Pathfinder is the first air-cooled screw chiller with IPLVs capable of exceeding 22 EER. It also includes an array of features that optimize sound, and deliver the lowest turndown in flow and highest leaving chilled water capabilities.
This model is 100% configurable and can be customized to meet the size and performance needs of each application. Available from 100 to 565 tons, Pathfinder fits a broad range of applications. It has received recognition from numerous organizations, including the AHR Innovation Award and Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Award; it was also voted among the best new products for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s Product of the Year awards.
With an IPLV rating that exceeds 22 EER, Pathfinder exceeds ASHRAE 90.1 Path A baseline efficiency levels by more than 60%, and beats all other air-cooled screw chillers on the market when it comes to efficiency. Featuring Daikin’s proprietary Variable Volume Ratio (VVR®) compressor technology, Pathfinder senses the precise amount of lift needed and adjusts the compression ratio on the fly to deliver optimal efficiency, regardless of ambient temperature or time of day. Combined with fully-variable-speed ECM fan motors, the Pathfinder delivers top efficiency and minimizes cost-of-ownership, as an ever-growing cohort of Pathfinder owners can attest.
Integrated “Free Cooling” Waterside Economizer
The integrated waterside economizer (free cooling system) option adds fluid-to-air heat exchanger coils in series with the airflow of the primary chiller condenser coils in order to reject heat to the outdoor air without the need for vapor compression cooling. This type of cooling is possible when the outdoor air temperature is colder than cooling fluid temperature requirements.
A differentiated solution
Pathfinder’s polypropylene header pipes provide several key benefits over steel including low-friction properties to reduce pressure drop, corrosion resistance for outstanding cleanliness, UV protection for increased longevity, easy access for servicing the equipment, and reduced load on building structures.
As the first fully configurable air-cooled screw chiller unit in the industry, Pathfinder’s flexible design and component options allow you to balance price and performance to best meet your requirements. You can create your Pathfinder to more closely match the job requirements, reducing installation and operating costs. By dialing in performance, you never end up with a chiller that is too big or too small. You choose what’s important and valuable to your project and building.
SiteLine™ Building Controls
Daikin’s scalable, cloud-based building automation systems (BAS) instantly and easily optimize the performance of any HVAC ecosystem—including other makes and existing building systems. Plus, our real-time analytics provide effortless insight and enable optimization for energy, indoor air quality (IAQ) and sustainability.
- Fully configurable unit architecture and options
- State of the art variable volume ratio compressor design optimizes efficiency at all operating conditions
- Integrated compressor variable frequency drive (VFD)
- User-friendly MicroTech® controls
- RapidRestore® and Fast Loading for mission critical applications
- Open Choices™ feature for BAS of your choice
- Remote evaporator option keeps the evaporator indoors, eliminating glycol from the water loop in colder regions
- Factory testing for trouble-free startup and reliable operation
- HFC-134a refrigerant (zero ozone depletion and no refrigerant phase-out date)
- AHRI certification