Award winning HVAC-R provider Daikin, is due to launch a new range of extended Eco design compliant rooftop units, at this year’s Mostra Convegno Expo (M.C.E.) in Milan, Italy. Billed as ‘the essence of comfort’ the M.C.E show brings together the best of heating, cooling, energy and water providers globally.
Vienna, February 9th 2018
Delivering comfort technology in today’s market means establishing a balance between low emissions and high performances, in compliance with increasingly strict regulations governing the use of energy, building in safety and environmental safeguards.
Daikin’s new range of rooftop heat pumps offer an ideal solution to optimize indoor climate with an emphasis on independence from fossil fuels. This next generation of packaged units from Daikin offer an efficient plug & play solution for cooling and heating of medium to large sized buildings. The complete new line-up was designed to exceed the latest European eco-design requirements.
A wide range to meet customer expectations
The new units are standard fitted with high efficient EC delivery fans with a capability of providing up to 300pa external static pressure. Their inverter fans provide the great benefit of adjusting themselves to meet the required airflow irrespective of the head losses faced in the building on site.
The new line-up will consist of 11 sizes and made up of three different versions with capacities ranging between 20kW to 120kW:
1. A high efficient heat pump version working with 100% re-circulation of indoor air
2. A second version including free cooling up 100% with two dampers – assuring optimal balance between indoor air quality and efficiency.
3. A third version including free cooling up 100% fitted with three dampers, the third damper will assure the overpressure is compensated by the unit. An all-in-one heating, cooling, fresh air solution. This last version is standard equipped with return extraction fans for units from 45kW upwards.
Technology that breathes
The new range of Daikin’s rooftop air conditioning units combine technological innovation with optimal management of air quality to provide year-round comfort. Fresh air management of the two and three damper series can be set fixed or controlled via a CO2 probe. Also when the outside air temperature is lower then the indoor air, 100% fresh air can be brought in, providing virtually free cooling.
Unique to the three-damper rooftop series is the thermo-dynamic heat recovery technology which gives additional energy savings, by recovering waste heat through the outdoor heat exchanger. This is achieved by blowing the extracted hot air over the outdoor unit coil in order to re-use the heat and recover it.
An extensive offering of pre-fitted features
The new units are designed for maximum flexibility and minimal maintenance, with the assurance of outstanding reliability. Incorporating a reliable high efficient scroll compressor, these compact, quiet, weather resistant cabinets contain a factory pre-charged refrigerant to ensure continual and efficient operation. They can also be controlled remotely through direct integration into Daikin’s intelligent Touch Manager BMS or third party systems, through BACnet or ModBus.
The new rooftop units provide in-built flexibility for air delivery, with a choice of up to four sides (front, left, right or bottom) to suit building requirements. The factory mounted clogged filter alarm indicates when a filter requires cleaning, further improving indoor air quality and efficiency, reducing the cost of ownership.
Fully ErP compliant
Daikin’s new range of rooftop heat pumps are fully compliant with ENER Lot21. The new legislation is the latest in a series of phased implementations under the European Commission’s eco-design Directive, which came into force came into force as of 1st January this year.
Through the EcoDesign Directive, the EC’s aim is to deliver real reductions of energy consumption across the European market by driving the market to more energy efficient products. At the heart of this process is to ensure greater transparency and improved data availability to assist owners, consultants and other specifiers to make a better choice, based on more realistic efficiency information.
The scope of the new regulations covers all air conditioners over 12 kW, with specific requirements for both cooling and heating. The minimum requirements are expressed in primary energy efficiency, which compares the efficiency of products in preference to nominal efficiency, based on a formula derived from the product’s seasonal energy efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Seasonal Coefficient of Performance (SCOP).
This year’s International biennial exhibition is to be held between 13th - 16th March at Malian Fair exhibition Centre (fiera milano). Over the years MCE had become a must for the industry, featuring a diverse and comprehensive array of innovative and high-quality products and solutions for domestic and industrial HVAC and plumbing. It also provides an extensive programme of conferences and seminars promoted by leading trade associations and institutions.
For more information and registration visit www.mcexpocomfort.it