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Toshiba’s VRF wins Air Conditioning Product of the Year award

Second industry honour for SMMS-e VRF system

| | Mar 20, 2016 | 3:29 pm
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David Dunn (centre), Director and General Manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, pictured receiving the award with the company’s Neil Hitching and David Mansell, with celebrity host Jon Culshaw (left) and Russell Beattie, Chief Executive of FETA.

David Dunn (centre), Director and General Manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, pictured receiving the award with the company’s Neil Hitching and David Mansell, with celebrity host Jon Culshaw (left) and Russell Beattie, Chief Executive of FETA.

Sharjah, UAE: Toshiba has announced that the company’s SMMS-e VRF system has won its second top industry award this year, being named Air Conditioning Product of the Year at the recent ACR News Awards 2016, the first one being for innovation and efficiency.

Toshiba, the announcement added, was presented with the Product of the Year award on February 17 at Vox Conference Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom, at an event held alongside the ACR Show at the NEC.

The judges, Toshiba informed, said that a host of innovations in technology and controls put the system ahead in a highly competitive sector, delivering energy efficiency and reducing running costs for end-users.

According to Toshiba, SMMS-e VRF is the only VRF system in the market with all outdoor units exceeding 7 ESEER (European Seasonally Adjusted Energy Efficiency Rating). A new rotary compressor, developed and manufactured by Toshiba, uses a two-stage compression process for improved efficiency and performance, Toshiba said, and added that wear surfaces on compression vanes are treated with a high-tech Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating, giving it hardness, wear resistance and reliability. This, said Toshiba, enables a significant increase in compressor rotation speed, resulting in a higher displacement volume of up to 50% greater than for the previous generation of VRF systems.

“We are delighted that SMMS-e has again been recognised for its outstanding technology and performance,” said Toshiba Director and General Manager, David Dunn. “Our forthcoming SHRM-e VRF, to be launched later this year, will build on the success of the SMMS-e, and feature further innovations in technology that will contribute to even higher efficiencies and ease of installation and servicing.”


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