Water Cooled VRV (RWEYQ) - For Geothermal or Boiler/Tower Applications

The VRV W Series offers an energy saving alternative to traditional centralized equipment. Its remarkable compact and light weight structure makes installation of VRV technology in large buildings possible. At only 330 lbs. and less than 40” high, the VRV W Series can take a ride up the elevator to be installed in a machine room. Offering state of the art comfort for hotels, offices and large commercial applications, the engineer solution tool box just got bigger. The VRV system keeps running costs at an absolute minimum by controlling each zone individually and being able to shut down completely in unoccupied areas.

VRV W Series Systems are equivalent to 4-Pipe Fan Coil systems, but also offer a viable alternative to WSHP Solutions. Each connected Indoor Unit can provide heating and cooling independently to suit zone requirements making these systems suitable for both open plan, or cellular applications with different operation requirements.

Two Stage Heat (Energy) Recovery is available between indoor units on the same VRV system and then across all the systems connected to a common water loop. This has a dramatic impact on Power Consumption and helps improves energy efficiency.

The VRV W Series allows for extensive refrigerant piping, enabling several spaces to be cooled by a single refrigerant circuit. The VRV W Series uses the same Daikin inverter technology that is used with air-cooled systems, but extends the application of VRV products by utilizing the same quality family of VRV indoor units and controls options.

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Water-Side Infrastructure & Components

  • A water loop system is routed around the building, either vertically or horizontally. This can be either plastic or steel pipe work.
  • Heat Injection (Boilers) and Rejection (Cooling Tower or Dry Coolers) are required to ensure that the water loop stays between the required design conditions of 67 and 95 ° F.
  • VRV-WIII condensers are connected to the water loop and the connecting refrigerant circuit serves indoor units the same as any Air cooled VRV system.
  • The following Water Side components are required:
    • Strainer (Mandatory – Field Supplied)
    • Flow Switch or Differential Pressure Switch (Essential)
    • Thermostat (For Water Temperature)
    • Circulation Pumps
    • Adjustable Flange
  • Operation Range of Water Volume is 13.2 ~ 39.5 gpm.  The optimum water volume is 16 gpm or more.
  • The Operation range for Inlet Water Temp is 50 ~ 113 F. The Optimum Water Temp Range is 67 ~ 95 F.
  • The Geothermal Operation range for Inlet Water Temp is 14 ~ 95 F during heating operation, and 27 ~ 113 F during cooling operation. 

Standard VRV-WIII

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Standard VRV-WIII Specifications

SpecificationApplication Rules
Water Flow Rate (minimum) 16.4 - 38.5 (13.2) gpm
[62-150 (50) l/m]
Water Temp Range Cooling 50 - 113 ° F (10 - 45 ° C)
Water Temp Range Heating 50 - 113 ° F (10 - 45 ° C)
Water Temp Range Simultaneous Cooling & Heating 50 - 113 ° F (10 - 45 ° C)
Glycol Allowance 0 - 50%
Glycol Type Propylene / Ethylene
Connection Ratio 50 - 130%

Geothermal Enhanced VRV-WIII

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Geothermal Enhanced VRV-WIII Specifications

SpecificationApplication Rules
Water Flow Rate 21 - 40 gpm (80 - 150 l/m)
Water Temp Range Cooling 48 (27)* - 113 ° F (9 (-3) - 45 ° C)
Water Temp Range Heating 14 - 113 ° F (-10 - 45 ° C)
Water Temp Range Simultaneous Cooling & Heating 48 - 113 ° F (9 - 45 ° C)**
Glycol Allowance 0 - 50%***
Glycol Type Propylene / Ethylene
Connection Ratio 50 - 130%

*Application rules apply below 48 ° F. Please contact your local Daikin office for design assistance and approval.

** EWT in simultaneous heating and cooling operation can be lower than 48°F if the condenser is in heating dominant heat recovery operation. (contact your local Daikin office for further details)

*** EWT operation range is limited to 23°F (-5°C) with 30% glycol, 40-50% glycol must be used with water temperatures below 23°F down to a limit of 14°F.

System Details

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  • The Condensing Unit Heat Rejection Rate is:
    • RWEYQ72 - 0.64kW / Hour
    • RWEYQ84 - 0.71kW / Hour
    The Max. Water Pressure the Condensing Unit BPHE can handle is 285psi (or 640ft of head).

    The Water Flow Head Loss is:

    Water Volumegpm13.215.925.431.739.6
    Head Loss ftH20 3.78 6.36 8.87 13.25 17.56

Condensing Units - Water Cooled

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Unified Heat Pump/Heat Recovery

208- 230V & 460V

No. of Condensing Unit Modules 1 1 2 2 3 3
Max No. of Indoor Units 12 14 20 20 22 32
No. of Inverter Compressors 1 1 2 2 3 3
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Indoor Units

Indoor TypeCapacity (kbtu/h)7.5912182430364248547296Application Considerations
Non-Ducted

Ceiling-Mounted Round Flow Cassette
FXFQ_PVJU

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      Open plan areas
Classroom/Retail
Multiple airflow patterns

Ceiling-Mounted 4-way Cassette Unit 2'x2'
FXZQ_M7JVU

ceiling mounted 4 way cassette unit 2 x 2 FXZQ M7VJU2

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                Office/Retail
Low sound level
Three auto swing positions
Less than 12" height

