A London restaurant is the first venue in the UK to install a new heat pump-based air curtain powered by Toshiba VRF.
Installed above the main front door at the Madison restaurant in St Paul’s, the air curtain provides a continuous down-draft of air, creating an invisible barrier that maintains internal comfort conditions for customers and staff.
Johnson Controls-Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe is introducing a new range of modular VRF units for 2018 under the Hitachi brand.
The Set Free Sigma outdoor units for 2-pipe heat pump and 3-pipe heat recovery will replace the existing Set Free VRF units and will be produced in the company’s European manufacturing facility in Spain.
Mitsubishi Electric has introduced new single-fan mini-VRF air conditioning units featuring the company’s smallest-ever City Multi chassis.
The systems provide multi-room heating or cooling for projects under 20kW and are said to offer better efficiency, flexibility and controllability when compared to multi-split systems. In today’s congested urban environments, developers face pressure on both equipment costs and limited space, making mini-VRF systems a highly attractive option.
Panasonic has redesigned its mini VRF heating and cooling units to reduce size and increase efficiency. The manufacturer says the new Mini ECOi VRF models deliver powerful performance for properties with limited outdoor space and boast significant energy savings, easy installation and high efficiency.
The series, which includes 4HP, 5HP and 6HP models, is said to be ideal for buildings with restricted external space. The outdoor unit is under a metre high, allowing it to be placed on a small balcony or rooftop without impacting the visual aesthetic of the building from the street.
LG believes it has responded to what its customers want with the launch of its latest VRF solution.
The Multi V S Heat Recovery is designed for small to medium-sized spaces. It offers simultaneous heating and cooling as well as domestic hot water. Claimed as an industry first, this front discharge model targets the gap between multi splits and large VRF systems.