Features and Benefits
- AERtrim patented O2 Trim technology (standard)
- Dual Return water connections (standard)
- Natural gas, propane, or dual fuel (model dependent)
- 20:1 turndown ratio (5%)*
- Stainless steel fire tube heat exchanger
- Capable of variable primary flow Installations
- NOx emissions capable of 9PPM or less @ all firing rates*
- Compact footprint
- Precise temperature control
- On-board Boiler Sequencing Technology (BST)
- Ducted combustion air capable
- Easy open access for service
- Acceptable vent materials AL29-4C, Polypropylene, PVC, cPVC (model dependent)
- Reliable quiet operation
- Controls options:
- Constant setpoint
- Indoor/outdoor reset
- Remote setpoint
- 4-20mA signal or ModBus
*depending on capacity
Advanced combustion control systems in high efficiency boilers need to maintain precise air/fuel ratios in order to work properly and maximize efficiency. However, environmental variations (such as humidity, atmospheric pressure, filter dust loading, delivered gas energy content and other factors) can often wreak havoc on gas boilers causing them to deviate from the ideal oxygen-fuel ratio.
AERCO’s innovative, patented AERtrim monitors the actual conditions of the Benchmark Platinum and self-adjusts its combustion process to ensure your system is operating at optimal O2 levels and peak system efficiency. With proper O2 levels, you’ll have greater uptime reliability, save money with increased efficiencies, produce lower emissions, and create the ideal environment for condensing to occur. You’ll also lowers operating and maintenance costs and receive an additional 1-2% in seasonal efficiency gain. Oxygen levels can be directly displayed on the unit in real time or be remotely monitored via Modbus or onAER, giving customers the ability to measure the emissions level and fuel economy of the boiler without traditional combustion calibration devices.
With Benchmark Platinum’s Dual Returns, AERCO enables you to take full advantage of your premium Benchmark boiler by helping you design the most efficient system possible.
Most traditional boilers only have Single Returns which limit engineers to designing generic applications that force the blending of hot and cold water temperatures, which create a small Condensing Zone in the Heat Exchanger thereby reducing efficiencies. However, Benchmark Platinum’s Dual Returns allow engineers to take full advantage of diverse load demands specific to a site and design a customized system that maximizes operation efficiencies by keeping cold water separate creating a much larger Condensing Zone thereby enhancing boiler efficiency up to an additional 7%.
Dual Returns are ideal for applications that feature combination systems including, but not limited to Multi-zone space heating, space heating with domestic hot water combination systems, radiant floor heating, pool heating, snow melt, and supplementary heat for heat pump systems.
In addition to all the advanced features of the Benchmark Platinum, AERCO also provides the best warranty in the industry:
- 15-Year Heat Exchanger - Thermal Shock, Condensate Corrosion, Manufacturing Defect
- Five-Year Burner
- Three-Year C-More Controller
- Two-Year Parts Warranty
onAER Remote Monitoring
Benchmark Platinum boilers come onAER Remote Monitoring ready and with a 5-year subscription of onAER standard. AERCO’s onAER service is a premiere online service which grants the user remote access to view boiler plant operation and status, track performance and efficiency, and set and view alerts such as faults or maintenance. The onAER service can be set to provide alerts to local trained technicians, offering additional peace of mind, ensuring the utmost uptime reliability and helping you prevent unnecessary wear-and-tear of your equipment as well as premature failure.
Unmatched Modulation and Efficiency
The AERCO Benchmark Platinum (BMK) Water Boiler is designed for condensing application in any closed loop hydronic system. It delivers unmatched burner modulation to match energy input directly to fluctuating system loads to yield the highest possible seasonal efficiencies. And no other product packs as much capacity into such a small footprint.
To minimize emissions, the Bechmark Platinum series is fitted with a low NOx burner whose emissions will meet the most stringent NOx and CO requirements. The fully modulating burner also maintains AERCO standards for energy efficiency, longevity, reliability and construction quality.
Compact, Easy-to-Apply Design
Measuring only 79" high x 28" wide x 25" deep, the Benchmark Platinum 2500 and 3000 fits easily through a standard size doorway and occupies a very small footprint fitting the most challenging projects as easily as the smallest mechanical rooms. The Benchmark Platinum boilers can be used as an individual unit or in modular arrangements and offers selectable modes of operation. In addition to controlling the boiler according to a constant set point, indoor/outdoor reset schedule or 4-20mA signal, one or more units can be integrated via Modbus communications protocol. For boiler plants ranging from 2-8 boilers, AERCO’S built-in Boiler Sequencing Technology (BST) can be utilized. For heating plants greater than 8 boilers, AERCO’s ACS (AERCO Control System) provides the right solution. Likewise, Benchmark systems can be easily integrated with a facility-wide Energy Management or Building Automation System.