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Daikin Trailblazer Air Cooled Scroll Chillers: Changing the Way You Think About Air Cooled Chillers

Daikin Trailblazer air cooled scroll chillers are feature
rich, with industry leading performance and a low installed cost. Combine this with high operating efficiency and ease of maintenance and these reliable 30 to 180-ton chillers provide big benefits for small to mid-sized buildings as well as mission
critical applications like data centers and hospitals. With
features typically found on more expensive chillers, why settle for anything but a Daikin air cooled chiller?

Reliable - Trailblazer is built on the solid foundation of reliability and robust design of Daikin’s AGZ chiller product.
- Exceeds ASHRAE Standard 90.1 2013 & FEMP 2012 standards.
Quiet - Sound pressure ratings as low as 60 dBA, without any optional acoustic treatment.
Low cost of ownership - Trailblazer’s low installed cost, combined with high operating efficiency and ease of maintenance provide the lowest total cost of ownership.
Ideal for retrofit - Compact unit footprint can save installation space & costs.
Mission critical applications - Trailblazer was designed to handle the demanding requirements of data centers and hospitals. The RapidRestore™ feature along with the high evaporator leaving water temperature capability (65˚F) makes Trailblazer the ideal choice.
Responsible refrigerants - The Trailblazer chillers use R-410A, which has no ozone depletion potential and no
phase-out schedule .
Easy to integrate - Our Open Choices™ feature allows the unit controls to easily integrate with your choice of building automation system using LonTalk®, BACnet® or Modbus® open protocols.
LEED® points - All dual circuit models qualify for LEED EAC - 4 for Enhanced Refrigerant Management worth 2 points.

For more information, contact ThermalNetics.



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Daikin VRV IV: Setting the Standard Again!

VRV IV Air-Cooled Heat Pump

Daikin's VRV IV systems integrate advanced technology to provide comfort control with maximum energy efficiency and reliability. Currently available in heat pump configurations, VRV IV provides a solution for multi-family residential to large commercial applications desiring heating or cooling. The VRV IV is the first variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system to be assembled in the United States.


  • Total comfort solution for heating, cooling, ventilation and controls
  • Redesigned and optimized for total Life Cycle Cost (LCC)
  • Reduced install cost and increased flexibility as compared to VRV III with larger capacity single modules up to 14 tons and system capacity up to 34 tons
  • Efficiency improved over VRV III by an average of 11% with IEER values now up to 28
  • Improved seasonal efficiency as compared to VRV III with automatic and customizable Variable Refrigerant Temperature (VRT) climate tuning
  • Best-In-Class warranty with 10 year compressor and parts as standard
  • Reduced commissioning time vs. VRV III with VRV configurator software and Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Design flexibility with long piping lengths up to 3,280 ft. total and 100 ft. vertical separation between indoor units
  • Take advantage of Daikin's unique zone and centralized controls that are optimized for the specific needs of North America

 For more information on Daikain VRV IV, click here or contact us today!


TMI Climate Solutions: Packaged Mechanical Penthouses

TMI Climate Solutions, located in Holly, MI,has been providing custom air handling units with complete piping since the late 1980's. In addition to pre-piped and wired custom units, TMI provides complete factory assembled mechanical penthouses, which encompass mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, piping systems, power distribution, controls, etc., to provide a fully functional mechanical room. The advantages of a TMI mechanical penthouse are:

  • Lower overall project cost
  • Single point responsibility
  • One stop warranty and service
  • High quality based on a factory controlled installation
  • Shortened construction cycle
  • Flexibility
  • Turnkey projects from design through installation

Common equipment found within these penthouses:

  • Air Handling Systems
  • Packaged Boiler Systems
  • Air Cooled/Water Cooled Chiller Systems
  • Emergency Power Generators
  • Steam Generators
  • Domestic Hot Water
  • Motor Control Centers/Variable Frequency Drives
  • Electrical Switch Gear
  • Cooling Towers
  • Pumps
  • Controls

For more information, contact us or visit TMI's website.


SecureAire's ACS System with Particle Control and INACTIVATE™ Technology

SecureAire’s Advanced Collector System (ACS) is today’s most advanced Electronically Enhanced Air Purification System. The ACS utilizes semiconductor airborne contamination reduction technologies, also known as Particle Control, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of SecureAire’s filtration media. Particle Control is the mechanism that provides the ability to reduce and or remove airborne contamination challenges such as particles, TVOC’s, smoke, odors, and dissolved gases from an indoor space.

