GB EC™ & MaxR 100 Active Cooling System
The synergistic benefits of installing the GB Energy Controller, together with MAXR 100 offers many advantages, resulting in a further reduction of energy consumption than that of either individually installed devices.
By using these two advanced engineering technologies, the result is an even greater efficiency in the performance of the engines, less energy converted to heat and reduced windage losses. The engines will run more cold, with a more prolonged life and less maintenance required.
The Impact of the MaxR 100 active coolant in the operation of the equipment will be reflected in an increase in heat transfer capability (thermal conductivity), a reduction of the refrigerant boiling point basis, an increase in overall system efficiency of heat exchange, a reduction in compressor operation time (faster reaching the set operating point), and reduced power consumption in kWh of energy.
GB Energy Controller system, patented and UL listed, supplies reactive power to inductive electrical equipment, thus reducing between 6% and 25% of energy consumption kilo-Watts/hour, with a return period of investment normally ranges from 6 months to a year.
It has been shown that the combination of these two technologies at the same time lead to significant reduction in operating and maintenance costs, significantly reduce energy bills, reduce maintenance costs, minimize downtime, and prevent expensive equipment replacement.
For example, a motor-compressor 10 HP installed in 1999 , even in operation, with Freon 134 refrigerant and maintained in accordance with the typical OEM maintenance schedule, for the 2012 has lost approximately 34% of its efficiency. The installation of the inter metallic compound MaxR 100 removes impurities from the oil, and due to the cooling system overhaul by improving the thermal heat transfer and improving operating efficiency, resulting in restoration and the return to the original conditions of optimal operation of the equipment. In combination with an installation GB EC™, increases overall energy efficiency by 50% or more, which could be achieved within the first month.
MaxR 100 Performance
•MaxR 100 re-conditioning, restoring and maintaining the efficiency of air conditioners, chillers and cooling systems, resulting in reduced kWh consumption.
•MaxR 100 is an inter metallic compound that forms a permanent bond with the metal surfaces. This action removes oil contamination, changes the nature of the metal and reduces thermal boiling point of the refrigerant gas, which results in a more efficient system operation with a substantial saving in energy costs.
•MaxR 100 forms a protective molecular layer that does not change the mechanical tolerances.
•MaxR 100 does not contain elements from the halogen group, in particular chlorine, fluorine, or sulfur or phosphorus. MaxR 100 does not contain PTFE (Teflon) and other debris.
•MaxR 100 does not contaminate waste oil.
MaxR 100 Benefits
•Returns the equipment to his original operating conditions when it was new.
•Exceptional anti-friction protection to the compressor.
•Produces substantial energy savings.
•Reduces maintenance and downtime.
•Equipment resulting in quieter operation.
•Does not affect warranty.
•Reduces oxidation in the system.
•Substantially protects the mechanical parts.
How a Polarized Refrigerant Oil Additive Works (PROA)?
The EA-21 PROA technology is specifically designed for the strict requirements of AC&R lubrication due to the ability of a PROA to form a protective molecular layer, described below as a: * "microscopic electrochemical layer, without the introduction of solid particles. The technology, especially developed for air-conditioning and refrigeration compressors, forms a boundary film on metal parts and provides lubrication while protecting parts from friction degradation." A PROA "contains an activated polar molecule (highly electrically charged at one end). The charged molecule has a strong affinity for metal, and coats metal surfaces in the compressor with an essentially single-molecule thin layer. This layer not only increases the ability of oil to lubricate moving parts in the compressor, but also displaces the build-up of refrigerant oil in condenser and evaporator coils thus improving heat transfer of heat exchangers."
How the MaxR 100 extends life of mechanical equipment?
MaxR-100 contains an element that increases the lubricity of refrigerant oil thereby significantly reducing mechanical coefficient of friction between the parts resulting in reduced wear, tear and maintenance, on the equipment. Independent lubricity testing reports that untreated refrigerant oil samples failed under pressures of 300 psi. Samples tested with MaxR100 did not even fail at the tests maximum pressure of 4,500 psi.
Unlike so many of the products available MaxR does not operate as an “Oil Additive” treatment and does blend into the existing refrigerant. MaxR products are not intended to “treat” or “modify” the equipments primary lubricant. MaxR products utilize the primary lubricant only as a carrier medium to distribute the MaxR treatment throughout the equipment to treat the metal surfaces and return debris back to the filtration system.
MaxR products form a microscopic, protective “lubricant layer” that physically becomes part of the equipment’s metal surface providing continuous lubrication protection. This electrochemically bonded lubricant layer can provide protection even during a catastrophic loss of primary lubricant.
MaxR products have been tested to The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Condition Engineers (ASHRAE) test for Miscibility, Metal Compatibility and Flock test. MaxR100 has also been tested to ANSI/ASHRAE 37-1988 and American Refrigeration Institute, ARI Standard 340/360-2000 without issues.
MaxR100 is produced in four types of refrigerant oils to be compatible with the base oil that is currently used in the refrigeration and air-condition systems. MaxR100 is the only safe product, to our knowledge, for use in ammonia charged gas refrigeration systems.
How MaxR 100 restores the lost efficiency of the heat exchange system?
To understand how MaxR 100 restores the lost efficiency of the heat exchange system, consider the operation of a typical heat exchange unit AC / R or HVAC. As a result of the stroke of the piston in the cylinder of the compressor, the refrigerant has a small amount of oil from the compressor, which, over time, adheres to the inner pipe of the condenser and the evaporator. That adhesion oil acts as an insulator reducing the heat transfer capacity of the evaporator and condenser. When MaxR 100 is mixed into the oil in the compressor unit, the molecules, being polarized electrons begin to share the tube wall inside the condenser and the evaporator. This allows MaxR 100 to move the oil barrier on the inside of the system.
How MaxR 100 saves energy and reduces operating costs?
To understand how MAXR 100 saves energy and ultimately reduces the systems operating cost, consider that the polarized MAXR 100 molecules create a new film essentially one molecular in thickness on the inside of the coils. This restores the ability of the system to efficiently transfer the heat load. More efficient heat transfer results in lower head pressure and less work required by the compressor. More efficient heat transfer also results in colder evaporator coils, which allows for the set point to be reached quicker. This can allow the compressor to cycle off more often, thereby running less and saving more energy and reducing electrical operating costs.
How does oil build up affect the efficiency of an HVAC&R system?
The long term effect of refrigeration oil build-up is significant to the energy efficiency of an HVAC&R unit and is described by the ASHRAE 1998 Handbook in the following manner: * Oil fouling of the heat transfer surfaces of air conditioning and refrigeration systems, will cause a loss of about 7% efficiency the first year, and 2% per year the following years. *American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers -(ASHRAE) Handbook 1998 -Effects on Heat Transfer According to the ASHRAE Handbook this means that a typical system that is only two years old will have lost almost 10% of its energy efficiency. A typical five-year-old system will have lost 15%, and an eight-year-old system will have lost over 20% of its energy efficiency.