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Pathfinder® Air-cooled Screw Chiller

Model AWV

The Pathfinder is the most efficient machine on the market today – the first air-cooled screw chiller with IPLVs capable of exceeding 22 EER. It also includes an array of features that optimize sound, and deliver the lowest turndown in flow and highest leaving chilled water capabilities. The Pathfinder is also 100% configurable, and can be customized to meet the size and performance needs of each application. Available from 100 to 565 tons, Pathfinder fits a broad range of applications. Pathfinder has received recognition from numerous organizations, including the AHR Innovation Award and Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award; it was also voted among the best new products for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s Product of the Year awards.

Industry-Leading Efficiency

With an IPLV rating that exceeds 22 EER, Pathfinder exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 Path A baseline efficiency levels by more than 60%, and beats all other air-cooled screw chillers on the market when it comes to efficiency. Featuring Daikin’s proprietary Variable Volume Ratio (VVR®) compressor technology, Pathfinder senses the precise amount of lift needed and adjusts the compression ratio on the fly to deliver optimal efficiency, regardless of ambient temperature or time of day. Combined with fully-variable-speed ECM fan motors, the Pathfinder delivers top efficiency and minimizes cost-of-ownership, as an ever-growing cohort of Pathfinder owners can attest.

Pathfinder Pump Package

Now with Factory-Installed Pumps

Pathfinder's 100% configurability just got even more flexible with optional factory-installed pump packages on both packaged and free-cooling models. Powered and enabled by the chiller, these pumps offer convenience and speed, eliminating the need to size, source and install the system pumps separately.

Integrated "Closed-Loop Free-Cooling" Water-side Economizer

The integrated water-side economizer (free cooling system) combines fluid-to-air heat exchanger coils in series with the airflow of the primary chiller condenser coils to dissipate heat outdoors without vapor compression cooling. This is possible when outdoor air is colder than cooling fluid requirements. The use of free cooling in various applications harnesses outdoor air for natural cooling, reducing compressor work and enhancing chiller efficiency.

Additionally, addressing the demand for glycol-free solutions in data centers, hospitals, indoor agriculture, and manufacturing facilities, the AWV with closed-loop free-cooling eliminates the need for glycol for freeze prevention in colder climates and minimizes contamination risk beyond the unit with an intermediate heat exchanger.

A Differentiated Solution

Pathfinder's polypropylene header pipes provide several key benefits over steel including low-friction properties to reduce pressure drop, corrosion resistance for outstanding cleanliness, UV protection for increased longevity, easy access for servicing the equipment, and reduced load on building structures.

100% Configurable

As the first fully configurable air-cooled screw chiller unit in the industry, Pathfinder’s flexible design and component options allow you to balance price and performance to best meet your requirements. You can create your Pathfinder to more closely match the job requirements, reducing installation and operating costs. By dialing in performance, you never end up with a chiller that is too big or too small. You choose what’s important and valuable to your project and building.