Benchmark Standard 1500 and 2000

For more than twenty years, AERCO's Benchmark commercial condensing boilers have set the bar for high efficiency and have been considered the gold standard in hydronic heating.The Benchmark Standard 1500 and 2000 boilers provide reliable space heating for a wide variety of applications while delivering the highest burner turndown and seasonal efficiencies in the industry. Easy to install and service, the Benchmark is a powerful boiler in a compact footprint durably built with a 439 stainless steel heat exchanger for longer product life.

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Features and Benefits

To minimize emissions, Benchmark boilers are 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.

​Benchmark 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 Management Sequencer* can be utilized. For heating plants greater than 8 boilers, the 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.

  • High Efficiency – up to 99%
  • 439 Stainless Steel Firetube Heat Exchanger
  • Low NOx and CO Emissions
  • Small Footprint
  • Installation Flexibility
  • Serviceability
  • Designed and Manufactured in the USA

Reliability

First introduced in 1997, the Benchmark boiler is one of the first high-efficiency products available in the U.S. The market leader for the last decade, several thousand Benchmark units have been installed throughout North America and have continued to operate flawlessly season after season. Their performance proven reliability can be credited to:

Superior Construction Materials
A new 439 stainless steel heat exchanger offers even longer life and improves longevity with a simplified design that has only two moving parts.

Advanced Design and Components
AERCO’s patented air/fuel delivery system and fully modulating burner reduces cycling losses, as well as wear and tear.

Warranty
AERCO stands behind its products. The heat exchanger in the Benchmark boilers has a 10-year full (non-prorated) warranty.


Installation Advantages

Venting Versatility
Benchmark products provide a number of venting options. Sidewall, through-the-roof, and ducted combustion capabilities (direct vent), approved for venting with Polypropylene, or AL29-4C materials, are all available and provide broad installation flexibility and savings.

Space-saving Design
All Benchmark products are delivered as a single, fully assembled unit. Its small footprint, doorway size, and quiet operation make it ideal for both new construction and retrofit applications.

Zero Side Clearance
The redesigned Benchmark can be serviced via the front or top of the boiler, as well as the side. This flexibility allows units to be configured side-by-side.


Environmental Advantages

The Greenspec® Listed Benchmark boilers are perfect for “green” designs. Their small footprint, flexible venting/piping options, high efficiency, and lower operating costs can help facilities earn LEED points. Benchmark has been designed with environmental advantages:

Omonitoring system 
Benchmark units are available with AERCO’s proprietary O2 monitoring system, which displays the oxygen level directly on the C-More controller in real time. It can be monitored via Modbus, so customers can measure emission levels and fuel combustion efficiency to maximize fuel economy.

Low NOx burner
Benchmark boilers are fitted with a low NOx burner whose emissions consistently meet the highest regulatory standards. Ultra low NOx (9 ppm or less) calibrations are available.


Advanced Controls 

C-More
Efficiency and operation is further optimized via the C-More Touch Screen Control System. Intuitive, advanced, and simple to operate, C-More combine’s temperature and operating controls, combustion safeguards and fault enunciator functions – all at your fingertips! Benefits include:

  • Simplifies diagnostic troubleshooting
  • Full integration with BAS and EMS systems
  • Supports remote monitoring and control
  • Ensures fail-safe boiler operation (if external building controls fail).

Remote Data Collection
AERCO’s remote data collection continually monitors the internal operations of your AERCO equipment, scanning performance parameters and potential fault risks. This information, transmitted via Internet, is collected and evaluated at our data center. Our data center has the capability to monitor performance trends and fault occurrences. Future capabilities include early warnings before faults occur and email alerts to the user.

Boiler Management System
Benchmark 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 Management Sequencer 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.

Options and Accessories

Accessories

AERCO Condensate Neutralizer Kit 
Ideal for neutralizing condensate from condensing boilers and furnaces operating on natural gas or propane.

AERCO Control System (ACS) 
Optional multiple unit controller recommended for installations of eight or more boilers to maximize operating efficiency.

BelimoF6... HDU Series 2-way butterfly valves 
Designed to meet the needs of HVAC and commercial application requiring bubble tight shut-off for liquids. Typical applications include boiler isolation, chiller isolation, cooling tower isolation, change-over systems, air handler coil control, bypass and process control applications.

