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Heat exchanger coating

Kaltra puts forward innovative high-tech coating to improve heat exchanger performance


Surface coatings play an important role in increasing the service life of heat exchangers and, consequently, HVAC equipment’s lifespan. Surface coatings may also positively impact heat transfer efficiency – but this potential remained unfulfilled until now.

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Product selection software

Kaltra updates selection software for its products


The latest update of KaltraSELECT selection software allows customers to calculate the performance data for all Kaltra products, including chillers, air-cooled condensers, air conditioners, and dry coolers. With this, Kaltra offers flexible tools for users to select appropriate products and systems.

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Dry cooler

Kaltra raises the bar for industrial dry coolers


Kaltra has extended its range of high-capacity dry coolers with Mistral series units in a V-shaped configuration, up to 2000kW in the air-cooled version and as high as up to 3000kW with the adiabatic: a total of about 500 models.

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Precision air conditioner

Kaltra acquaints customers with updated Lambda DX precision air conditioning units


Lambda DX/FGB, the latest addition to Kaltra’s IT cooling portfolio, offers flash gas bypass technology for these precision air conditioners, improving the system’s energy efficiency. With more cooling for less space, Lambda DX/FGB delivers accurate temperature and humidity control, whilst contributing to lower energy use.

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CRAC unit

Kaltra extends its range of precision air conditioners for IT cooling


Kaltra is now offering its Lambda II-M range of modular precision air conditioning units with two cooling circuits as an option to standard units, to further increase overall system redundancy to meet the highest demands for critical IT cooling applications, including colocation and hyperscale data centers.

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R452b scroll chiller

Kaltra adds R454b models to two of its chiller lineups


Cognizant of its environmental stewardship and responsibility, Kaltra advances with low global warming potential solutions for chillers, now releasing R454b versions of its scroll compressor-based models.

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Turbocor centrifugal chiller

New Lightstream Turbo II chillers received falling-film evaporators


Recently introduced chiller family based on Turbocor oil-free compressors and distinguished by high energy efficiency and environmental safety, received falling-film evaporators in addition to flooded models.

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Air-cooled Turbocor chiller

Kaltra to modernize its air-cooled Turbocor chiller range



Kaltra, the specialist in air-conditioning and heat transfer technologies, modernized its Turbocor compressor-based chillers with air-cooled condensers and presents performance highlights of the series.

The Lightstream Turbo II series is a unique development in the field of demand-responsive chillers, specially designed for variable-load cooling and optimized for the novel lower-GWP refrigerants R1234ze and R513a.

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Remote management software

Kaltra updates remote management tool for HVAC equipment


Kaltra has launched its KaltraCONTROL mobile app, providing remote monitoring and management for HVAC equipment over the internet, using almost any mobile device. The app allows review logs produced by Kaltra equipment, receive alerts, analyze and manage energy use, interactively configure operating parameters, schedule unit operation, and more.

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Fluid coils

Anti-corrosion treatment for microchannel dry coils


Kaltra advances in creating protective treatments for microchannel heat exchangers and introduces new anti-corrosion coating for dry (fluid) coils to apply to inner surfaces. The new coating enables for an expanded range of process water pH value, a measure of how acidic/basic water is.

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Modular precision air conditioner

Kaltra introduces modular precision air conditioners


Lambda CW II-M is the result of an extensive R&D process, with Kaltra utilizing microchannel coil technology to give new ranges their own unique properties for precision cooling.

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Microchannel condenser bank

Air-cooled condenser assemblies for end-customers and OEMs


Based on recently introduced low-charge microchannel condensers, Kaltra offers high-performance V-shaped condensing coil assemblies intended for use in air-cooled chillers and stand-alone condensers.

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E-coated microchannel coil

High-grade corrosion protection for heat exchangers


Although modern microchannel heat exchangers made from highly corrosion-resistant alloys and able to withstand any type of corrosion, be it galvanic, formicary, or other types, even without any protective coating, there are some harsh conditions under which additional treatment may extend their service life and guarantee trouble-free HVAC equipment operation.

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Microchannel heat exchanger

Kaltra offers coil replacements for condensers and water applications


When you need OEM replacement coils for your refrigeration or cooling system, Kaltra gets you covered with microchannel heat exchangers, matching or exceeding the performance of original coils.

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R32 scroll chiller

Kaltra launches a range of scroll chillers optimized for lower GWP refrigerant R32


Kaltra extends the portfolio of low-GWP chillers with the launch of Lightstream Scroll range based on its Versa platform and operating on refrigerant R32. Lineup’s capacity ranges from 300 to 1100kW at nominal conditions and demonstrates the same high level of efficiency as previously introduced R452b-based models.

