The Tri-Capacity compressor configuration was designed to better match the thermal load of a typical commercial building, delivering 3 stages: 33%, 67% and 100% of system capacity. Not only does this deliver improved seasonal energy efficiency through fewer adjustments, it also results in less cyclic degradation and more finely tuned occupant comfort.
Tri-Capacity offers superior comfort, a crucial factor for the success of businesses keen to draw customers in through the doors. It delivers more control and less temperature swings than a 50%-100% capacity option, which also can create wear and tear through compressors cycling on and off more frequently.
Tri-Capacity is designed and manufactured in Australia, for Australia. That’s important. Australia’s climate puts demands on air conditioning not found in other parts of the world, particularly in summer. And that has meant our engineers have made design decisions accordingly. From the componentry, to the magnets, coils and high performance outdoor fans, the material choice is high quality, reliable, and made to last for the long term. That’s better for business – yours and ours.
Tri-Capacity delivers superb energy efficiency, with an IEER for 3.62 – up to 32% more efficient than the minimum BCA compliant system. It also surpasses ASHRAE 90.1, one of the most recognised standards for building energy efficiency in the US. That can make a huge difference to long-term energy costs.
EC Plug Fans deliver exact airflow requirements while minimising power usage, and are up to 50% more efficient versus traditional forward curve belt and pulley systems. They also provide enhanced comfort and improved maintenance of system performance.
Tri-Capacity is engineered to not just comply with, but in the case of the 47kW model significantly exceed Australian MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standards). This approach is a source of company pride, from the smallest single room split system to our largest commercial system. We’ve always been very open with our data and testing, and welcome more of it in the air conditioning industry. It’s about doing the right thing by our customers and the environment, and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Tri-Capacity’s powder coated louvered grille guard allows for better airflow and protection in Australia’s extreme conditions, engineered to withstand over 1,000 hours of salt spray exposure under stringent Australian testing standards.
Provides optimised refrigeration circuit, features an enhanced rifle bore tube, and comes with blue fin epoxy coated hydrophilic coil protection.
Tri-Capacity offers great flexibility with regards to controls, coming with an inbuilt controls solution but also providing BMS connectivity using the BACNET/MODBUS option. There is also dual control capability for enhanced user access, and enhanced service & maintenance features like event alarm notification and monitor system operation parameters. Finally, there is also a program control feature for set airflow requirements.
In 2014, independent field-testing and energy analysis was conducted in two ‘big box’ retail stores at Rocklea and Browns Plains. Both stores were commissioned within an 8 month period and located within close proximity, 12km apart.
The testing compared each store’s packaged unit technologies:
- Tri-Capacity technology
- Two stage fixed speed AC technology
Over a 43 day period, total energy consumption savings of 31% was observed for Tri-Capacity. On a daily basis, energy consumption savings of 10% to 50% were achieved.
Using regression analysis and weather data for the region, Ecosave, an independent energy company projected annual energy consumption savings of up to 37% versus conventional 2 stage fixed speed AC technology.
Over a 15 year lifecycle this equates to a projected saving of $407,891 based on $0.15/kWh.
This real-world, data energy analysis of ActronAir’s Tri-Capacity series of air conditioners shows that in new builds, retrofits and end-of-life replacement projects, the operational savings offered by these units are significant.