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Sarasota Bradenton International Airport
Sarasota Bradenton International serves over one million passengers a year as a gateway to the southwest Gulf coast of Florida

CASE STUDY

Airport Facility

Name
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

Location
Sarasota, FL USA

Facility Size
245,000 ft2 facility

Issue
Chillers operating at the airport since its 1989 opening were nearing the
end of their normal economic and operating life

Solution
Daikin Magnitude® magnetic bearing chiller, two 500-ton units provide
chilled water

Airport chiller replacement yields reduced operating costs, enhanced customer comfort and sustainability for the community

Issues

Chillers operating at the airport since its 1989 opening were nearing the end of their normal economic and operating life. Replacing those original chillers provided an opportunity to improve the efficiency, reliability and sustainability of the airport's HVAC system.

Solution

Two 500-ton Daikin Magnitude magnetic bearing chillers replaced the aging chillers. These chillers deliver industry-leading efficiency and sustainability. The reliability of these magnetic bearing chillers has been proven in more than 1,000 installations worldwide.

Outcome

The energy efficiency of the Magnitude chillers reduced the terminal building's annual HVAC electrical consumption by 28%. The efficient performance of the chiller is sustainable over the life of the chiller because there is no oil contamination to degrade the refrigerant. Its performance also contributes to possible LEED® points. In addition, the Magnitude chillers use HFC-134a refrigerant which has no ozone depleting potential.

Energy Savings Summary

meterAnnual HVAC Energy Savings
28%, ROI = 5.2 years

Annual Maintenance Costs
72% reduction

Reduced Cooling Tower Chemicals and Water Consumption

chiller

One of two 500-ton Magnitude Chillers installed at the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

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