Communications Gateway 
Optional accessory supports boiler or BMS integration with BACnet, LonWorks and N2 systems.

Integration Panel 
Allows for automatic BST Master-function transfer to the next available unit in the event the original Master experiences a control panel or communication failure.

Secondary Low Water Cut-Off (LWCO) 
Where required by building code. Secondary LWCO must be installed external to boiler.

Sentinel Products 
Compatible with all materials found in a hydronic loop, these chemicals offer overall protection of a heating system from sludge, scale, corrosion, and freeze conditions.

Technical Documents

Application and Sizing Guidelines

Benchmark All Models Boiler Application Guide (TAG-0019) (GF-2070)

pdf 4.74 MB | February 17, 2017

Benchmark Electrical Power Wiring Guide (TAG-0048) (GF-2060)

pdf 437.98 KB | April 19, 2018

Benchmark Series Pre-Installation Venting & Combustion Air (TAG-0022) (GF-2050)

pdf 2.34 MB | July 23, 2018

Gas Components & Supply Design Guide (GF-2030, TAG-0047)

pdf 787.74 KB | August 14, 2018

Controls

BST Header Temperature Sensor (Direct Connect) (SD-A-1017)

pdf 38.22 KB | December 14, 2015

BST Header Temperature Sensor (Direct Connect) (SD-A-1017)

dwg 170.84 KB | March 10, 2016

BST Outdoor Temperature Sensor (Direct Connect) (SD-A-1018)

pdf 23.14 KB | December 14, 2015

BST Outdoor Temperature Sensor (Direct Connect) (SD-A-1018)

dwg 3.54 MB | March 10, 2016

Modbus Header Temperature Sensor-Kit 24444-1 (TID-0133)

pdf 184.84 KB | January 18, 2016

Up to 12 C-More controllers & BMS II

clipping 1.38 MB | December 14, 2015

Installation and Piping Drawings

Benchmark 1500 and 2000 Anchor Bolt Location (SD-A-997)

dwg 138.47 KB | July 17, 2017

Benchmark 1500 and 2000 Anchor Bolt Location (SD-A-997)

pdf 20.31 KB | July 17, 2017

BMK 1500 & 2000 MULTI UNIT ZERO-SIDE CLEARANCE (2 UNIT PAIRS) (SD-A-990)

pdf 219.45 KB | December 14, 2015

BMK 1500 & 2000 MULTI UNIT ZERO-SIDE CLEARANCE (2 UNIT PAIRS) (SD-A-990)

dwg 2.01 MB | December 14, 2015

BMK 1500 & 2000 Multiple Unit Installation with Primary Secondary Piping (SD-A-1056)

pdf 236.59 KB | June 22, 2016

BMK 1500 & 2000 Multiple Unit Installation with Primary Secondary Piping (SD-A-1056)

dwg 2.15 MB | June 22, 2016

BMK 1500, 2000 PRIMARY SECONDARY INSTALLATION (SD-A-991)

pdf 231.37 KB | December 14, 2015

BMK 1500, 2000 PRIMARY SECONDARY INSTALLATION (SD-A-991)

dwg 2.4 MB | December 14, 2015

BMK 1500, 2000 Single Installation (SD-A-989)

pdf 96.27 KB | December 14, 2015

BMK 1500, 2000 Single Installation (SD-A-989)

dwg 803.45 KB | December 14, 2015

BMK 1500, 2000 SINGLE INSTALLATION HEATING/DOMESTIC HOT WATER PIPING-TEMP. BOOST (SD-A-992)

pdf 198.81 KB | December 14, 2015

BMK 1500, 2000 SINGLE INSTALLATION HEATING/DOMESTIC HOT WATER PIPING-TEMP. BOOST (SD-A-992)

dwg 1.95 MB | December 14, 2015

BMK 1500, BMK 2000 Clearance Drawing-Single (SD-A-995)

dwg 540.36 KB | February 17, 2017

BMK 1500, BMK 2000 Clearance Drawing-Single (SD-A-995)

pdf 70.47 KB | February 17, 2017

BMK 1500-2000 Multi Installation with Motorized Valves (SD-A-1006)

pdf 184.83 KB | February 3, 2016

BMK 1500-2000 Multi Installation with Motorized Valves (SD-A-1006)

dwg 1.21 MB | March 15, 2016

BMK 1500-2000 Zero Side Clearance Drawing (SD-A-996)