Lightstream Scroll R32 available with the same extensive set of hydronic options, free cooling circuit, safety options, low-noise models, and control software functionality as found in existing Lightstream Scroll chillers running on refrigerants R410a and R452b.

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Precision air conditioner

Kaltra updates its range of Delta DX precision air conditioning units


This week Kaltra announced the updated range of its mainstream Delta DX precision air conditioners.

New models received the scroll compressors with latest control electronics and recent-generation radial EC fans with Modbus control.

The capacity range has been extended with unit models in the 5-15kW range (equipped with rotary compressors), as well as with top models delivering 125-150kW of cooling.

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Free cooling chiller

Kaltra extends the capacity of its flagship free cooling chiller range


Kaltra has extended the capacity range of its Lightstream Freecool inverter chiller to 1800kW of refrigeration. Lightstream Freecool chiller lineup was introduced in 2017, initially with a capacity range of 450 to 1200kW.

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Bora XL dry cooler

Kaltra expands its dry cooler portfolio with Bora XL range


This week, Kaltra announced its next range of dry coolers based on recently engineered Versa platform. Versa is a shared set of innovative engineering, major components, and production efforts over a number of the distinct, full-size chillercondenser, and dry cooler ranges. Kaltra’s equipment based on Versa platform characterized by high flexibility, significantly lower manufacturing costs, and enables easy customization and adaptation to the customer-specific application and requirements.

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Bora XL condenser

Kaltra offers high-performance condensers of Bora XL range


The XL range is a further development of Bora series air-cooled condensers which offer to the customers consistently high performance combined with reduced footprint and low refrigerant charge. Bora XL condensers have been designed to use with both traditional and low-GWP refrigerants, including R134a, R410a, R452b, R513a, R449a and more. The range includes models in the nominal capacity range from 150 to 1850 kW with two available sound level versions: standard low noise and extra low noise.

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R452b scroll chiller

Air-cooled chillers with R452b now available


Following the debut of its water-cooled chillers running on refrigerant R452b this March, Kaltra announces an air-cooled range of chillers with scroll compressors using this low-GWP refrigerant.

Lightstream Scroll R452b chillers will be available in the capacity range from 260 to 1000kW and may be fitted with the highly efficient free cooling system. Other options include partial heat recovery with a desuperheater or full heat recovery, making these chillers a multi-purpose solution for simultaneous, year-round production of chilled and hot water.

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Water-cooled chiller

R452b chillers added to Kaltra portfolio


Kaltra is now offering low-GWP refrigerant R452b across its Easystream-M range of modular water-cooled chillers with scroll compressors – an environment-friendly alternative to R410a gas with a GWP value as low as 675. R452b is a zeotropic HFO/HFC blend classified as a mildly flammable refrigerant (A2L ASHRAE safety class) which delivers an optimal balance of performance, safety, and compatibility to replace R410a and outperforms other R410a alternatives.

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Scroll chiller

Kaltra adds air-cooled version to its Easystream chiller range


Kaltra, a leading manufacturer of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, has announced the commercial launch of scroll chillers that expands an existing lineup of condenserless and water-cooled models with air-cooled version.

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Air-cooled condenser

Low-charge air-cooled condensers for use with low-GWP refrigerants


Kaltra is now taking one step further by introducing the new flatbed, low-charge air-cooled condensers for use with low-GWP refrigerants, including R449a, R454a, and R454c.

To meet market requirements to reduce global warming potential and increase the energy efficiency of cooling equipment, Kaltra has engineered a new line of air-cooled condensers with market-leading features at reasonable initial and running costs.

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Air-cooled chiller R450a

Kaltra adopts R450a to screw chillers


Kaltra continues to move proactively to refrigerants with a lower global warming potential with the introduction of R450a-driven air-cooled chillers.

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Variable-speed water-cooled chiller

Kaltra extends the range of water-cooled chillers with inverter models and adds R513a


Kaltra is delighted to make an exciting new addition to their chiller portfolio – Powerstream Screw Inverter family of water-cooled chillers.

The chillers feature fixed-speed screw compressor combined with an inverter-driven one.  The unit starts with the inverter compressor; when the cooling demand exceeds its capacity, the second compressor starts up at full speed to ensure the best possible efficiency. Capacity regulation is carried out by the inverter-driven compressor.

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Free cooling chiller

Kaltra modernizes Ultracompact II chiller to add a new free cooling system


Following the market success of Ultracompact II, Kaltra modernized its free cooling version. The revised free cooling system now includes double-regulating valves and a 3-way mixing valve for precise water temperature control in free cooling operation.

