Daikin’s new chiller ranges with R-1234ze(E) refrigerant

Press Release, February 21st, 2018

Daikin launches a new generation of inverter driven air-cooled and water-cooled screw chiller series with refrigerant R-1234ze(E).


Vienna, February 21st 2018 
Daikin launches a new generation of inverter driven air-cooled and water-cooled screw chiller series with refrigerant R-1234ze(E).
The Air-cooled chiller range (TZ series) will be available from 130 kW up to 830 kW cooling capacity.
The Water-cooled chiller range (VZ series) will be available from 340 kW up to 1600 kW cooling capacity.

The selection of R-1234ze(E) allows to minimize the global warming impact of screw compressor chillers thanks to low Global Warming Potential in combination with high energy efficiency.

R-1234ze(E) is a HFO refrigerant (Hydro Fluoro Olefins). Its Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) is equal to zero (0) and the Global Warming Potential (GWP) is 7 (according to the EU F-gas Regulation based on IPCC Fourth Assessment Report). The GWP value is less than 1 according to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report.

The new range of screw compressor chillers will be equipped with Daikin design inverter driven single screw compressor with Variable Volume Ratio (VVR) technology.

An inverter drive modulates chiller capacity at part load in the most efficient way, while VVR (Variable Volume Ratio) adjusts compressor operation at any temperature conditions. A sliding valve fine-tunes refrigerant discharge pressure to match the operating condensing pressure. In this way refrigerant is compressed to just the right pressure level thus minimizing the energy losses typical of standard compressors designed with fixed volume ratio. Inverter drive for capacity control and VVR for discharge pressure fine-tuning, are working synergistically in order to optimize unit efficiency at any operating condition.

Thanks to this superior technology, current Daikin R-134a and new R-1234ze(E) series are already compliant with 2021 Ecodesign efficiency requirements. The R-134a ranges will be maintained in Daikin product portfolio allowing for a smooth market transition. The introduction of the new R-1234ze(E) range will provide a long-term solution that supports the HFC phase down schedule of the F-gas Regulation.

Daikin’s Refrigerant Policy

Daikin has a long history of continually reducing the environmental impact of cooling, heating and refrigeration products, as well as having a unique expertise that comes from manufacturing both refrigerants and equipment. This position is a result of the company's corporate philosophy to "Be a Company that Leads in Applying Environmentally Friendly Practices".

Regarding refrigerant choice, Daikin has expertise in using fluorinated (HFC, HFO) as well as non-fluorinated gases (ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrocarbons), because the company believes in diversity of refrigerant choice to allow the best suited solution to be used in each application.

For complete overview, please access “Daikin’s Policy and Comprehensive Actions on the Environmental Impact of Refrigerants”

DAIKIN Airconditioning Central Europe
Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe was founded in 1999 with its headquarter in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria. The product portfolio comprises products and solutions for heating, cooling, ventilation, airconditioning and refrigeration. Roughly 230 employees are in charge of the sales and service activities in 15 countries in Central- and Eastern Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldavia, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania).
About Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe N.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited and a major European producer of air conditioners, heating systems and refrigeration equipment, with approximately 6946 employees throughout Europe and major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Turkey and the UK.
Globally, Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development and the unrivalled quality and versatility of its integrated solutions. With more than 90 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of heating and cooling technologies, Daikin is a market leader in heat pump technology.
Press contact:
Marijke Slijkhuis
Marketing & Communication, Daikin Airconditioning Central Europe HandelsgmbH
Tel.: 43 (0)2236 32557-175
Mail: slijkhuis.m@daikin.at
campus 21, Europaring F12/402, 2345 Brunn am Gebirge, Austria  

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