CHICAGO — AEC Inc.'s Application Engineering Division introduced a line of integrated central chillers at NPE Booth S2630. A six-person team had worked since September to develop the Pinnacle series central chilling station, which is available with refrigeration capacity of 30-90 tons, said marketing manager Kevin McJoynt.
The system includes independent refrigeration circuits with scroll compressors, oversized pumps, an integral stainless-steel tank and an overall footprint that is ``the smallest in the industry,'' McJoynt said.
The Pinnacle offers rotational technology instead of reciprocating and costs $31,000-$53,000 for the basic models.
The standard scroll compressors upgrade refrigeration and electrical efficiency and use half the moving parts of conventional compressors, AEC said. The system includes a programmable logic controller microprocessor and an intuitive color touch screen.
The noncorrosive stainless-steel reservoir is integrated onto a single perimeter-welded frame.