Mitsubishi to launch R32 in UK in 2017

UK: Mitsubishi Electric is to introduce the lower GWP refrigerant R32 across its air conditioning and heat pump product ranges in the UK from 2017. Mitsubishi Electric, like many of its rivals, has introduced air conditioners using R32, the non-ozone-depleting lower GWP alternative to R410A, in the Far East and Australasia but, until now, the Japanese manufacturer has remained silent on its intentions for Europe. It has now been revealed that it is to challenge its main rival Daikin, the R32 pioneer, with new products across its main product platforms from 2017. This will include a move to R32 on Mitsubishi Electric’s residential M Series and commercial P Series air conditioning ranges and Ecodan heat pumps. Only Mitsubishi Electric’s VRF products will remain on R410A for the time being, although an R32 version of the company’s recently relaunched City Multi HVRF water/refrigerant hybrid will be launched in 2017. Speaking at yesterday’s Hampshire Refrigeration Society breakfast meeting, Martin Crawford, Mitsubishi Electric’s wholesaler VAR manager, said: “R32 will be the predominant refrigerant within our business in the coming years.” He described it as the next generation refrigerant and a good substitute for R410A, despite its slightly higher pressure and mild flammability. For those concerned about the new gas, he said: “There are millions of R32 units already installed in Japan and Asia, so you here in the UK will not be guinea pigs.” On the plus side, he told the audience that R32 benefits from being a single component refrigerant, making it easier to reuse and recycle, easier to handle, won’t separate, has no glide and exhibits higher efficiency than R410A....

F gas in refrigeration, air conditioning and fire protection systems

From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Environment Agency First published: 31 December 2014 Part of: F gas: guidance for users, producers and traders Record keeping and maintenance requirements for companies that operate or service equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gas (F gas). Many refrigeration, fire protection and air conditioning and heat pump systems contain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs are a type of fluorinated greenhouse gas (F gas). Companies that operate or service and maintain equipment containing F gas must meet these requirements. Check if your system contains F gas Look at the list of F gases regulated by the EU. To find out if your equipment contains one of these F gases you can: check your manual or the labels on your equipment speak to the company that installed your equipment HFC 404A and HFC 134a are common in refrigeration systems. HFC 23 and HFC 227ea are common in fire protection systems. HFC 404A and HFC 410A are common in air conditioning and heat pump systems. Use trained technicians Only trained technicians can carry out work on equipment containing F gases, including: installation testing for leaks general maintenance disposal or decommissioning when you no longer need the product For refrigeration systems in vehicles, (eg cars, trains and ships) this only applies to: refrigerated trucks that weigh more than 3.5 tonnes refrigerated trailers that are designed to be towed by a truck or tractor Check that anyone working on your equipment is qualified. Read more about the specific qualifications needed to work on equipment containing F gases. Label equipment You must add a label if you add F gas to refrigeration,...

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YJ-LTE™ Refrigerant Recovery System

Overview The smallest, lightest, most powerful unit in its class. Don’t let the small size fool you. The YJ-LTE™ Refrigerant Recovery System is packed with the features you need at a price your budget can handle. Like a built in purge circuit which eliminates the need for external equipment and makes for easy clearing at the end of the job. And superior condensor performance which means the recovery tank stays cooler for a longer period of time, allowing you to recover more refrigerant without high-pressure cut-out. And it’s simple to operate, too, with a single valve, single gauge control panel. 95730 shown. International models have gray enclosure...