Exclusive first look at Star Refrigeration’s latest Azanechiller 2.0

Alan Walkinshaw
Director of Sales - Process

Star Refrigeration is opening its doors to refrigeration end-users ahead of despatching its first air cooled ammonia Azanechiller 2.0. The unit sets a new benchmark in chiller performance with efficiency figures that are 71% higher than the European Ecodesign Directive requirement.

Ammonia cooling specialist, Star Refrigeration, is inviting visitors to its manufacturing facilities at Westway, Renfrew, to view the company’s latest Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC) compliant ammonia air cooled chiller, Azanechiller 2.0, as the first unit is run tested on 8th June.

Azanechiller 2.0 incorporates a number of enhancements including improved efficiency, reduced refrigerant charge, and smaller footprint whilst guaranteeing end-users avoid the uncertainty of synthetic F-Gas refrigerants. With seven units currently in production, the first ever complete Azanechiller 2.0 model AA415MT-2 will be going through factory testing later this month. Marking the occasion by inviting users to view the system fresh off the production line, the facility is able to accommodate up to 100 visitors throughout the day.

The Azanechiller 2.0 range has set a new benchmark in chiller efficiency, exceeding even the EU’s most stringent Ecodesign Directive requirement by a significant margin. Boasting a seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) as high as 6.09 for comfort cooling applications and a Seasonal Energy Performance Ratio (SEPR) of up to 8.01 for process cooling, the system delivers immediate reductions on energy costs for end-users.

Alan Walkinshaw, Sales Director – Process at Star Refrigeration, said, “We’re really excited about this new development and will be showcasing the Azanechiller 2.0’s new features. By opening up our doors to allow customers to see the new system and witness the chillers in operation firsthand, we aim to demonstrate the benefits of investing in technology that provides first-rate efficiency.”

“The Azanechiller has been a very successful product for Star in the chiller market. However, we recognise the need for continuous update of our range of products to make them more efficient, compact, lighter and more competitive.”

“In addition, the changes to F-Gas regulations and the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive has led us to invest in the development of improved ammonia chiller technology that is future proof, long-lasting and able to achieve refrigerant volumes of as little as 0.18kg/kW.”

Representing a new era in chiller efficiency through the combination of variable speed reciprocating compressor technology, EC fans, close approach evaporator design and in-house PLC software, the new Azanechiller range delivers an efficiency that 20% higher than competing high efficiency chiller solutions and reliable cooling for 20+ years.  

Each chiller package is manufactured, charged, commissioned and run tested at Star Refrigeration’s production facility in Glasgow, prior to despatch to customer’s site.

The high and medium temperature Azanechiller 2.0 supply cooling capacities ranging from 200kW to 1200kW for secondary fluid and temperatures from -10°C to +10°C. The family of pre-engineered chillers is suitable for a wide variety of end user markets, including temperature controlled storage, food processing, beverage production, process cooling, HVAC, data centres, ice rinks, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries.

Walkinshaw will also be on-hand to answer any questions visitors may have and talk them through the projects. Discussing the benefits of the new components, he will explain how the company has evolved to exceed the needs of its customers with an innovative system that is set to revolutionise the low charge ammonia market.

To book a place to attend the free event, register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/azanechiller-20-debut-tickets-8418127847  by selecting one of the time slots available in the online calendar. 

Exclusive first look at Star Refrigeration’s latest Azanechiller 2.0

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