The Benchmark Platinum features a powerful bundle of innovative technologies including AERtrim, AERCO’s patent-pending O2 Trim technology, dual returns, and onAER Remote Monitoring, in addition to an industry-best warranty.
A key advantage of the Benchmark Platinum series is its dual return capability which allows engineers to take full advantage of diverse load demands specific to a site in order to design the most efficient system possible. Most traditional boilers offer a single return that forces the blending of hot and cold water temperatures. However, Benchmark Platinum’s dual returns keep cold water separate, creating a larger condensing zone in the heat exchanger that improves boiler efficiency up to 7 percent. Dual Returns are ideal for applications that feature combination systems including multi-zone space heating, space heating with domestic hot water radiant floor heating, snow melt, pool heating and more.
AERtrim, AERCO’s patent-pending advanced O2 Trim technology, monitors actual site conditions and self-adjusts its combustion process to ensure the boiler is operating at optimal O2 levels despite environmental variations (such as humidity, atmospheric pressure, filter dust loading, delivered gas energy content). Proper O2 levels provide greater uptime reliability, increased energy savings, lower emissions, and an additional 1-2 percent seasonal efficiency gain.
Benchmark Platinum’s onAER Remote Monitoring continuously monitors the overall health of the system helping customers properly maintain and protect their investment. onAER provides a convenient site that offers an instant, intuitive, easy-to-read overview of a system including unit performance, plant efficiency, detailed technical data and more. onAER allows for quick resolution and prevents more serious problems from developing that can result in inefficient operation and increased expenses. Monthly reports and instant email alerts notify facility managers of any faults or decline in equipment to prevent unnecessary wear-and-tear as well as premature failure.