Wall-Mounted Unit
FXAQ_PVJU

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                Compact, flat panel design
Auto swing for wide air
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Ceiling Suspended Unit
FXHQ_MVJU

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Narrow/Retrofit installations
Less than 8" height
Wide airflow

Floor Standing Unit
FXLQ_MVJU9

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              Replacement/Retrofit Under window installations
Less than 9" depth

Concealed Floor
Standing Unit FXNQ_MVJU9

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              Concealed installations
Under window installations
Less than 9" depth
Ducted

Vertical Air Handling Unit
FXTQ_PAVJU

vertical air handling unit FXTQ PAVJU2    

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    Replacement/Retrofit
Residential/Multi-family
Auto fan logic

DC Ducted Concealed Ceiling Unit (medium to high static)
FXMQ_PVJU

DC Ducted Concealed Ceiling Unit FXMQ PVJU2  

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      High airflow/Low sound
Up to 0.8" ESP
Less than 12" height
MERV filtration

Concealed Ceiling Unit (medium to high static)
FXMQ_MVJU

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Large/Open plan areas
Up to 0.95" ESP
MERV filtration

Slim Ducted Built-in Concealed Ceiling Unit
FXDQ_MVJU

slim duct built in concealed ceiling unit FXDQ MVJU2

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              Hotels/Dorms
Rear or bottom suction
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Less than 8" height
Zoning

DZK Zoning Kit Assembly for FXMQ_P

Zoning Assembly for FXMQ_PVJU Zoning Kit  

 

 

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Water Cooled VRV

Water cooled VRV systems are equivalent to 4-pipe chilled water systems, but also offer a viable alternative to water-source heat pump solutions. Each connected indoor unit can provide heating or cooling independently to suit zone requirements, making these systems suitable for both open plan spaces and individual zones with varying temperature requirements.

  1. Brazed plate heat exchanger
  2. High efficiency compressor
  3. Smooth sine wave DC inverter
  4. Integrated water loop control
  5. Compact design

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1. Brazed plate heat exchanger

Refrigerant-to-water heat transfer is accomplished using a high efficiency, brazed plate heat exchanger. Water pressure drop through the heat exchanger is minimized, and an industry leading water temperature range allows for entering water temperatures as low as 27°F in cooling and 14°F in heating.

The brazed plate heat exchanger also enables a much more compact design over other types of heat exchangers, which contributes to such a low footprint.

2. High efficiency compressor

Daikin’s unique scroll compressor minimizes heat loss and is driven by a high efficiency motor to achieve significant Energy savings. 

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*High thrust mechanism:
By introducing high pressure oil, the reactive force from the fixed scroll is added to the internal force, thereby reducing thrust losses.  This results in improved efficiency and suppressed sound levels.

3. Smooth sine wave DC inverter

By adoption of the Sine Wave, which smoothes the rotation of the motor, operation efficiency is greatly improved.

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4. Integrated water loop control

An integrated operational output allows the water cooled VRV system to energize and de-energize pumps or open and close isolation valves when the system is not in operation.  An integrated flow proving input provides an interface for a water loop flow meter to ensure the system’s compressors do not operate if there is a loss of flow in the water loop. 

5. Compact design

The water-cooled VRV design is based on a modular concept; all water-cooled condensers are of the same dimensions, and are available in 6-Ton and 7-Ton modules.  With a footprint of only 4.6 square feet, a height of only 39 inches, and the ability to stack modules, a 28-ton system requires only about 10 square feet of floor space. 

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  • Unified heat pump or heat recovery (simultaneous operation) condensing unit.
  • 6, 7, 12, 14, 18 and 21 ton, 208 - 230V and 460V / 3-phase power for commercial applications.
  • 7 combinations of condensing unit, up to 21-ton serving up to 32 indoor units.
  • Up to 1,024 indoor units can be operated on a single wiring system.
  • Continuous operation allows for cold climate capability delivering comfortable heating performance with no defrost.
  • Long refrigerant lines, up to 980 feet of pipe (390 feet max. linear liquid piping length), 164 feet height difference.
  • The System (Braze Plate Heat Exchanger) can tolerate water pressure up to285 psi (or 640 ft. of Head).
  • Optimum water flow rates per module of 16 gpm or greater (operable range13.2 ~ 39.5 gpm).
  • Modular units can be interconnected to make combinations of up to 21 tons systems.
  • Operates with closed loop cooling tower, dry cooler, boiler, and geothermal solutions.
  • System diversity up to 130% connectivity of nominal capacity.
  • Compact size, 39-3/8” in height, 30-3/4” wide and just 330lbs. Modular cabinet enables stacked multiple unit installations.
  • The advanced, self-diagnostic, auto-check function will detect a malfunction and immediately display the type and location so it can be resolved quickly and effectively.
  • RWEYQ condensing unit sound level as low as 50dB(A).
  • Zone LCD Remote Controller for up to 16 zones and provides a host of operational functions, including 7-Day Programmability.
  • Connects to the full suite of advanced Daikin Control Solutions including I-Touch Controller and I-Touch Manager. 
  • Can be integrated to Open Protocol Building Management Systems via the Daikin BACnet® and LonWorks® interfaces.