Baltimore Aircoil Company (BAC) has introduced the Nexus Modular Hybrid Cooler, the world's first
intelligent, plug-and-play, modular, hybrid fluid cooling system.
The Nexus is engineered to simplify system design and optimize water and energy savings, while providing the lowest installation, operating, and maintenance costs.
It will be available in Australia in 2020, the company told CCN.
The Nexus Modular Hybrid Cooler simplifies both the design and installation of fluid cooling systems.
The units are up to 8 feet shorter in height, have a 40 per cent smaller footprint and are 35 per cent lighter than traditional fluid coolers. Modules are designed to be moved with a pallet jack and fit in a freight elevator – eliminating the need for special rigging equipment.
Structural steel requirements can be reduced by up to 50 per cent, and permanent ladders or elevated platforms can be eliminated. All fans, pumps, accessories and controls are factory installed, and wired, for true single-point wiring.
BAC’s patented Heat Transfer Technology delivers exceptional heat transfer performance, durability, and longevity in a compact, corrosion-resistant package that has 65 per cent less internal fluid volume and requires no passivation.
The Nexus Cooler’s new, patent-pending DiamondClear design uses 60 per cent less spray water volume than traditional systems, has turbulent spray water flow, and the spray water basin can be inspected while in operation.
BAC’s innovative iPilot Control System with patent-pending, embedded intelligence minimizes operating cost by effectively balancing water and energy savings based on customer needs and preferences.
The EC Fan System provides superior efficiency as well as high external static capability, with a direct-drive radial fan and a variable-speed electrically commutated (EC) motor.
It completely eliminates maintenance associated with traditional fan drive systems and delivers superior reliability.
The Nexus Modular Hybrid Cooler has the highest uptime and reliability. As standard, it is a passivation-free unit with premium non-corrosive materials to stay up-and-running at the most critical times.
A non-combustible option that meets the most stringent fire codes will also available.
BAC President, Don Fetzer, said the product highlights the company's leadership when it comes to innovation.
“We have created the world’s first truly smart hybrid cooling solution, with the ability to switch between evaporative and dry cooling in a modular compact footprint,” he said.