AC giant to start bringing mildy flammable lower-GWP refrigerant into its range from 2015
Next year, AC giant Daikin willl launch the first units with the mildy flammable lower-GWP refrigerant R32, according to Peter Verkempynk managing director of Daikin UK. The first range will be units up to 6 kW, followed by up to 16 kW units in 2016,
The third wave of R32 technology will see its Altherma heat pumps using the refrigerant from 2017, with more phases to follow, he said.
In response to concerns over working with mildly flammable gases like R32, Mr Verkempynk said: “It is our responsibility to make sure that people know how to handle R32. And therefore we will be ensuring that installers are trained appropriately.”
Today at the ACR Show, Daikin launched its fourth generation VRV, The VRV IV heat recovery system claims to offer a massive 28 per cent improved efficiency over the previous generation.