dwg 701.97 KB | February 17, 2017

BMK 1500-2000 Zero Side Clearance Drawing (SD-A-996)

pdf 85.38 KB | February 17, 2017

BMK 1500-3000 Single Unit Installation w/ Dual Return (SD-A-1090)

dwg 917.65 KB | February 17, 2017

BMK 1500-3000 Single Unit Installation w/ Dual Return (SD-A-1090)

pdf 118.7 KB | February 17, 2017

BMK Series Clearance for Combination Plant (SD-A-874)

dwg 129.14 KB | July 14, 2016

BMK Series Clearance for Combination Plant (SD-A-874)

pdf 44.5 KB | July 14, 2016

Multi Dual Return With Smartplate_Tank Install (SD-A-1087)

pdf 341.09 KB | December 14, 2015

Multi Dual Return With Smartplate_Tank Install (SD-A-1087)

dwg 3.59 MB | December 14, 2015

MULTIZERO SIDE CLEARANCE (2 PAIRS) CCP INSTALL WITH 2 PORT BUFFER TANK AND SMARTPLATE (SD-A-994)

pdf 350.08 KB | December 14, 2015

MULTIZERO SIDE CLEARANCE (2 PAIRS) CCP INSTALL WITH 2 PORT BUFFER TANK AND SMARTPLATE (SD-A-994)

dwg 5.14 MB | December 14, 2015

SMARTPLATE-COMBINATION HEATING/DHW PIPING W/ BOILER BUFFER TANK TEMPERATURE BOOST APP (SD-A-993)

pdf 342.26 KB | December 14, 2015

SMARTPLATE-COMBINATION HEATING/DHW PIPING W/ BOILER BUFFER TANK TEMPERATURE BOOST APP (SD-A-993)

dwg 4.97 MB | December 14, 2015

Literature and Performance Data

AERCO Benchmark Brochure

pdf 6.17 MB | August 14, 2018

AERCO Benchmark Metric Brochure

pdf 6.2 MB | August 14, 2018

AERCO Benchmark Series Metric Technical Data Sheet

pdf 644.25 KB | May 24, 2018

AERCO Benchmark Series Technical Data Sheet

pdf 700.62 KB | June 21, 2018

AERCO C-More Technical Data Sheet

pdf 465.35 KB | December 21, 2017

AERCO's Packaged Systems

pdf 242.31 KB | May 9, 2016

Benchmark Natural Gas Altitude De-Rate Factor

pdf 799.95 KB | May 25, 2018

BMK 1500, 2000 WATER SIDE PRESSURE DROP

pdf 63.79 KB | December 14, 2015

BMK 2000 Efficiency Curves

pdf 13.87 KB | December 14, 2015

BMK1500 BTU Input vs Valve Position

pdf 54.21 KB | December 14, 2015

BMK1500 Efficiency Curves

pdf 13.87 KB | December 14, 2015

Boiler Sequencing Technology (BST) Technical Data Sheet

pdf 118.85 KB | October 24, 2017

Integration Panel for BMK BST Technical Data Sheet

pdf 344.05 KB | December 21, 2017

Operation and Maintenance Manuals (O&M)

(GF-142) BMK1500-2000 Installation, Operation & Maintenance Manual

pdf 8.39 MB | December 14, 2015

Benchmark 1500 and 2000 Dual Fuel Operation and Maintenance (OMM-0098) (G-14-0304)

pdf 6.07 MB | February 6, 2018

Benchmark 750-3000 Installation and Startup (OMM-0121) (GF-205)

pdf 5.43 MB | November 30, 2017

Benchmark 750-3000 Operation & Maintenance (OMM-0122) (GF-206)

pdf 13.92 MB | December 5, 2017

BMK 1500-2000 Dual Fuel O&M (GF-144) Serial Numbers: G-14-0304 and Above

pdf 6.07 MB | March 14, 2016

C-More Control Panel (GF-112) (OMM-0032)

pdf 2.65 MB | December 30, 2016

Operation and Maintenance Manuals (O&M) -- International

Benchmark 1500-2000 Chinese / English (OMM-0112) (GF-142-I)

pdf 7.68 MB | October 26, 2017

Benchmark 1500-2000 Chinese / English (OMM-0112) (GF-142-I)

