrilliumSeries™ Condenser for Transcritical CO2 Applications received honorable mention. With higher performance and lower operating costs, water cooled methods offer the best long-term investment for any cooling system. Systems with adiabatic heat rejection, such as the hybrid TrilliumSeries Condenser, operate with efficiencies mid-way between air and water cooled methods. The TrilliumSeries Condenser uses water only on the hottest days to maintain condensing temperatures, attaining up to 38% energy cost savings compared to air cooled technology. With its low water use profile, the TrilliumSeries Condenser is a proven solution when water is scarce. Furthermore, to address regulatory concerns associated with traditional refrigerants, the unique adiabatic design of the TrilliumSeries Condenser empowers the design and application of transcritical CO2 refrigeration systems to virtually all climate zones worldwide. “We’re excited to lead the industry with sustainable solutions that allow for more natural refrigerants,” Fetzer added.

The 2016 AHR Expo Innovation Awards recognize the most creative, effective, and ingenious HVACR products and technologies on the market. The annual competition is jointly sponsored by ASHRAE; the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI); and the International Exposition Company (IEC), producers and organizers of the AHR Expo. Winners are chosen in each of 10 product categories based on innovation, value, and impact on the market. If you are attending the AHR Expo in Orlando, Florida, January 25-27, 2016 please stop by BAC’s booth #3014 to see these new and exciting technologies.