Daikin to expand sales of R-32 inverter splits in Middle East and Africa

daikinDaikin’s new Inverter split wall-mounted leads the way in achieving up to 70 per cent energy reductions with an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of 13.3 at T1 condition compared to the traditional split AC. (Image source: Daikin)Daikin Industries has announced that it will be selling more of its R-32 inverters, GCC’s first high ambient air conditioning system that was launched in 2015

The inverters use R-32, an alternative refrigerant to R-22 with zero ozone depletion potential and lower global warming impact than R-410A refrigerant. The unique combination of R-32 and inverter technology in the new Daikin split range, FTKM/FTXM series, offers end-users the opportunity to benefit from class-leading energy efficiencies, with excellent cooling capacity and high indoor climate comfort, while lowering the environmental impact.

The global market demand for R-32 room air-conditioners has reached 27mn units where Daikin share has exceeded 10mn units since 2012 in more than 50 countries. This has contributed to 47mn tonnes of carbon emission reductions.

“Daikin is renowned for its pioneering approach to product development with more than 90 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of air conditioning technologies. As part of its serious commitment towards the environment, Daikin aims at developing systems that improve comfort levels while having a lower environmental impact. The refrigerant choice is a key factor in the drive to maximise energy efficiency and to minimise the global warming impact of systems,” said Michel Farah, director of corporate environment and social responsibility.  

Daikin’s new Inverter split wall-mounted leads the way in achieving up to 70 per cent energy reductions with an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of 13.3 at T1 condition compared to the traditional split AC. These energy efficient feature makes it the most energy-efficient air conditioner of its type available in the GCC market, and be the best solution for retrofit projects and ESCO companies.

Daikin MEA vice-president Tuna Gulenc added, “As part of our environmental commitment to society, we believe it is the manufacturer’s duty to advise the market and develop sustainable solutions that have practical applications in reducing energy consumption and CO₂ emissions. People in Japan, Europe, China, Australia and other countries, already enjoy the benefits of Inverter technology and here at Daikin MEA, we believe the Middle East will soon follow. The use of Inverter technology in HVAC units helps each citizen to contribute to the regional efforts to reduce environmental impact.”

Following GCC, Daikin had also launched successively the first R-32 Inverter split designed specifically for the African market. The new range GTKL-TV1 series offers powerful and efficient cooling performances with the best built-in voltage protection. It can withstand the widest voltage range from 160-265V for an AVS free operation. Anti-corrosion protection is offered as standard and the robustness of this unit has been designed for Africa by reinforcing the product structure and packaging.

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