RETROFITS

WHY RETROFIT?

Today’s commercial and industrial property owners are constantly looking for ways to improve their bottom line. An increasingly popular option amongst contractors is to replace old or inefficient compressors in HVAC and refrigeration systems.

Not only are BITZER compressor retrofits a cost-effective solution, but our products lead the market with the highest efficiencies and lowest sound levels in their class. 

With  an impressive national distribution network, and the ability to replace most competitor models – it is clear why BITZER is the “go-to” for contractors looking to provide top-of-the-line products and services. Enlighten your customers of the advantages a BITZER compressor retrofit has to offer.

BRANDS COMMONLY RETROFITTED

CARRIER

CARLYLE

COPELAND

DUNHAM BUSH

FRASCOLD

FUSHENG

HANBELL

HARTFORD

HITACHI

MCQUAY

REFCOMP

SULLAIR

TRANE

TURBOCOR

VILTER

YORK / JCI

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*BITZER offers free conversion kits for Carlyle Reciprocating Compressors.

*BITZER offers free conversion kits for Copeland Reciprocating Compressors.

For detailed cross reference materials or more information on specific applications, visit Documentation after logging in with your BITZER Dealer credentials or contact the Application Engineering department via email at [email protected].

COMPRESSOR RETROFIT BENEFITS

// Highest energy efficiency and best IPLV in their class.

// CSH series is optimized for air-cooled units while the CSW series is optimized for water-cooled chillers.

// Lowest sound levels in their class thanks to a double-walled rotor housing that eliminates the need for a sound blanket.

// Broad product range (30-320 HP for new installations and OEM retrofits). Approved for most commonly used refrigerants. 25-100% capacity modulation.

Tandem Scroll

// GSD series compressors are ideal for commercial R410A A/C, heat pump, and chiller applications.

// ESH series compressors replace R22 scrolls from 8-15 tons.

// Highest efficiencies and lowest sound levels in their class.

// Standard models come with the VFD pre-programmed, GSD models speed range range from 35-75 Hz.

RECIP

// BITZER Semi-Hermetic Reciprocating Compressors’ short piston strokes across multiple castings virtually eliminates vibration while built-in mufflers minimize sound.

// Low oil carry-over rates ensure maximum heat transfer in the system coils.

// Free conversion kits to minimize change-out time on Copeland 3D, 4D, and 6D models.

// Stocked at BITZER US headquarters, along with 12 QuickShip locations nationwide.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

BITZER matches the cooling capacity of the original equipment’s compressors and replaces them with modern high-efficiency compressors.

OEMs assume that contractors will always replace “like-with-like”, allowing them to charge exorbitant prices to the contractor, which ultimately gets passed on to the end user.

For some brands, such as Carlyle and Copeland, BITZER offers free conversion kits.

BITZER recip compressors are superior by design with higher efficiency ratings, lower sound profiles, and lower oil carry-over rates than our leading competitors’ models.

Our aftermarket recip compressors are assembled with genuine BITZER parts, all new running gears and motors, and are thoroughly tested to the identical specifications as those compressors that ship to our valued OEM customers.

Rebuilders typically replace only the broken parts with generic parts, sacrificing quality and, at times, functionality.

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CONVERSION GUIDES

BITZER Dealers get full access to retrofit conversion guides, our Application Engineering department for technical support, along with field support to aid in compressor conversion projects.

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QUESTIONS?

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