New Daikin VRV IV C+ series delivers increased winter warmth
Daikin has announced the release of the Daikin VRV IV C+ series, a new, dedicated high performance system developed to meet extreme winter temperatures.
According to research undertaken over the past three decades, increasingly extreme climatic conditions mean that summers are getting hotter and more countries are experiencing long, cold winters. Recent data shows that Europe’s cold regions now extends beyond the traditional Nordic regions and Russia into Eastern Europe and as far South as Greece, with cold snaps now common in the late winter months between January and March.*
Successor to the Daikin VRV III-C series and based on Daikin’s VRV IV platform, the new Daikin VRV IV C+ system has been optimised to work at low ambient temperatures, delivering heating in temperatures as low as -25°C.
Outstanding performance at low temperatures
Optimized to work at low ambient temperatures, the VRV IV C+ has been designed to maintain a stable heating capacity down to -15°C, representing a substantial uplift over the VRVIII-C series. Previously available in capacities from 10HP to 20HP, the range has now been extended offering capacities of 10HP to 42HP.
The ErP 2021 compliant VRV IV C+ is differentiated by the advanced design of its new K-type compressor, introduced to improve performance at low load.
This is achieved by the implementation of vapour injection technology. Whilst not a new development, Daikin has refined the technology with the new generation VRV IV C+ system. Vapour exiting the condenser passes through a heat exchanger and is injected in the compressor mid-cycle to deliver the effect of a two-compressor system, with a single compressor. A new spiral design with increased injection hole size offers an increase in vapour injection improving quality compared to other available systems.
A check valve has been introduced in the vapour injection mechanism of the new compressor to prevent back flow of refrigerant during low load operation; a common issue which occurs with market-standard vapour injection compressors.
In addition, a hot gas bypass circuit at the bottom of the heat exchanger prevents ice build-up to assist in maintaining high capacity operation, allowing up to five hours of operation between defrost periods.
Setting new benchmarks for efficiency
Heat pumps typically operate at low loads of 50% or less for up to 80% of the time. Daikin’s improved VRV IV C+ raises the standard for energy efficiency when running at low load.
Typically, the movable scroll within the compressor is subjected to continuous pressure against the fixed scroll, with this pressure varying according to the system load. Decreasing pressure during low load operation can result in leakages from the high pressure to the low-pressure region. In the VRV IV C+ series, a new intermediate pressure port has been incorporated, which guarantees continuous pressure between the two scrolls thus preventing leakage and maintaining system efficiency.
The new compressor design also has a multiple balance structure, with balanced weights added to counteract the gas and centrifugal forces generated by the compression process.
The elimination of its previous function unit has reduced the footprint of the VRV IV C+ making the system easier and faster to install and configure.
With new larger capacities introduced to the series and connectivity across a wide range of indoor equipment, including indoor units for commercial and residential use, ceiling cassettes, ventilation units, smart controls and hot water/residential indoors applications, the new Daikin VRV IV C+ offers a total solution with unbeatable flexibility.
Daikin, a pioneer of the VRV technology which revolutionised climate control solutions when it was first introduced over 25 years ago, is constantly striving to find new ways of improving customer comfort and energy efficiency. The innovative new Daikin VRV IV C+ continues the tradition of future thinking, embodied in the highest standards of design excellence.
The Daikin VRV IV-C+ system is available to order from early 2019. For more information see www.daikin.eu/VRVC.
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Daikin Europe N.V.
Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration solutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. To date Daikin Europe has over 12,000 employees working at more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria and the UK. The headquarters of the Daikin Europe group are in Belgium, Ostend. The company was established in 1972, production in Europe started in 1973.
About Daikin Industries Ltd.
Based in Osaka, Japan, Daikin Industries employs over 89,000 people worldwide. The global company is market leader for heat pump and air conditioning systems, as well as air filtration. It is the only air conditioning manufacturer in the world that researches, develops and produces all important system components, such as refrigerants, compressors and electronics, in-house. The company achieved € 23.7 billion sales turnover in financial year 2021 (1 April 21 – 31 March 22).
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