Daikin Applied’s Pathfinder® air cooled chiller wins Innovation Award at AHR
Daikin’s Pathfinder AWV air-cooled screw chiller won for its industry-first Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) technology that allows the internal compression ratio to optimize the chiller’s performance for every condition and at every hour of the day. Pathfinder’s one-of-a-kind VVR technology combined with other variable technologies has the highest part-load efficiency of any air-cooled screw chiller product on the market. The chiller is fully configurable, allowing users to choose from an extensive set of components and options so that the chiller matches a customer’s precise conditions. It offers flexibility even for challenging projects with space constraints or efficiency requirements.
Pathfinder is equally ideal for new construction or retrofit projects because of the ability to increase tonnage in the same footprint and achieve faster installation times. Daikin’s Intelligent Equipment®, named a finalist by the awards committee, is a unique control solution installed directly onto equipment to monitor energy consumption at the equipment level for deeper, more accurate performance measurement.