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Free cooling chiller

Kaltra R513a chillers now available


Following the recent announcement of its first R513a-compatible chiller range, Kaltra has revealed the availability of its Lightstream Freecool inverter-driven chillers with refrigerant R513a in addition to regular R134a and low-GWP R1234ze.

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Turbocor centrifugal chiller

Kaltra extends its Powerstream Turbo range with high-capacity models


In response to the rising demand for high-end, energy-efficient cooling solutions, Kaltra has expanded its flagship lineup of Turbocor-based chillers. So far, the customers have been able to pick from the models with the capacity range of up to 1800kW. For increased requirements, Kaltra has added 5- and 6-compressor models to Powerstream Turbo chiller family making it suitable for large commercial and industrial cooling applications with up to 4600kW cooling power per chiller unit. With an ESEER value as high as 10.50 and new control software which optimizes the performance of multi-compressor units, Powerstream Turbo chillers meet the highest demands for energy efficiency at any operating condition.

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Inverter chiller

Kaltra announces a new, broad screw chiller range


This week Kaltra announced its new chiller family designed with screw compressors, a successor of well-known Lightstream Screw range.

With different screw compressors, inverter-driven and fixed-speed, Kaltra launched its widest chiller lineup which includes R134a and R1234ze models, 160 in total. Units with R513a refrigerant are available by request. New Lightstream Screw V chillers cover all applications in the capacity range from 200 to 3600kW. In addition to process cooling and air conditioning tasks, the new screw chillers are addressed for mission-critical applications where the reliability and precise temperature control are the crucial factors.

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Unit cooler

Kaltra starts the production of Tramontana unit coolers


Kaltra Innovativtechnik starts production of its Tramontana unit coolers with a capacity range of up to 60kW. Tramontana units stand out based on consistent performance, wide selection of optional components to tailor the solution to the customers’ requirements, and low installation and maintenance cost.

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Evaporative dry coolers

Kaltra extends its portfolio with evaporative condensers and dry coolers


With the development of evaporative air-cooled condensers and dry coolers, Kaltra sets new standards in the field of efficient and environmentally safe cooling.

The power saving potential of the new units is based on the evaporative cooling principle, in which the air temperature drops when the air takes up water by transforming it from liquid to vapor.

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Air-cooled chiller

Kaltra reveals the new Ultracompact II product line


As a part of its long-term product development roadmap, Kaltra Innovativtechnik introduces the next generation of its Ultracompact product line. This series covers the cooling duty range between 50 and 300kW with capacity increases of 25kW and provides total or partial heat recovery in compact machine design and suitable for air-cooled applications across many industries.

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In-row cooling unit

Kaltra announces the second generation of in-row cooling units with a 50% capacity increase


Among other innovations, Kaltra launches the second generation of its high-capacity in-row cooling solution designed for high power density data centers. With the cooling capacity of 141kW, Lambda In-Row is able to replace up to 4 typical in-row cooling units, saving expensive data center space for server racks.

Lambda In-Row has a new microchannel evaporator combined in V-form with a 41m² total heat transfer surface. With these evaporators, the cooling capacity of the new units increases from 90 kW to 141kW (for water temperatures of 15/21°C and inlet air temperature of 40°C).  A special type of manifolds for microchannel heat exchangers provide a uniform water distribution, and at the same time keeps low waterside pressure drop.

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Turbocor chiller

Lightstream Turbo chiller range extended with highly efficient models


Trending Turbocor-based chiller family by Kaltra has been extended with highly efficient models with extra condenser banks, which enable lower condensing temperatures and 15% higher energy efficiency rates (EER) compared to standard Lightstream Turbo models, as well as reduced noise emission level.

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Free cooling chiller

Kaltra announces the new Lightstream Freecool chiller family


Kaltra Innovativtechnik, a German-based provider of innovative thermal management technologies and advanced cooling equipment, is excited to announce the launch of the new lineup of freecooling chillers based on frequency-controlled compact screw compressors and microchannel technology adopted for both condensing and freecooling coils.

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Serpentine coil

Serpentine heat exchangers for small cooling applications


Kaltra offers the latest heat transfer technology for electronics cooling, cooling of laser devices, medical appliances, and other small cooling applications with serpentine heat exchangers based on microchannel technology.

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Plant room chiller

Kaltra unveils its new family of packaged chillers


German chiller manufacturer, Kaltra Innovativtechnik, is set to showcase its new Easystream family of air- and water-cooled chillers with scroll compressors in March 2017.

New chillers are intended for either indoor or outdoor installation. The series covers the capacity range starting from 40kW and up to 480kW with cooling densities of up to 220kW/m². When used with Mistral condensers/dry coolers, Easystream allows for installation in populated urban areas and anywhere where low noise pollution is a crucial factor.

