Mitsubishi offers R32 VRF solution
Mitsubishi Electric has launched the UK’s first viable R32 solution for large-scale air conditioning with the new range of City Multi Hybrid VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) products.
This brings all of the benefits of VRF air conditioning in R32 format to deliver a system with a significantly lower global warming potential (GWP) than existing solutions.
“There have already been over 500 Hybrid VRF systems installed across Europe since we launched five years ago and we believe this R32 version will increase the market share for this unique VRF solution,” explains Mark Grayston, product marketing manager for the company’s air conditioning systems.
“Not only can Hybrid VRF help remove the need for leak detection, this R32 version delivers the low GWP benefits that customers are now searching for.”
As part of the F-Gas Regulations, the construction industry has been looking for air conditioning systems that deliver high operational efficiency whilst minimising the global warming potential of the refrigerants used within these systems. Hybrid VRF delivers a familiar, proven solution to offer businesses a commercially viable alternative to R410A systems.
Existing VRF units use R410A which has a GWP of 2,088, whilst the newly adopted refrigerant, R32 has a reduced GWP of 675, two-thirds less than R410A.
Hybrid VRF is suitable for almost any commercial building and has already been installed in a huge variety of applications from offices, hotels, residential accommodation, showrooms, care homes, public houses and much more, with the system delivering all the design and installation flexibility of traditional VRF with comfort levels normally associated with 4-pipe fan coil systems.
“We’ve seen particular growth in Hybrid VRF sales in both the office and hotel sectors and with this R32 version we have sought to answer one of the hottest topics in the UK air conditioning industry on how to tackle low GWP in larger systems,” adds Grayston.
“Hybrid VRF is also designed to offer customers a future-proof solution that delivers advanced efficiency with improved corporate social responsibility.”