Project Quoting Assistance
Kirby equipment users are enjoying greater convenience and improved confidence with smart@ccess.
The online portal developed by Heatcraft Australia takes the guesswork out of project quoting by enabling the user to perform heat load calculations and then compile a complete project component list with pricing. Business owners can confidently ensure the accuracy of their costing before submitting a tender.
Users can have engineering detail verified by a Heatcraft technical representative. This process allows orders to be quickly placed saving time submitting the order at a later date.
Specifiers and contractors seeking confident equipment selections can download a complete selection report detailing balanced performance and operating parameters.
“The project tool with heat load calculator replaces the extremely well regarded ‘Kirby Select’ as a future proof tool that provides confidence to contractors installing the Kirby range of products”, commented Brett Hedge, Refrigeration Equipment Business Manager for Heatcraft Australia. “It is web based so it’s up to date, user friendly and optimised for mobile applications, so ideal for on-site use.”
Smart@ccess project tools are exclusive to Heatcraft Australia and can be accessed via the Heatcraft website. Customers requesting access can contact Heatcraft on 13 23 50.
Kirby - From Strength to Strength
The Kirby brand has a heritage that many OEM’s would be proud of. Over 70 years strong, it has stood the test of time and survived in a changing industry that is becoming increasingly saturated with ‘copycat’, low cost alternatives.
For Heatcraft, the secret behind the successful longevity is the commitment to deliver consistently reliable, quality, fully-featured innovative product solutions that perform year after year.
These days the Kirby brand delivers an unsurpassed range of precisely engineered refrigeration solutions specifically for Australia, New Zealand and nearby territories. It continues to be empowered by Heatcraft local manufacturing and product development, supported by the global resources of Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration and Lennox International.
“The diversity of engineered to order and customised product being designed and assembled at the Heatcraft Milperra site, is testament to our capability”, commented Brett Hedge (Refrigeration Equipment Business Manager, at Heatcraft Australia). “We are producing innovative, compressorised Kirby rack systems and customised solutions that offer maximum system efficiency through advanced compressor technologies”.
Heatcraft Australia recently designed a unique Kirby refrigeration rack system with Dave Redden of Refrigeration Innovations P/L for use at a Victorian supermarket. “A partnership with Emerson Australia provided the opportunity to develop the racks with Copeland digital compressor technologies and sound shells to the high stage (medium temperature) compressors”, continued Brett.
“The system which was completely designed and manufactured by the engineering and production teams at Milperra is an example of the design and innovation available in the Kirby rack range through Heatcraft Australia.”
Other unique Kirby solutions being manufactured at the Milperra site include central plant HVAC packs, water cooled semi-hermetic condensing units, high efficiency integrated VSD solutions and rack systems complete with integral switchboard and control systems.
Heatcraft Australia’s primary manufacturing facility is located in Wuxi, China. “All Heatcraft Australia product manufactured at Wuxi is designed in Australia to Australian and New Zealand standards”, said Brett. The manufacturing facility is wholly owned and operated by Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration; the engineering, manufacturing and quality assessment is certified to ISO9001 and controls are in strict compliance with International and Australian standards. The facility has the ability to performance test refrigeration systems of up to 200kW capacity.
With the growth of the Lennox International and Heatcraft Refrigeration Product global operations, the Lennox India Technology Centre (LITC) was expanded in 2014. LITC supports the Heatcraft Milperra Product Development and Research team with robust design and analysis capabilities, including; Computer Aided Design (CAD), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) during the various stages of the product development life cycle.
Whilst the local Heatcraft Australia engineering and product development team has its own testing capabilities, it is also well supported by the recently expanded testing facilities at Stone Mountain in the U.S. The Stone Mountain high tech facility includes a global laboratory and allows for more robust equipment and complete systems testing using realistic environmental conditions. This ensures products are designed to the highest quality standards and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Heatcraft has also invested locally to support customers using Kirby products. The company continues to invest in its account management, field support and the wholesale network and notably recently opened the Technical Excellence Centre to support the one step distribution capabilities. The Technical Excellence Centre is unique to the HVAC&R industry and is manned by a team of experienced Sales and Application Engineers with over 100 years of combined experience. Heatcraft also offer their customers smart selection tools via smart@ccess free of charge and can offer payback calculators to assist with product specification and identifying best solutions for end users.
Recognising a growing customer need, Heatcraft Australia has also appointed Field Engineers whom are available to assist with specific project engineering needs as well as pre and post commissioning to ensure each projects success and customer satisfaction.