pdf 6.98 MB | October 26, 2017

Benchmark 750-3000 G-17-0300 and up Installation Startup Korea (OMM-0127) (GF-205-K)

pdf 5.6 MB | November 30, 2017

Benchmark 750-3000 G-17-0300 and up Operation and Maintenance Korea (OMM-0128) (GF-206-K)

pdf 11.85 MB | December 5, 2017

BMK 750-3000 Installation and Startup ENGLISH (OMM-0131) (GF-205-LA)

pdf 5.48 MB | June 26, 2018

BMK 750-3000 Installation and Startup SPANISH (OMM-0131) (GF-205-LA)

pdf 8.78 MB | June 26, 2018

BMK 750-3000 Operation & Maintenance ENGLISH (OMM-0132) (GF-206-LA)

pdf 13.73 MB | June 26, 2018

BMK 750-3000 Operation & Maintenance SPANISH (OMM-0132) (GF-206-LA)

pdf 20.09 MB | June 26, 2018

Product and Component Drawings

Benchmark 1500 Revit Drawing

zip 482.14 KB | May 30, 2018

Benchmark 1500, 2000 Dimensional Drawing (AP-A-1036)

pdf 178.33 KB | November 30, 2017

Benchmark 1500, 2000 Dimensional Drawing (AP-A-1036)

dwg 5.23 MB | November 30, 2017

Benchmark 2000 Revit Drawing

zip 487.2 KB | May 30, 2018

PolyBall Condensate Trap Assembly 24441 (AP-A-1006)

pdf 62.53 KB | December 14, 2015

PolyBall Condensate Trap Assembly 24441 (AP-A-1006)

dwg 231.44 KB | July 15, 2016

Specifications and Schedules

Benchmark 750-6000 Boiler Schedule

pdf 433.75 KB | June 5, 2018

Benchmark 750-6000 Boiler Schedule

dwg 225.47 KB | June 5, 2018

BMK Standard Specification

doc 136.5 KB | May 4, 2018

Warranty

All Benchmark Limited Warranty

pdf 63.39 KB | March 1, 2018

Wiring

BMK 750-6000 Internal IO Box Wiring Diagram (SD-A-903)

dwg 201.67 KB | June 9, 2017

BMK 750-6000 Internal IO Box Wiring Diagram (SD-A-903)

pdf 53.23 KB | June 9, 2017

C-More Onboard Boiler Sequencing Tech Field Wiring Diagram 24VAC (SD-A-1010)

dwg 292.36 KB | February 17, 2017

C-More Onboard Boiler Sequencing Tech Field Wiring Diagram 24VAC (SD-A-1010)

pdf 151.98 KB | February 17, 2017

C-More Onboard Boiler Sequencing Tech Field Wiring Diagram 24VAC with Modbus Device (SD-A-1012)

dwg 201.04 KB | February 17, 2017

C-More Onboard Boiler Sequencing Tech Field Wiring Diagram 24VAC with Modbus Device (SD-A-1012)

pdf 145.5 KB | February 17, 2017

C-More Onboard Boiler Sequencing Tech with ProtoNode and BAS Field Wiring Diagram 24VAC (SD-A-1011)

dwg 392.12 KB | February 17, 2017

C-More Onboard Boiler Sequencing Tech with ProtoNode and BAS Field Wiring Diagram 24VAC (SD-A-1011)

pdf 184.93 KB | February 17, 2017

C-More Onboard Boiler Sequencing Tech with ProtoNode and BAS Field Wiring Diagram 24VAC Modbus Device (SD-A-1013)

dwg 288.29 KB | February 17, 2017

C-More Onboard Boiler Sequencing Tech with ProtoNode and BAS Field Wiring Diagram 24VAC Modbus Device (SD-A-1013)

pdf 194.24 KB | February 17, 2017

C-More Wiring Diagram BAS to C-More (SD-A-659)

pdf 30.17 KB | December 14, 2015

C-More Wiring Diagram BAS to C-More (SD-A-659)

dwg 245.24 KB | December 14, 2015

Secondary External Low Water Cut-Off - Associated Wiring Diagram (SD-A-623)

dwg 156.04 KB | July 15, 2016

Secondary External Low Water Cut-Off - Associated Wiring Diagram (SD-A-623)

pdf 55.21 KB | July 15, 2016

Case Studies

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