In addition to Particle Control, another feature of the ACS is its ability to provide airborne pathogen inactivation thru our INACTIVATE™ Technology. Once captured within the filter matrix of the ACS, this technology reduces organisms’ ability to grow by providing the necessary voltage strength to oxidize and kill airborne pathogens. This includes bacteria (bacillus subtilus, Anthrax), fungi (mold), and viruses such as the Human Cold virus, MERSA, MERS, SARS, and Influenza to name a few. Third Party testing has confirmed the ability to inactivate up to 99% of the Anthrax surrogate, bacillus subtilus, one of the more difficult organisms to kill.

SecureAire’s ACS is the only system that utilizes both Particle Control and INACTIVATE™ Technologies! The ability to exert control over fine particles along with the unique ability to render captured particles inactive are critical to any current day air filtration system. Whether being deployed in an airport, casino, commercial building, hospital, healthcare clinic, laboratory, sports arena, vivarium or any other building, SecureAire’s ACS System is today’s proven choice.

Contact us for more information!


Introducing Daikin's WME Dual Magnitude® Centrifugal Chiller

Daikin Magnitude® magnetic bearing water cooled chillers, available from 100 to 1500 tons, are designed to create the ultimate in climate-controlled environments for offices, data centers, K-12 schools, colleges, hospitals and healthcare facilities. Building owners and property managers realize the benefits, too, in terms of reliability and performance. And, when it comes to saving energy, Magnitude® is up to 40% more efficient than standard centrifugal chillers and can save up to $4 million over the life of the chiller!

Top Six Reasons to Specify and Buy a Daikin Magnitude® Chiller:

  • Significant energy savings
  • World-class, sustainable and reliable performance
  • Environmental commitment
  • LEED® points and potential rebate qualifications
  • Great value with fast payback opportunity
  • Seismic certified

For more information about the Magnitude® Centrifugal Chiller, contact ThermalNetics today!


The ClimaCool Chiller Application Guide is Now Available!

The newly released ClimaCool Application Guide is now available for all modular chiller products.

This powerful tool describes the operation of various application models, including easy to follow illustrations.

Click here to download a PDF version of the Application Guide, and contact us for more information!


Daikin Announces the VRV IV Heat Pump, the World's First VRV Assembled in the United States!

In February, Daikin North America LLC announced the launch of the new VRV IV heat pump system which is optimized for total Life cycle cost (LCC) and the first VRV to be assembled in Houston, TX.


VRV heating and cooling systems are used throughout the world in commercial, industrial and residential applications.  Daikin was the first company to design and install a VRV system in Japan in 1982.  From that date it has continued to set some of the highest performance standards in the HVAC industry. Until now, North American installations of VRV systems relied on imported systems.

Daikin, one of the world's largest manufacturers of indoor heating, cooling and refrigerant products made the announcement at the company's newly expanded residential cooling products and commercial VRV manufacturing facility. The announcement has a positive economic impact in the Houston community with the addition of over 250 jobs.

For more information, please click here or contact us.


Daikin VRV Libraries Available for Trane TRACE Modeling!

ThermalNetics and Daikin AC are pleased to announce the availability of custom VRV equipment libraries for use in Trane TRACE 700. These equipment libraries offer an additional method for modeling the energy consumption of Daikin equipment for LEED projects or energy studies.

The custom equipment library is now available in the software tools section on Daikin AC's website. To read more about the VRV Libraries available in Trane Trace, click here.


Why is VRV the Future of Green Building? VARIABLE REFRIGERANT VOLUME (VRV) Noun: 1. Innovative design to heat and cool a building.

What Makes it Different?

  • Up to 60% more efficient than the ASHRAE 90.1 Standard
    • Lower Utility Costs
    • LEED points toward building certification
  • Reduced installation costs.
    • Elimination of mechanical equipment room(s)
    • Significant reduction of ductwork
    • Fewer system components
  • Completely satisfied owner
    • Quiet operation
    • Excellent occupancy comfort
    • Reliable operation and lower maintenance.