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Daikin announces imminent launch of mini VRV 5-s in Middle East and Africa

Units will contain “climate-friendly” R-32 refrigerant

| | May 13, 2020 | 7:33 pm
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Tuna Gulenc

DUBAI, UAE, 11 May 2020: Daikin Middle East and Africa (MEA) recently announced that its Mini VRV 5-s air-conditioning system with climate-friendly R-32 refrigerant will soon be available in the region as the company moves to strengthen its contributions to the MEA region, following the rising environmental protection- and sustainability-related initiatives.

The newly developed Mini VRV 5-s, the company said through a Press release, was launched in Europe recently, marking a milestone in Daikin Europe’s bid to help reduce carbon emissions in the air conditioning sector. With best-in-class design versatility, the system is the solution for the air conditioning of smaller commercial applications and apartment buildings, the company claimed. The system’s intuitive online control and variable refrigerant temperature are all geared to provide optimum comfort, the company said.

Tuna Gulenc, Vice President-Sales, Daikin Middle East and Africa (MEA), said: “Following the successful launch of the system in Europe, Daikin is looking at bringing it to MEA territories to address the growing demand for environment-friendly offerings within the regional air conditioning sector. This latest innovation incorporates all the newest technological developments, including the low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant R-32, to effectively meet the safety, environmental compatibility, economy, and energy-efficiency standards in the field of VRV.”

The VRV is an air-to-air heat pump that obtains its energy for cooling, heating and ventilation from a sustainable energy source and enables all-round thermal energy management in the building, the company said. All known VRV standards, such as Variable Refrigerant Temperature (VRT) technology, are also incorporated in the compact Mini VRV version, the company said. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the outdoor unit is easy to transport and flexible to use, the company claimed, adding that the system is equipped as well with new asymmetric fan design, leak-detection system, stop valves and the company’s swing compressor.

With only one, newly designed, and larger fan, the Mini VRV 5-s provides a high airflow rate and reduced noise emissions up to 39 dBA, the company claimed. It can be combined with wall, concealed and cassette units, and now also with a door air curtain, the company said. It can also be integrated into a ventilation system, the company added.

The system emits lower carbon, owing to its single-component R-32 refrigerant, which is easy to reuse and recycle, the company claimed. The GWP of R-32 is only one-third of that of the R-410A refrigerant, commonly used in the market, and offers up to 75% of CO2 emission equivalent reductions, the company said. Further, the Mini VRV 5-s, the company claimed, is already fully compliant with European LOT 21, Tier 2, and offers leading-edge seasonal efficiency, as it is designed with unique three-row heat exchanger.

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