To engage a Kirby specialist for your next project, contact Heatcraft Australia on 13 23 50.
Heatcraft Leverages Global Network
Heatcraft Australia has expanded their Commercial Rooftop Range and is leveraging the Lennox global network to deliver some of the most innovative technology in the market.
“The rooftop packaged units we offer are the best available from our Lennox® counterparts in Europe and the US. They have addressed the challenge of energy efficiency and functionality with a portfolio of products that are feature-rich, durable and hardworking”, says Darshan Nagarsekar, Senior Human Comfort Category Manager at Heatcraft Australia. “We are pleased to be able to offer the range to the Australian and New Zealand markets”.
The new Flexy EC® (shown below) is just one product in the Lennox commercial rooftop range available from Heatcraft. The Flexy EC® range operates using multi-scroll compressors and R410A refrigerant. They include the added benefit of EC fans, variable speed drives and an advanced Climatic™ controller, which integrates master slave technology and a wide choice of communication interfaces.
With cooling capacities ranging from 85 to 195kW, the Lennox Flexy EC® is the perfect high efficiency heating, cooling and ventilation system for single volume light commercial buildings such as airports, retail, restaurants, shops and theatres.
When it comes to efficiency, Lennox has placed just as much effort into ensuring a fast and easy installation. The Lennox Landmark® range includes over 30 features designed to reduce installation and service time. An isolated compressor compartment means easier, more accurate charge confirmation with minimal down time. The slide-out blower makes servicing the blower wheel and belt tensioning quicker and easier, and the unit includes fork slots on three sides and a full perimeter base rail for easier handling and transportation.
The Lennox Landmark® units are an entry level product in the Lennox commercial range and offer a flexible solution for a quick replacement or new construction. Illustrated are the Lennox Landmark® rooftop units installed on the rooftop of a QLD shopping centre. The installation demonstrates how the design features of the Lennox units deliver a neat and compact footprint.
In addition to the Landmark® and Flexy EC®, the Lennox commercial rooftop range also includes the new Energence® series in gas-electric. Energence® units are engineered with intelligent features like the Prodigy® control system that makes service and maintenance extremely cost-effective. Darshan adds, “The Energence® is a smart investment for businesses seeking exceptional return on investment. Customers are advised to consult with their Heatcraft Account Manager to determine which product is best suited to their application”.
Customer Driven Promise
In your line of work, time is of the essence. Customer service is more than just a smiling face at the counter. It's knowing that you can count on your supplier to provide the right product and expertise to help you do your job.
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Heatcraft equips you to Service R32 Systems
With more manufacturers releasing R32 air conditioning systems and the inevitability of larger R32 systems hitting the market in the future, it is essential to use the safest and correct tools and equipment to service the market.
With over 60 branch locations in Australia, Heatcraft stock a wide range of R32 compliant tooling equipment and copper to meet your current and future servicing needs for R32 and the upcoming low global warming potential HFO, R1234yf.
“Many service technicians may not be aware that specialist tools are needed to service R32 systems. R32 is mildly flammable and has higher operating pressures. Not using R32 compliant equipment can compromise your safety which may result in injury” says Wayne Hayes, Tools and Equipment Category Manager at Heatcraft Australia & New Zealand.
“While technicians may not have yet started working on R32 air conditioning systems, it is highly likely they will in the future. When buying new equipment, they should ensure it is R32 compliant as this will ensure safe work practice and save equipment upgrade costs in the future”, continued Wayne.
A recovery unit can move large quantities of R32 refrigerant and having a compliant unit is essential for safe work practice. Heatcraft now range the newly released CPS TRS21A recovery unit.
The TRS21A is a rework of the very powerful and popular TR21E and now has a hard wired 240V power inlet, intrinsic on/off switch and sealed internal switching for added safety. The open design and absence of a plastic cover also assists in preventing the pooling of refrigerants, while the elimination of an electric fan also adds to its safety features.
Heatcraft have also introduced dedicated red and yellow R32 reclaim cylinders. A new Interlink R32 cylinder adaptor with left handed thread is also available to order.
Although there should be minimal refrigerant in a system ready for vacuum, it is not guaranteed and with the pending increase in the size of R32 units on the market, Heatcraft recommends you use a R32 specific vacuum pump.
Available from Heatcraft is the new CPS VPS6DA 144 l/m vacuum pump designed for R32, R1234yf and ammonia vapours. This unit comes with a spark proof on/off switch, is hard wired and includes sealed, internal switching. If you are starting to work with R32 or just need a new vacuum pump, getting one that is suitable for R32 will greatly assist in safe work.