Daikin Applied launches R32 air-to-water heat pump
Daikin Applied has launched an air to water heat pump range that uses R-32 refrigerant.
The new heat pump series features models offering heating capacities from 80 kW right up to 670 kW completes the Daikin ‘Bluevolution’ range of products – all of which are available with R-32 refrigerant in cooling-only and free cooling modes.
R-32 is an increasingly popular option for specifiers as it has a very low Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 675, which is only one third of the commonly used refrigerant R-410A. This is in line with Daikin Applied’s philosophy of working to continually reduce the environmental impact of cooling, heating and refrigeration products built on its expertise as a manufacturer of both refrigerants and equipment.
The new Daikin R-32 heat pump series will be available in two efficiency versions (Silver and Gold), which can be combined with three acoustic configurations (Standard, Low and Reduced) providing full customisation to meet project-specific requirements.
A key focus for the designers of the Bluevolution heat pump units was reducing running costs by achieving an impressive coefficient of performance (COP) of up to 3.5 at nominal conditions along with a seasonal energy efficiency rating (SEER) of up to 4.7 in cooling mode and 3.9 for heating.
The R-32 series is also fully compatible with the Daikin Applied on Site cloud-based platform, which provides remote monitoring, system optimisation and preventive maintenance for the long-term benefit and peace of mind of the end user.
It also comes with Master/Slave functionality as standard, allowing the controls system to manage up to four units without the need for external control devices.
For more complex installations, such as a higher number of units, peripheral controls etc., Daikin can offer an Intelligent Chiller Manager option. This allows energy optimisation of the system and, when necessary, full customisation of the controls for a specific installation.