Daikin Industries will increase the sales of its air conditioning systems using R-32 inverters in the MEA region.
In 2015, Daikin had launched GCC’s first high ambient air conditioning system to 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.
Michel Farah, director of corporate environment & social responsibility, said: “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 lower environmental impact. Refrigerant choice is a key factor in the drive to maximise energy efficiency and to minimise the global warming impact of systems.”
Daikin’s Inverter Split Wall-Mounted leads the way in achieving up to 70% 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.
R-32—the result of continued research on refrigerants—is a next generation gas that addresses a range of environmental considerations. It allows the Daikin Inverter AC to maximize energy efficiency while minimizing global warming impact with zero ozone depletion potential and up to 80% less CO2 emission than R-410A.
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.