This week Daikin is taking part to INTERCLIMA 2019, a major energy efficiency event in Paris showcasing a comprehensive array of high-performance solutions for saving energy in buildings. The trade fair is hosting installers, contractors, architects, engineers and distributors, giving them the opportunity to discover the most innovative and efficient solutions for more economical and comfortable buildings. In this context, Daikin is presenting a new heat pump prototype, the EWYT-B- with R-32, to stimulate market interest.
Daikin has been steadily working to minimize the impact of its technologies on the environment around us, and after launching R-32 refrigerant in split air conditioners in 2012 and air-cooled chillers in 2018, it is now extending the use of R-32 refrigerant to heat pumps as well.
Daikin new heat pump EWYT-B- with R-32 refrigerant opens doors to new opportunities. Just one year after introducing on the market the first chiller in the industry to use R-32 refrigerant, Daikin is leading the way towards sustainability again, keeping up with environmentally friendly products development.
This new product aims at confining fossil fuels and older refrigerants to a minor role in space heating. Do you know that space heating requires in Europe 54%* of the energy demand for heating and cooling? It is a huge percentage if we consider that only a very limited share of this demand is satisfied by sustainable technologies. Daikin heat pump EWYT-B- offers a new opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of heating & cooling systems. It is a product specifically designed to heat up a wide range of spaces, satisfying heating & cooling demand from 80 to 670 kW, meaning it can satisfy the needs a wide variety if applications, from residential buildings to hotels, offices and industrial processes.
All that makes Daikin new heat pump EWYT-B- a wise and better choice not only when compared to fossil fuels, thanks to its renewable energy technology, but also compared to standard refrigerants like the R-410A, since the GWP (Global Warming Potential) of R-32 refrigerant is exactly one third of that of R-410A refrigerant. But it doesn’t stop with that. R-32, being a single component refrigerant, is much easier to recover and reuse, differently from R-410A, which is a blend of refrigerants and cannot be recycled.
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*Source: Heat Roadmap Europe, 2015 Final Heating & Cooling Demand in France, October 2017 report