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City of Darebin HVAC Energy Consumption Pilot MAXR100 Demonstrates > 30% reduction

Announcement posted by CITC Australia 26 Oct 2021

Melbourne, Australia 26th October

In an Australian first, CITC Australia is delighted to announce the successful completion of the HVAC Energy saving pilot project commissioned by City of Darebin at their Reservoir Operations Depot. 

The project aimed to demonstrate that a one-time application of the MAXR100 additive to the compressor of HVAC units would significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by removing the oil fouling build up which occurs in HVAC and refrigeration systems. 

MAXR100 was injected into two (2) HVAC compressors on the rooftop at the City of Darebin Operations Depot. The results were outstanding and based upon the pre and post energy data analysis a reduction in energy consumption was achieved of 32.14% in the first unit and 17.4% in the second unit, well above the guaranteed 10% reduction.

The City of Darebin was the first government of any level, anywhere in the world to declare a climate emergency in late 2016.  As a leading advocate for climate initiatives, both the City of Darebin and CITC Australia share aspirations for reducing energy and embracing new and emerging technologies. 

HVAC Oil fouling of the heat transfer surfaces of air conditioning and refrigeration systems causes a loss of efficiency of air conditioning and refrigeration system. This loss is about 7% after the first year, another 3.5% after the second year, and a further 2% per year the following years.  The loss of efficiency increases both energy consumption and carbon emissions. After just 10 years, the loss of efficiency is around 25% with significant environmental impact.

MaxR100 is an intermetallic compound technology that when introduced into the refrigerant oil of a system forms a permanent bond to metal surfaces. This action removes oil fouling changes the thermal nature of the metal and lowers the boiling point of the refrigerant gas, resulting in a more efficient operating system with substantial saving in energy costs and reduction in carbon emissions. 

Tim Curtis, Coordinator, Facilities Management, Assets and Capital Delivery at City of Darebin” said “We are excited about the outcomes of this trial and plan to look at other opportunities to further validate the technology and energy claims as funding become available.” 

“With business and industry in a post COVID recovery phase, now is the optimum time for embracing energy saving and carbon reduction measures” said Peter Mayne, Managing Director of CITC Australia.  “Office buildings, hospitals, airports, shopping centres, hotels, restaurants, food processing plants, sporting complexes are just some of the facilities around Australia that could achieve immediate reduction in energy consumption and carbon emissions through MAXR100.  MAXR100 is being implemented by business and government throughout the world. We were delighted to see the results of the City of Darebin initiative and we hope that government and industry will embrace this technology that delivers immediate results”.

CITC Australia is a leading sustainability player delivering energy saving and agri optimisation products to Commercial, Government and Agri businesses in Asia Pacific. All of CITC products eco-friendly and directed to minimising carbon emissions. To see how MAXR100 works, view this video

Media Contacts:

Peter Mayne 0419 612 194 peterm@citcusa.com
Helen Lyon 0418 304 384 helenl@citcusa.com