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Variable-speed chiller

Kaltra to announce the updated Lightstream Screw air-cooled chiller family


Kaltra is excited to announce the launch of the updated lineup of Lighstream Screw chillers based on fixed-speed or inverter-driven compact screw compressors, which have been improved to perform efficiently and optimally under every climatic condition.

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Compact scroll chillers

Kaltra debut a range of updated compact scroll chillers


Kaltra Innovativtechnik begins marketing and selling updated Ultracompact air-cooled chillers. Each chiller model in the Ultracompact range features an aluminium frame and paneling with a 10-year corrosion resistance warranty.

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Air-cooled condenser

Air-cooled condensers and dry coolers for refrigeration and industrial process


Mistral is the next generation of table-type air-cooled condensers and dry coolers that cover cooling capacities from 5kW up to 1500kW and intended for use with standard refrigerants, ammonia, and carbon dioxide.

One of the cornerstones of Mistral condensers/dry coolers range is the new high efficient heat exchangers with up to 6kW/l performance and reduced refrigerant charge.

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Air-cooled condenser

New air-cooled condensers with microchannel coils and high-performance EC fans


Kaltra Innovativtechnik, a Germany-based cooling specialist, today has released the new CNM Series air-cooled condensers intended for use with various HFC and HFO refrigerants. Thank microchannel condenser coils, introduced condensers have a 25% smaller footprint and 20% less weight in comparison to the previous generation. New condensers are equipped with high-performance fans with EC motors as a standard.

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Precision air conditioner

New direct expansion air conditioners with microchannel evaporators


Following the launch of super-efficient Lambda DX precision air conditioning systems, Kaltra has released the new family of compact air conditioners intended for data center and IT cooling applications using elevated return air temperatures.

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Precision air conditioner

Kaltra launches new range of high-efficient precision air conditioners


Kaltra Innovativtechnik, a Germany-based provider of innovative thermal management technologies and advanced cooling equipment, today released the Lambda DX/DXU family of feature-rich, high-end direct expansion (DX) precision air conditioners with innovative microchannel evaporators and dual refrigerant circuit amongst many of its features.

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Server rack cooling door

Kaltra launches high-efficiency rack cooling door solution to target data center hotspots


Kaltra Innovativtechnik, a Germany-based cooling specialist, has launched its chilled water rack-based cooling solution intended for use in high-density data center applications. The development of the In-Rack solution is in response to growing demand for high-density cooling solutions from the data center sector for energy savings and reduction in carbon emissions.

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Evaporative fluid cooler

New fluid coolers to be available in Q4 2016


Jumbo Cooler fluid coolers are intended for cooling process water in industrial, commercial, and free cooling applications, and features the benefits of evaporative cooling with water recirculation, thus minimizing energy and water consumption and offer increasing free cooling hours.

Jumbo Cooler units are equipped with evaporative pads wetted via the water distribution system to pre-cool the air before passing through the heat exchanger coils. This increases the amount of heat the air can extract from the coil and, in turn, increases the cooling capacity of the unit.

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Evaporative air handler

Evapair: new generation evaporative air handler


Evaporative cooling takes advantage of using water for humidification of warm and dry air and leads to significant energy savings in data center applications.

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Microchannel coil

Field tests for evaluating microchannel heat exchangers with variable fin pitch


Field tests for evaluating microchannel heat exchangers with variable fin pitch (VFP-MCHE) performance have been started this week. VFP-MCHE design features variable fin pitches and dimensions, tube geometries, port shapes, and the location of fins and tubes within the same heat exchanger core.

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Raised floor

Raised floor systems


Kaltra offers a full range of comprehensive raised floor solutions specifically designed for use in commercial buildings, data centers, clean rooms, and industrial facilities where strength and durability are critical.

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Turbocor chiller

Environment-friendly R1234ze chillers with oil-free centrifugal compressors


The Lightstream Turbo chiller family has been designed with attention to every detail to maximize operational reliability. It is ideally suited to the requirements of mission-critical applications like data centers, telecom facilities and clean rooms, and in every area where reliability is a crucial factor.

Due to its excellent efficiency at part-load conditions, the Lighstream Turbo chiller is a brilliant economy solution for applications where the heat load is not constant or expected to increase.

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Equipment maintenance

Predictive maintenance programme


The cost of mission-critical facility failure is huge and constantly increasing. The standard practice for most cooling facilities provides real-time management and monitoring of critical process equipment, but low tiered equipment is deemed too difficult to monitor. However, these uncontrolled equipment assets may cause a serious cooling process disturbances and loss of efficiency. The best method of equipment failure prevention is to institute a preventive maintenance program.

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