Mitsubishi presents R32 Mr Slim at same price as R410A
Mitsubishi Electric is preparing to launch R32 versions of its Mr Slim range that will be available at the same price as the equivalent R410A units. R32 has a GWP (global warming potential) of 675, compared with 2088 for R410A, and the new Mr Slim units are also more efficient. The new range will be available from July 2017.
Carl Dickinson of Mitsubishi Electric explains, ‘Anyone planning on using, designing or installing air conditioning in the coming years will now need to take into account the GWP of the system to meet the requirements of the F-Gas Regulations. A key feature of these regulations is the objective of reducing F-Gas emissions by 79% between 2015 and 2030.
The range includes 10 outdoor units offering single- and 3-phase options with cooling capacities from 3.5 to 14 kW, with full heating capacity down to -3°C. 25 individual indoor units are also available as ceiling cassettes, concealed-ducted, wall-mounted and ceiling-suspended models.
Mr Slim Power Inverter outdoor units are also available in twin and triple multi-split configurations.
All the new units maintain the familiarity of the current Mr Slim Power Inverter range. Carl Dickinson explains, ‘The size, look, feel and controls for the R32 models are the same as existing 410A Power Inverter models, so that changing over to R32 will be as easy as possible for building owners.’
Pipe runs have been increased, with 100 m available on the 10, 12.5 and 14 kW models — 25 m longer than the equivalent R410A versions. This pipe run includes a 30 m lift.
The new range includes Mitsubishi’s Replace technology, which can utilise existing pipework.